Minimizing Risk - with guest Dr. Phil Stahel - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon that wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 2

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

We are welcoming orthopaedic trauma surgeon, Phil Stahel, onto the MINI-podcast for the second time in a row, where he’ll challenge us to work on becoming minimizing risk in order to become better surgeons.

How does he recommend taking a pragmatic approach to risk? By answering these 4 questions:

  • Question 1 - What is the best thing that can happen if I take the risk?

  • Question 2 - What is the worst thing that can happen if I take the risk?

  • Question 3 - What is the best thing that can happen if I don’t take the risk?

  • Question 4 - What is the worst thing that can happen if I don’t take the risk?

And I recommend that we turn this into a habit with ... PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE!

If you’re not familiar with Dr. Stahel, his book Blood, Sweat and Tears - Becoming a Better Surgeon, is an enlightening dive into his 20-year journey from intern to successful surgeon and global patient safety advocate.

It is a perfect example of how surgeons can be both talented in the theater and talented outside of it.