Friday, February 04, 2011

How will you know when you're too old to keep practicing?

A recent New York Times article discussed age related cognitive impairment in physicians. Although external pressures are driving many docs out of clinical medicine in their 50s others, driven by the economic downturn, may continue into their 70s and beyond.

Dr. John M reflects on how to know when it's time and how to extend the productive years.

I'm getting up there but I haven't peaked yet. My goal is to know I'm a dinosaur before everyone else does.

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