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Trauma Surgeon Beats Burnout!

Updated: Aug 23, 2022

Many thanks to Serene Shereef, MD, a trauma surgeon who achieved work/life balance by working locum tenens. After her residency, Dr. Shereef struggled with balancing three children, a husband, and the demanding life of a trauma surgeon. She tried academic medicine but was miserable. She quit and tried a community practice, but it was the same story. Finally, with the help of a couple of coaches and a reassessment of her life’s priorities, she succeeded in finding a part-time position that allows her to practice surgery while offering quality time for her family and other interests. She’s happier than she’s ever been and eager to share her advice with other physicians wrestling with work/life balance.

Dr. Shereef has a podcast, “Mindfulness and Productivity Systems Podcast.” The title says it all! You can reach Dr. Shereef on her social media channels. You can watch this interview on YouTube:

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