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The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast

Supercharge your learning as these board-certified Internists interview the experts to bring you clinical pearls, practice changing knowledge, and a healthy dose of humor. 

Dec 13, 2018

Create a successful partnership and career withs tips from Wonder Woman, Sue Hingle MD of ACP. 

Work-Life Balance: is it a myth, or attainable if we could just find the right fit? In this episode, we chat with Dr. Susan Hingle about identifying our work-life priorities and re-evaluating these priorities throughout our lives. We strategize about achieving personal and professional goals (pro tip: stop worrying about what others think!). Dr. Hingle is Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Vice Chair of Education and Faculty Development and Associate Internal Medicine Residency Program Director at Southern Illinois University. She is also the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians (ACP). She has served at the ACP in a variety of ways, including as a member of the ACP Women’s Task Force. Her clinical expertise is in women’s health, health promotion, and disease prevention. Enjoy the episode!

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Written and produced by: Nora Taranto MS4, Shreya Trivedi MD, Leah Witt MD, Sarah P. Roberts MPH.

CME Questions by: Shreya Trivedi MD

Editors: Matthew Watto MD and Chris Chiu MD

Hosts: Shreya Trivedi MD, Paul Williams MD, Leah Witt MD

Guest: Susan Hingle MD

Time Stamps

  • 00:00 Disclaimer, intro and guest bio
  • 02:52 Guest one liner, WIM Moment of awakening, advice for her younger self
  • 07:45 Picks of the week
  • 10:30 Physician with family and caregiver responsibility; How to plan for personal and professional goals
  • 18:20 What to look for in a partner, how to work with them to achieve work life fit, and non-traditional roles
  • 28:35 Advice on family planning
  • 31:40 Residency programs and life events
  • 32:55 Should you go part-time?
  • 39:43 Work life balance? Or work life fit? And some examples/tips for success
  • 49:54 Take home points
  • 50:45 Outro
  • 52:22 Bonus story