Physicians can use ‘side gigs’ to reduce burnout, achieve financial freedom

Finding an alternative income stream is particularly important for physicians, according to a presentation at this year’s virtual Women in Medicine Summit.Nisha Mehta, MD, a radiologist in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, said physicians who do not have the financial ability to limit their clinical work when they need a break can be at risk for burnout.She said women, in particular, are at risk for leaving medicine, as research has shown that “40% of women physicians will actually cut back clinically or leave medicine entirely within their first 5 years out of training.”Read More

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