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5 Opportunities for Physician Growth to Take Advantage of This Year

Between the pandemic and every day causes of burnout, it’s easy for providers to feel like they’re in a rut. While they still may love their career and have a passion for taking care of patients, sometimes a change or improvement is needed to kickstart the motivation.

The beginning of the year is a great time to start thinking about new ways to fall back in love with medicine. Check out these five opportunities suggested by Physician's Weekly.

  1. Volunteer at a free clinic. Now more than ever, volunteers are needed across the country at free clinics. Find a free clinic in your area.

  2. Go on a medical mission trip. Looking to take a trip and give back at the same time? Medical mission trips are a great way to do just that. Not only will you be a part of a global community, but you’ll also gain new perspective and provide necessary care in parts of the world where its needed most.

  3. Join a committee. From healthcare institutions to medical societies, there are several opportunities to join a committee. You’ll meet new peers, benefit your community and contribute to the industry. What’s there to lose?

  4. Earn another certificate. Never stop learning. If you feel like you’re in a rut career-wise, consider taking a new course or earning that certificate you’ve always thought of.

  5. Consider locum tenens. Do you still love the work, just ready for a change of scenery? By becoming a freelance physician, you’ll have more flexibility in your schedule and freedom to achieve the work-life balance you desire.

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