Wed, May 18|
TSCHE Learning Hall
The Imperfection Sessions: The Highs and Lows of Physical Health in a Medical Career (Duke School of Medicine)
Time & Location
May 18, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
TSCHE Learning Hall, 8 Searle Center Dr, Durham, NC 27710, USA
About the Event
Presented by Medicine in Motion @ Duke & the Mental Health and Wellness Committee, this session will feature physicians, residents, and medical students at Duke who authentically share ways they have engaged with and struggled to maintain their physical health (exercise, sleep, healthy lifestyles, etc.), how they have attempted to overcome these struggles, and how they maintain reasonable standards and practices for physical health alongside the demands of a medical career. We'll explore questions such as:
- How has your physical health fluctuated over the course of your medical training and career?
- How have you adapted to changes in career and life circumstances that have necessitated a change in your physical activity habits?
- What advice do you have for integrating exercise and other healthy lifestyles into your life when personal and professional demands make this difficult?
- Have you experienced cognitive dissonance when, as a physician, you struggle to follow the same guidance for healthy lifestyles that you provide your patients?
- What has been the role of exercise and remaining active in your professional identity formation, self-perception, and/or how others may have perceived you in medicine?
- How have the workplace and workplace structures influenced your ability to tend to your own physical health?
Our panelists will include:
- Calisha Allen, MD, PGY-2 Resident, Duke Pediatrics Residency Program
- Kenzie Johnston, MD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Duke University Team Physician
- Jeremiah Davis, MD, MPH, PGY-1 Resident, Duke Family Medicine Residency Program
- Franz Belz, MS3+
- Sonali Biswas, MS3+