Sunday, June 21, 2009

Writing for the NY Times as a Physician


I don't write for the New York Times. However, Dr. Pauline W. Chen has a really nice article titled, "Taking Time for the Self on the Path to Becoming a Doctor." It's a great story about the life of an intern/resident and the common struggles we all go through during residency. We lose our temper. We say and do things that we regret. We experience burnout. We lose balance in our lives.

Pauline W. Chen, MD, is a liver transplant and liver cancer surgeon, is the author of Final Exam: A Surgeon’s Reflections on Mortality (Knopf, 2007; Vintage, 2008), a New York Times bestseller. Dr. Chen graduated from Harvard University and Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and completed her surgical training at Yale University, the National Cancer Institute (National Institutes of Health), and UCLA.

So what's unique about Dr. Chen? For one thing, she tweets, blogs, and uses Facebook. How about you? If you love to write, start a blog. You'll never know where that might take you. Eventually, you may publish a book and get recognized nationally.

To read the NY Times article, click here.
To go to Dr. Chen's blog, click here.

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