Gain respect from colleagues and patients
Mastering self-awareness and constructive communication is an art – and one not often mastered by most. From a medical perspective, your degree and white coat will garner immediate respect among patients, families and peers. But what you say, how you act and how you react are critical to earning a different level of respect needed to be successful in the clinical setting and beyond.
Squeeze every ounce of time out of your day
You spend upwards of eight years having no time, busy with classwork, lab work, clinicals, studying and trying to stay afloat on your road to residency. Yes, that will go away. Then you’ll have a whole new type of busy in your life! But it IS possible to work more efficiently and squeeze every ounce of time out of your day with the right tips and tricks.
Get what you need from others – when you need it
“Ask and you shall receive” – while we’d like to think this is always going to happen, it simply won’t. Overcoming “no” from patients, families and colleagues takes some give and take using carefully honed negotiation skills. Learn powerful techniques to get what you want from others when you want it.
Understand how the business and financial sides of health care affect you in practice and personal life
Mapping out a thorough plan to pay back student loans, a strategy to handle unexpected expenses and a budget for everyday expenses will help you avoid financial pitfalls. Why add stress to this already stressful time in your new career? Get essential, and often not discussed, business and financial skills to help you meet your goals.