I just did a podcast interview on the Doc Lounge Podcast about one of my favorite topics, locum tenens! During this discussion, I explained how locum tenens helped me discover that neurology would be my subspecialty and how it helped me throughout the years. Locums has expanded my horizons regarding different approaches to clinical medicine and address the ongoing challenge of work/life balance. I also offer some advice on how to make locums work for you. You can find the Do
Thanks to Michelle Johnson, Ph.D., management professor, leadership expert, and author of "The Seismic Shift in Leadership," for joining me on this episode of "The Art of Medicine with Dr. Andrew Wilner." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AL5qXRnAZq8 Michelle earned a Ph.D. in Communication from Louisiana State University and is Gaston Chair of Business at Loyola University in New Orleans, LA. She's been teaching for more than 20 years and is an executive coach specializing in
Many thanks to Dr. Kate Mangona for inviting me to her podcast, Medicine, Marriage and Money. We discussed medicine, marriage, and money, (only consider myself skilled at one of these). We talked about locum tenens and the importance of "intentionality" in achieving one's goals. Kate asked a lot of personal questions and I did my best to answer them! I also made a special gift offer to Kate's listeners at the end of her podcast, so you might want to check it out. You can li
Please join me for this fascinating podcast as I interview three physicians at Northwestern Medicine about DNA methylation brain tumor diagnosis. It turns out that a brain biopsy and routine histological stains don't always correctly classify the tumor type-information that is essential for proper treatment. Northwestern Medicine is one of the few institutions to offer this advanced technology on a routine clinical basis. Please listen to this 15-minute episode of "Better Edg
Leigh Page from Medscape interviewed me, Jimmy Turner, MD, (the Physician Philosopher), and Peter Moskowitz, MD, founder of the Center for Professional and Personal Renewal in Palo Alto, CA, and put together 5 career improvement tips. In the article, I share a little-known snippet of my personal journey, which in a very round-about way led to my current position as Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN, and host o
Many thanks to Chad Saley from CompHealth for inviting me to participate in a locum tenens informational webinar on May 25, 2021, 10 AM Mountain Time. Since the publication of my book, "The Locum Life: A Physician's Guide to Locum Tenens," I've had many opportunities to share my experiences and priceless pearls about locums. I've also interviewed other physicians who shared their locums experiences (including Dr. Zhu, see below). Program: For this ask me anything webinar, Dr.
The Art of Medicine with Dr. Andrew Wilner has just surpassed 1,000 audio downloads and 32 episodes. Thanks to all my guests, who have all provided fascinating insights into their areas of expertise. Well, I know 1000 downloads aren't that many if you compare it to podcast entrepreneurs like JDL, but it's a great milestone for the first year of The Art of Medicine with Dr. Andrew Wilner! If you missed any of the episodes, they are archived at www.andrewwilner.com/videos 32 Sp
Many thanks to Dr. Heather Fork, founder of The Doctor's Crossing, for inviting me to speak about locum tenens. Heather is a physician career strategist who has helped hundreds of physicians find their perfect career niche that satisfies their professional and personal goals. Heather and I had a fun-filled discussion about locums that included the role of an agency, how to select an agent, the three career stages where physicians might consider locums, the flexible lifestyle,
Many thanks to Ken Sommerville, MD, an old friend and colleague, who discussed his 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9yjo5IbMNw When I was in training, my academic mentors considered Pharma the “dark side” with the implication that such a career was unworthy of a physician with Oslerian aspirations. Ken provided welcome enlightenment on this narrow perspective. A colleague’s unexpected invitation prompted Dr. Sommerville t
Last March, I posted the first podcast of "The Art of Medicine with Dr. Andrew Wilner." Episodes appear every other Sunday. These are now available on the most popular podcast players, such as Apple, Google, Spotify, Stitcher, Pandora, and others (see image below). A total of 12 episodes have been published so far, with more to come (see list below).
This program grew out of my interest in locum tenens, and several episodes provide practical information on locums. These com
Many thanks to Paul Gross, MD, a family practice physician and Editor-in-Chief of "Pulse," for joining me today on The Art of Medicine with Dr. Andrew Wilner."
"Pulse" is an online, weekly publication that addresses the medical humanities through works of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and photography. The journal's full name is "Pulse Voices from the Heart of Medicine," and it appears at www.pulsevoices.org.
Dr. Gross started the magazine because of the disconnect betw
I am thrilled that my new podcast, "The Art of Medicine with Dr. Andrew Wilner," was named by Feedspot.com as one of the "Top 20 Physician Podcasts You Must Follow in 2020." The ranking depended on relevancy, frequency, social media follower counts, engagement, domain authority, age, Alexa Web Traffic Range, and other criteria. It was great being on the same list with some of my favorite podcasts like "Physician Nonclinical Careers," "The ZDoggMD Show," and "Doctors Unbound."
A new episode of my podcast, The Art of Medicine with Dr. Andrew Wilner, returns to one of my favorite topics, locum tenens. In this episode #7, John Jurica, MD, an expert on nonclinical careers, interviewed me about locum tenens. John’s familiar with my book, “The Locum Life: A Physician’s Guide to Locum Tenens.” We had a lot of fun and talked for over an hour! I started by defining locum tenens, explaining “The Locum Life,” and how to get your first assignment. We discusse
Whether fate placed them on the frontlines or sidelines of the Coronavirus battle, physicians have been forced to reassess their careers and long-term goals. For those considering a nonclinical career or side gig, two upcoming online programs may be helpful: 1. The Leverage and Growth Virtual Summit for Physicians, May 11-22, 2020 Here’s a partial speaker list: John Jurica (NonClinical Physicians) David Draghinas (Doctors Unbound) Nii Darko (Docs Outside the Bo
CompHealth, a locum tenens agency, published my essay today, "Essential life skills for a good locum tenens doc." While written with a locum tenens physician in mind, the message applies to full-time physician employment as well. The article includes a description of the "3 A's of Success," which I have found very valuable tenets. I had fun writing the piece because it obliged me to review what works and what doesn't work when beginning a new assignment or job. While I hope
Many thanks to Dr. Debra Blaine for appearing in Episode #5 of “The Art of Medicine with Dr. Andrew Wilner” and discussing her new novel, “Code Blue”. Dr. Blaine explained that the novel grew from her frustrating experiences working in an urgent care center that focused on the “bottom line” rather than helping people. Dr. Blaine is already working on her second novel, so we hope to have a follow-up show in a year or so! Dr. Blaine also works as a certified coach for medical p
My long-time editor, Bret Stetka, MD, at Medscape.com, asked me to write about the effects of COVID-19 on the nervous system. There have been many recent reports of neurological symptoms associated with COVID-19, but the critical question remains whether the virus directly targets neurons or whether neurological symptoms result from indirect injury. Rabies virus, for example, directly infects the nervous system with 100% mortality. If SARS-CoV-2 does attack the brain directly
In Episode #4 of “The Art of Medicine with Dr. Andrew Wilner” podcast, Rabbi Jeremy Simons and I discussed the role of the hospital chaplain in modern medical care and the importance of spiritual healing. While in rabbinical school, Rabbi Simons, Assistant Rabbi at Temple Israel in Memphis, TN, received extensive training to comfort people afflicted with illness, whether they are Jewish or not. We examined the value of spiritual healing and how difficult it is to measure. The