The Physician Identity Trap

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

PHYSICIANS: I urge you do not conflate your career and your identity.

You are not your job / practice.

The conditions of your employment and your response/reaction to them are lessons learned.

You make the meaning in those experiences and are able to stay or walk away.

Don't fall victim to this fusion and give in to despair.

I wish you fertile soil for the seeds that are your soul's drive to be a helper and a healer.

Plant them, nurture them with your good works.

and may you find a team that supports this calling to grow tall enough to touch the sky and put down deep, strong roots.


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