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Winter 2018

The career development quarterly for physicians of all specialties, PracticeLink Magazine provides readers with feature articles, compensation stats, helpful job search tips—as well as recruitment ads from organizations across the U.S.

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PracticeLink.com W INTER 2018 51 features THE QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUE ▲ ▲ ▲ Striving for balance is a thing of the past. Think "integrated" instead. MARCIA LAYTON TURNER Y e S , W o RK -l IF e BA l A NC e IS P o SSIB le IN medicine. That's the good news. You can have a personal life and a fulfilling career simultaneously. But unlike in previous generations, when you were either working or not working, work and personal lives are now commingled. That's not necessarily bad news, but effective time management becomes the key to feeling like you have time to yourself. Work-life balance looks different today than even a few decades ago, says Peter Angood, M.D., C eo of the American Association for Physician Leadership. Where prior generations were able to switch back and forth between their many roles — physician, spouse or partner, parent, child, friend, volunteer, caregiver — today's physicians have to juggle multiple roles. Years ago, physicians were much better able to control the amount of work they did. It was possible to move between working and not working, explains Angood. During the times you weren't working, you would spend time with family and friends at home, or enjoy time engaged in your hobbies and outside interests. And at work, there was no outside interference from your personal life. Today, it's nearly impossible to separate your life into two clearly distinct states of being. "Doctors are more accessible, causing a disproportionate amount of time e X i S t FO r PHYS i C i A n S? DO e S work- life balance

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