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Evolving Paths: Navigating Career Transitions in Medicine

with Dr. Jennifer Villwock

In this episode, Dr. Jennifer Villwock, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Kansas University Medical Center, discusses career transitions with hosts Dr. Ashley Agan and Dr. Gopi Shah.

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Dr. Jennifer Villwock discusses Evolving Paths: Navigating Career Transitions in Medicine on the BackTable 163 Podcast

Dr. Jennifer Villwock

Dr. Jennifer Villwock is an associate professor of otolaryngology at University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.

Dr. Ashley Agan discusses Evolving Paths: Navigating Career Transitions in Medicine on the BackTable 163 Podcast

Dr. Ashley Agan

Dr. Ashley Agan is an otolaryngologist in Dallas, TX.

Dr. Gopi Shah discusses Evolving Paths: Navigating Career Transitions in Medicine on the BackTable 163 Podcast

Dr. Gopi Shah

Dr. Gopi Shah is a pediatric otolaryngologist and the co-host of BackTable ENT.

Synopsis

First, Dr. Villwock shares her career journey as a rhinologist, researcher, and coach. She credits her high level of professional fulfillment to her decision to focus on research and coaching at work. Discussing her own path, Dr. Shah underscores the importance of determining one’s values when contemplating career transitions. Then, the surgeons address the culture of medicine more broadly. They cover topics including identity formation, martyrdom at work, and surgeon mental health. The podcast concludes with Dr. Villwock’s encouragement to make room for exploration at all stages of one’s career.

Timestamps

00:00 – Introduction
01:53 – Dr. Villwock’s Journey into Research and Coaching
08:35 – Aligning Personal Values with Career Goals
16:31 – Navigating Career Transitions in Different Fields
25:26 – Exploring Identity in Career Transitions
28:13 – The Importance of Values in Career Identity
31:59 – Suffering & Martyrdom in Medicine
36:48 – Mental Health in Medicine
45:34 – Exploring New Paths in Career Trajectory

Resources

Dr. Jennifer Villwock’s Kansas Profile:
https://www.kumc.edu/jvillwock.html

Dr. Jennifer Villwock’s TEDxUKMC Talk, “The Black Hole”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViIDJC3Lbss&ab_channel=TEDxTalks

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