Revitalizing Healthcare

Dr. Shannon McNamara: Getting Back to Homeostasis

June 28, 2022 Season 1 Episode 7
Dr. Shannon McNamara: Getting Back to Homeostasis
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Revitalizing Healthcare
Dr. Shannon McNamara: Getting Back to Homeostasis
Jun 28, 2022 Season 1 Episode 7

This episode gets into the heart of what it means to be a doctor in the current US healthcare system. We talk about the physical, mental, and emotional risks and trauma we experience. We also discuss the amazing skillset physicians have, and how we can transform healthcare by coloring outside the lines. We discuss creative career options and balancing additional training vs understanding we're lifelong learners that are capable of doing more without another residency or fellowship. We explore how values and boundaries may change over a career and inform how we can practice a fulfilling career.     

Dr. Shannon McNamara is an Emergency Physician and Simulation Educator working in New York City. She is interested in applying the science of complex systems to how we can learn and even thrive in challenging circumstances. You can read her newsletter Plus/ Delta here: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/shannonomac

Are you a healthcare professional looking to empower yourself and advance in your field? Then, you won’t want to miss the transformational Women in Medicine Summit, September 13-14 at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. This event is a powerhouse of inspiration designed to elevate and celebrate women in medicine.

Dr. Austin, host of this podcast will be there and hopes you will be too!


MicroSkills is built on one core, easy-to-learn principle: every big goal, complicated task, healthy habit, and, yes, even what we think of as character traits, can be broken down into small, learnable, skills that can be practiced, and incorporated real-time. Pre-order wherever you buy your books or on Amazon; launches Apr 16.

Support the Show.

  • Connect with Andrea on Instagram (@revitalizingdoc) or LinkedIn about the show and more, or visit her website www.andreaaustinmd.com.
  • Sign up for her newsletter, “Revitalizing Healthcare.” It is your go-to source for insightful content on transforming the healthcare landscape and staying well while changemaking.
  • Join this list to keep up to date on the launch of her forthcoming book, Revitalized: A guidebook to rediscovering your heartline. This book provides a beacon for channeling emotional intelligence not only to survive but thrive in medicine.
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Show Notes

This episode gets into the heart of what it means to be a doctor in the current US healthcare system. We talk about the physical, mental, and emotional risks and trauma we experience. We also discuss the amazing skillset physicians have, and how we can transform healthcare by coloring outside the lines. We discuss creative career options and balancing additional training vs understanding we're lifelong learners that are capable of doing more without another residency or fellowship. We explore how values and boundaries may change over a career and inform how we can practice a fulfilling career.     

Dr. Shannon McNamara is an Emergency Physician and Simulation Educator working in New York City. She is interested in applying the science of complex systems to how we can learn and even thrive in challenging circumstances. You can read her newsletter Plus/ Delta here: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/shannonomac

Are you a healthcare professional looking to empower yourself and advance in your field? Then, you won’t want to miss the transformational Women in Medicine Summit, September 13-14 at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. This event is a powerhouse of inspiration designed to elevate and celebrate women in medicine.

Dr. Austin, host of this podcast will be there and hopes you will be too!


MicroSkills is built on one core, easy-to-learn principle: every big goal, complicated task, healthy habit, and, yes, even what we think of as character traits, can be broken down into small, learnable, skills that can be practiced, and incorporated real-time. Pre-order wherever you buy your books or on Amazon; launches Apr 16.

Support the Show.

  • Connect with Andrea on Instagram (@revitalizingdoc) or LinkedIn about the show and more, or visit her website www.andreaaustinmd.com.
  • Sign up for her newsletter, “Revitalizing Healthcare.” It is your go-to source for insightful content on transforming the healthcare landscape and staying well while changemaking.
  • Join this list to keep up to date on the launch of her forthcoming book, Revitalized: A guidebook to rediscovering your heartline. This book provides a beacon for channeling emotional intelligence not only to survive but thrive in medicine.