Hanging Up the Stethoscope?

Physician's Money DigestJune30 2004
Volume 11
Issue 12

According to the Texas Medical Association'sCommittee on Physician Health and Rehabilitation(www.texmed.org/cme/phn/psb), doctors need toready themselves emotionally for retirement. Hereare some tips on how to make the transition easier:

  • Prepare to take off the white coat in terms of status and unwelcome responsibility.
  • Find an activity that is meaningful.
  • Consider how your retirement is going to affect your spouse.
  • Develop or expand relationships with family and friends.
  • Look forward to having more time to exercise and take care of yourself.
  • Recognize that health status is very important to a successful retirement.
  • Prepare to live on your savings and investments.
  • Visualize retirement as a very positive and rewarding time in your life.
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