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LLP 255: How A Physician chooses between Medicine and Music with Dr. Steven Bradley

Let's talk about how a physician chooses between medicine and music…

Why neglect what keeps your heart and life in the true essence of bliss when you can enjoy your passion while practicing and excelling in your profession?

One of the most common misconceptions around the practice of medicine is that when you are a professional in this field, you should not dare do anything else aside from taking care of your patients.

It is a noble act, yes. It is something that you love, no doubt. But regardless of how much you love your job, if you’re in it just because and/or for altruism, at the end of the day, you’ll still end up going through burnout.

That is why it is important to treat our jobs as professions and have a life outside of that. Join us today as Dr. Steven shares how he manages to keep that balance between his passion for music and medicine.

Dr. Steven Bradley is an anesthesiologist and an assistant professor at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. In his podcast The Black Doctors Podcast, he interviews professionals who are part of the minority like himself, giving encouragement and motivation to his listeners. Also, he also enjoys playing and producing music. He also records and edits all the audio for his show.

In this episode, Dr. Steven shares how he continuously works the balance between his passion for music and his career in medicine, as he and Dr. Berry exchange thoughts as to why and how having a life outside of the hospital doors plays a key role in happiness.

Why you need to check out this episode:

  • Learn how to balance your career and passion and why you should do so;
  • Find out why you should approach your career in medicine with a sense of professionalism and not of altruism; and
  • Discover how identifying and limiting your interests could bring you true happiness.

“They say that medicine is for those people that could not possibly see themselves doing anything else, and I 100% reject that theory. I personally view medicine as a career, and I approach it with a sense of professionalism and not necessarily of altruism.” – Dr. Steven Bradley

Notable Quotes:

“It’s okay to make mistakes, to learn from those mistakes, and to share my flaws because we all have flaws. But within us all have flaws, we also have strengths. And if we work together and combine those, I personally think the society as a whole would be in a much better spot.” – Dr. Steven Bradley

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