The first rule of being successful is simple to Kerry Broderick, MD, FACEP, of Denver Health.
“You have to show up,” said Dr. Broderick, who will present “Top 5 Habits of Highly Successful Emergency Physicians” today. “You have to be present. You can’t just say, ‘I want to be successful.’”
Success, of course, is different for different physicians. Some might want to just work 12-hour shifts and go home. Others may want to rise to a C-suite position. Still others might want to be actively involved in ACEP.
Regardless of your goal, the habits of success remain the same, Dr. Broderick said. Be present. Engage with people actively. Plan for accomplishing your goals.
“This is more about things that you can put into place in your life and you can be successful,” she said. “They are the same principles about being present, engaging in the moment of what you’re trying to do, making a difference, and reaching, making sure that you reach for what you want, and then reflection.”
Reaching for goals is an important note, Dr. Broderick said. People often undersell themselves when a more positive attitude could be the key to success.
“If you don’t reach for things, you’re never going to get things,” she said. “If you don’t reach and say, ‘I want to be on that committee,’ or work to do that, then you’re never going to get there. People aren’t just going to hand it to you. You have to reach out … to get success.”
Top 5 Habits of Highly Successful
Monday, Oct. 30
WCC, Ballroom C