When you’re hunting for a job straight out of training you’re taught to be grateful for whatever opportunity is on the table, and sign on the dotted line, no questions asked. Why ruffle feathers when you’re lucky to be getting hired at all?
It’s a flawed mindset, but one that’s very common in medicine, and holds us back from getting a job that serves us.
The truth is: negotiation is as much a necessity for grads and new attendings as it is for seasoned physicians with years of experience.
Today, I’m joined by a physician who is a shining example of why you don’t have to settle just because you're new to the field. How was she able to shift her mindset and advocate for herself? Why do we need to stop seeing ourselves as less deserving of opportunity because we’re new?
In this episode, Dr. Janeeka Benoit shares the negotiation wins she has had because of a dramatic change in mindset.
Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode
Dr. Janeeka Benoit is a Board Certified Internal Medicine & Sports Medicine Physician. She is passionate about caring for not only the athletic population, but also passionate about teaching the general population on how to live healthier lives by restoring and maintaining their physical function through exercise.
To learn more about Dr. Benoit’s mission to help patients use exercise as medicine, follow her on Instagram @medfitdo.