Sasha K. Shillcutt, MD

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Name: <a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/sasha-k-shillcutt" rel="tag">Sasha K. Shillcutt, MD
Date registered: November 16, 2017
URL: https://www.kevinmd.com/blog

Latest posts

  1. If you believe the best should lead, include women and underrepresented minorities — November 13, 2018
  2. There are moments as an anesthesiologist you can’t erase — November 6, 2018
  3. Encouragement is far from easy — September 25, 2018
  4. A physician mother and her son — August 24, 2018
  5. Embrace the gift of criticism — August 9, 2018

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If you believe the best should lead, include women and underrepresented minorities

I am writing this from the perspective of a woman physician in academic medicine. I am a mid-career cardiac anesthesiologist who works in several national organizations and serve on various committees and boards. I have learned a lot from serving in na…

There are moments as an anesthesiologist you can’t erase

There are moments as an anesthesiologist you can’t erase. No matter how long you go home and sleep, or how many days pass, you won’t forget it. All of these moments involve saying goodbye; while the scenarios change, the message is the same. It is sacr…

Encouragement is far from easy

I looked at my life through the lens of an outsider: It looked pretty good. Funding. Presentations. Publications. Great job, and a great family. Check, check, check. I looked at my life through my own lens, an insider: a mess. Exhaustion. Absent from my closest relationships. Chronically feeling like I was dropping the ball, because […]

A physician mother and her son

Recently I was saying goodnight to my oldest son, who is now 14 and about to enter high school. I was standing in his bedroom looking at his midnight blue walls, which are covered in each of the planets. He looked up at me from his Pottery Barn bunk bed and said, “Mom, I need […]

Embrace the gift of criticism

“Yes, you are like that,” said my husband one night as I was lamenting criticism I had heard about myself that day. “I am?” I asked, shocked, a little hurt, and angry. “You are, “ he replied. “Everyone who knows you knows this.” Gulp. No one likes to hear criticism. Our lives are so busy, […]

Clinician burnout: Be part of the solution

I was recently interviewed by someone on the topic of clinician burnout. The interviewee asked me how I respond to those who say that burnout does not exist, is being overstated, or is the result of a weaker generation of practicing physicians. I find this difference in opinion interesting. Most of the time, when a […]

Address physician well-being as we would any other disease

I lost a friend this month. She was a surgeon; she was one of us. We lost her. So did her patients. All the ones she helped. The ones she saved. So did her hospital, her nurses, her techs. So did her family. All the love, coming to a screeching halt. Continue reading … Your […]

10 tips every young physician should read

How do I balance my home life with physician life? I really want to do a research study. How do I start? How do I get involved in my specialties society? I am overwhelmed with clinical duties. How do I negotiate for nonclinical time? My manuscript was rejected. What should I do next? I had […]

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