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Four Ways to Lose Your Autonomy

Daniel Paull MD spells out the formula for maximum physician burnout, with 4 ways to lose autonomy.

May 23, 2023

Best ways as a physician to lose your autonomy and get burnt out:

1. Immediately sign a contract with a large hospital system with bonuses based on productivity (RVUs). You want to ask around to make sure that most of your future colleagues aren’t able to hit their bonuses.

2. Immediately sign a contract with a mature, large, private equity backed private practice. The private equity part is important. Nothing quite like a bunch of pure money minded folks pulling the strings.

3. Make sure whichever contract you sign, that it has a rock solid large non-compete. If you leave your job, you want to make sure that you have to uproot your whole family, or spend 10s of thousands in legal costs to get out of the non-compete.

 

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4. Spend liberally. Buy your forever home immediately, also upgrade your cars to luxury cars. Sending the kids to private school is also a good idea, especially when the public schools in your area are good. Make sure that you don’t take salary taxes into account when you make your purchases, and put as much on your credit cards as possible.

There, you’ve done it!

Perfect formula for loss of autonomy and high burnout as a physician!

Pat yourself on the back as you cry yourself to sleep every night while questioning your career choice.

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