As Alex Chiu, ENTtoday’s new physician editor, and I reflected at the recent Triological Society Combined Sections meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz., we discussed how fortunate we are to be part of such a vibrant specialty with so many extraordinarily talented individuals. I very much enjoyed the meeting, as I had an opportunity to witness some great educational sessions, see friends, meet new colleagues, and spend meaningful time with several of the personal mentors who helped shape my career.
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One of the most compelling sessions at the meeting was a panel discussion about physician wellness and burnout. Four of our respected colleagues provided insight into their ongoing personal journeys. The path to becoming a successful physician is competitive and stressful, and while many appear to navigate this process with ease, realizing that most face similar feelings and challenges provides relief and an opportunity to share experiences. The panel’s discussion was raw and relatable for everyone in the audience.
“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” —Yogi Berra