Welcome to Knowledge to Practice!
As a doctor, you are up to four times more likely to commit suicide than your non-medical friends and family. More than one in 10 physicians will develop a substance abuse problem, and professional burnout is markedly higher among physicians than it is in the general population.
Being a physician is not good for your mental health.
Better yourself to better your patients’ lives
Everyone lives on fast-forward these days, but medical professionals bear a particularly difficult burden. My colleagues and I can’t take away EHRs or ever-changing guidelines, but we hope we can help you make the most of the time you spend learning, and maybe even find a little time to better yourself in the process.
This blog, which will feature posts from healthcare and education bloggers and top clinicians from around the country, will show you how to stay at the top of your professional game, keep up to date about emerging therapies, reduce the pain of CME and MOC, and occasionally just give advice about how to find a little more time for yourself in our double-speed world.
Knowledge fuels confident practice
When I was Chief Learning Officer for the American College of Cardiology, I saw firsthand how knowledge fueled confident practice—and also how hard it was for clinicians to fit learning into their schedules, let alone retain what they learned and put it into practice. I founded Knowledge to Practice—and started this blog—to change that.
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