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Physician's Guide to Doctoring with Bradley B. Block, MD

This is a podcast that answers the question, "what should we have been learning while we were memorizing Kreb's cycle?" This is a practical guide for practicing physicians and other healthcare practitioners looking to improve in any and all aspects of our lives and practices. Physician and non-physician experts are interviewed on a wide range of topics to help us with personal and professional development.
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Jun 29, 2023

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Dr. Chelsea Turgeon joins Dr. Block in a thought-provoking conversation about her decision to leave her OB/GYN residency and embark on a different path. Driven by a lifelong fascination with psychology and human potential, Dr. Turgeon shares her journey of self-discovery and personal growth. 

They discuss the challenges of choosing a specialty and the conflicts encountered within the doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Turgeon's story offers insights into the importance of pursuing one's passions and finding fulfillment outside the traditional medical training framework. This episode invites listeners to reflect on their own paths and consider the possibilities beyond residency.

Looking for something specific within the show? Here you go!

00:31 - 01:12: Dr. Chelsea Turgeon's Residency

01:13 - 02:06: Feeling Restricted

02:07 - 03:00: The Decision to Walk Away From Residency

03:01 - 04:15: Exploring New Possibilities with Coaching

04:16 - 05:45: A New Path Emerges

05:46 - 07:02: Breaking Boundaries

07:03 - 08:45: Challenges and Triumphs

08:46 - 09:58: Lessons Learned

09:59 - 11:15: Conclusion and Reflections


Born and raised in a small town, Dr. Chelsea Turgeon's early experiences instilled in her a deep sense of compassion and a desire to make a positive impact on people's lives. This led her to pursue a career in medicine, where she excelled academically and demonstrated exceptional dedication to her studies.

After completing her undergraduate degree in pre-medical studies, Dr. Turgeon embarked on a rigorous journey through medical school, where she honed her skills and gained a comprehensive understanding of various medical disciplines. During her residency, however, she began to question the limitations and constraints of the traditional healthcare system.

Driven by an insatiable thirst for knowledge and a longing to explore alternative paths, Dr. Turgeon made the courageous decision to walk away from her residency and set out on a new and uncharted journey. This pivotal moment marked the beginning of a transformative phase in her career.

Embracing her entrepreneurial spirit, Dr. Turgeon ventured into the realm of healthcare innovation, seeking to revolutionize patient care through technological advancements and novel approaches. Her relentless pursuit of excellence and her commitment to patient-centered care have earned her recognition as a visionary in the medical community.

She helps other professionals in their pursuit of living fulfilled lives. Work with Dr. Turgeon by connecting with her on her website. She also has a free PDF download of her book, Residency Dropout, available on her website. You can find that here

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