The Successful Physician Of 2015: Five Essential Traits

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 9:48am
Linda Ireland

The healthcare scene is evolving. Rapidly. We all know that. Thanks to legislation, changing patient expectations and physician shortages, we are all in for a roller coaster of changes over the next few years.

But what does this mean for physicians? Plenty. Most importantly, it means physician’s roles in the healthcare system will change. Drastically. And that means the traits and skills you’ll need to be successful will change, too.

Some traits will endure. Physicians will always need to have a sense of empathy for patients. A love of people. And an uncanny ability to be virtually unflappable in the face of severe stress and anxiety.

But a whole new class of skills is emerging that physicians will undoubtedly need to remain successful when 2015 rolls around. Let’s take a closer peek:

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