When Physicians Resign: How to Quit Gracefully, Optimize Your Exit & Serve Out Your Notice Period in Peace

podcast Jul 22, 2021

When a physician quits their job, it’s usually not as simple as handing in your resignation letter and riding off into the sunset. Most of us are contractually obligated to stay for up to 180 days. That’s a REALLY long time to work while you wait for your exit, so how do you make it bearable?

Your notice period can be your worst nightmare, or an opportunity to close a chapter on your own terms. The experience you have is completely within your control.

Is there such a thing as “quitting well”? How can we plan for our exit ahead of time and leave the job gracefully?

In today’s episode, I talk about how to shift your mindset and leave your job on the best terms possible. 


Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 

  • How to leave a job on your own terms
    What’s the difference between being forced to quit and ending a chapter deliberately, intentionally and on your terms?

  • Why patients need to be our top priority
    In the last days of our employment, our focus needs to be on our patients. How can we set our successors up for success so patients don’t suffer in the transition?

  • How to quit gracefully in an acrimonious resignation
    Hostility from soon-to-be ex-employers and co-workers is par for the course when we quit. How do we leave with no hard feelings? 

  • The power of a mindset shift
    Why do we have to reframe internalized negative mindsets and dysfunctional beliefs about quitting? 

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