Marvinia Charles

Am I ready to negotiate?

In less than a year, I will be on the interview trail again searching for a career opportunity. There are so many options out there: academic, community, part time/full time/ locums

The best advice today was to be prepared, to know your worth and be confident about it: Humble Arrogance. I assumed people with great bargaining/negotiating skills had it in them, that it only came as a natural talent.

Great Task Ahead: 1. arm self with negotiation skills 2. do my research 3. set my BATNA and know theirs  4. PRACTICE/PRACTICE 5. Score my DREAM JOB

Always Be Mindful: Did I do this RIGHT?

Telluride Experience Day 1

The Mind is a powerful thing and you can see things that do not exist.

Do I see a child or an elderly’s face? Do I see those gray circles? Is it a horse or a frog? Since when do I  STOP at a green light?

It isn’t about the task Marvi; it is about patient safety.

From now on: it is isn’t about how many patients I can see in a 12 hour shift? It isn’t how fast I can finish that central line, that chest tube or that reduction? Again it is about safety: did I do the time out appropriately, did I complete the central line check list, did I double check the medication dose before procedural sedation? Is the patient appropriately informed about the procedure? Honestly my focus was elsewhere. I wanted to be a procedure monster and though I… Continue reading

Telluride Experience 2020 Dates

BRECKENRIDGE, CO:
CMF Session One*: 6/8 – 6/11
Bennathan Session Two: 6/15 – 6/18
Session Three: 6/22 – 6/25

WASHINGTON, DC/MD:
Session Four: 7/22 – 7/25

*Session exclusive to the COPIC Medical Foundation Residents.