The first ever Postcall Lounge with Emi Okamoto, MD, and Ed DelSole, MD.
Dr. DelSole is an orthopedic spine surgeon with the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, PA soon to be in practice in Scranton, PA. He and Dr. Okamota know one another from their med school days.
Topics this week include an op-ed by Danielle Ofri, MD, published in the New York Times in early June 2019 which addressed how business exploits healthcare workers, especially doctors and nurses. Emi also opens up about how she and her colleagues address burnout in her workplace, Dr. DelSole gives five tips that have helped him stay optimistic throughout med school, training and into his career.
- Dr. Ofri op-ed - 05:05
- Dr. DelSole's op-ed on the biggest problem in medicine - 09:01
- Burnout in Emi's clinic - 12:55
- How internal medicine residents spend their days - 13:58
- "You have more power than you think" - 16:53
- 5 things that keep Dr. DelSole optimistic - 20:49
- Book recommendations about the life of doctors and surgeons - 25:40
Outline and Links:
- Danielle Ofri, MD, NYT op-ed from June 2019.
- Ed DelSole, MD, op-ed.
- Assessment of Inpatient Time Allocation Among First-Year Internal Medicine Residents Using Time-Motion Observations JAMA Internal Medicine(Krisda H. Chaiyachati, MD, MPH, MSHP; Judy A. Shae, PhD; David A. Asch, MD, MBA)
- Dr. DelSole's 5 things:
- Don't do it for the money.
- The core of the profession is the relationships that you have with patients.
- The profession is grounded in service; there's going to be sacrifice: be cautious of your online voice
- Don't be afraid to get paid. You Deserve it.
- Book recommendations about being a doctor: