Subscribe
170 – Dr. X Files #2 – I became a martyr for medicine and my career

Docs Outside The Box

170 – Dr. X Files #2 – I became a martyr for medicine and my career

What’s good everyone!! Get your popcorn ready. Get comfortable. We got a new episode of Dr. X Files. Remember, these are episodes of anonymous doctors speaking their truths in a…
July 6, 2020
ADVERTISEMENT
#ListenDNA Vanderbilt Health Discoveries In Action Podcast

170 – Dr. X Files #2 – I became a martyr for medicine and my career

What’s good everyone!!

Get your popcorn ready. Get comfortable. We got a new episode of Dr. X Files. Remember, these are episodes of anonymous doctors speaking their truths in a format that makes them most comfortable.

This episode will blow your mind like the first one. When people talk about a “food chain” in medicine – let’s just say Doctor X is at the top of this food chain. She is highly specialized, well-compensated, and extremely satisfied with her career/lifestyle balance. This wasn’t the case a couple of years ago.

Decisions we all make to survive residency, can turn into pathologic lifestyle choices later as an attending. Well, this caught up to Dr. X early as an attending. Some of these decisions are rooted in people-pleasing and avoidance of conflict. Either way, don’t judge we’ve all been there.

Dr. X explicitly details how her decisions led her to sign a contract that was not very detailed, felt uncomfortable asking for market value for her skills, and put self-care on the backburner.  She also talks about how her reputation was almost ruined. Dr. X ain’t no punk though. She became the heroine of her own story and gives a masterclass on how she saved her career and is living her best life!!!

ADVERTISEMENT
#ListenDNA Vanderbilt Health Discoveries In Action Podcast

Listen on your favorite player

New to Podcasts? It's easy to get started!

You may also like

The Best Health Podcasts. Delivered to Your Inbox.

Proudly supported by:

cover
Ripple Effect: COVID-19 Upends Health & Society COVID-19 is unleashing tectonic shifts and magnifying cracks in society and health care. Vanderbilt Health physicians guiding us through this era pinpoint what needs to change and how far this pandemic will reverberate.