Working, Overtime and Medicine

How do most doctors deal with working overtime? I am really not sure. Most of us… just work. I am learning that I need to protect myself and stick to time schedules.

Many of us, from the time of internship or residency are only taught to work and work harder. Not just work smarter, but harder. Many of us don’t really know any other way.

Work never gets over. Ever.

We need to do as much as possible and get out of the workplace to come back the next day to do the remaining.

I am slowly learning that it is vital to take time for yourself and your family/friends. Absolutely vital.

At the end of the day, the only thing that really matter is you and your family. The time spent with your wife/husband or children or people who really matter.

Hard lesson. Unfortunately, most of us learn it too late in our careers.

Protect yourself. Enjoy life.

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Rohit Joshi

I am a doctor who helps people deal with cancer with diagnosis and management of the illness (chemotherapy, biological agents, immunotherapy and hormonal agents).

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