Knowing Your Handicap - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon that wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 11

Pump the brakes on your week and take 10 minutes to make your life as a surgeon just a little better…

This week on the Mini-Podcast we are talking about measuring our own self-improvement by 'Knowing Your Handicap' and how this system can be applied from golf to other parts of our lives and career. It allows you, like golf, to create a system where you can track and improve, even if you're at different levels than your colleagues, because you're comparing yourself to your former self. 

How do you apply the Handicap System?

By doing the following:

  • Look for one part of your life you want to improve

  • Look at how you can measure and create your own handicap system

  • Track it and let us know how you go!

Most importantly, compare yourself only to your former self and start building the system into your daily life! 

Knowing Your Handicap is a perfect example of how surgeons can improve their effectiveness inside and outside of the OR.

Attending Annual Meetings - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon that wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 6

Pump the brakes on your week and take 10 minutes to make your life as a surgeon just a little better…

This week on the Mini-Podcast we are discussing attending annual meetings after the AAOS last week. 

How do you get the most out of attending annual meetings and conferences?

By doing the following:

  • Pre-op, the pro-active planning phase: identify the education events and meetings that are important to you, and get those onto your schedule. Consider scheduling time for networking and physical activity. 

  • Inter-op, the operating plan during the meeting: follow through on the pre-op plan, but be able to adjust and remain flexible.

  • Post-op, the post-meeting debrief: analyze the meeting and identify what went well and what could go better - how you can improve for next year?

Most importantly, do it YOUR way!

Attending annual meetings is a perfect example of how surgeons can improve their effectiveness inside and outside of the OR.