Megan Conti Mica, MD, a skilled hand and upper extremity surgeon and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Chicago, joins AOA hosts Charles A. Goldfarb, MD, FAOA, and Alexander Aleem, MD to discuss the first few years in practice.

Drawing from her experience, Dr. Conti Mica discusses:

  • The critical first few years of practice: the struggles that they bring and the benefits of mentors during that period
  • Starting your practice broad and narrowing your focus as your practice grows and you discover what your niche is
  • Forming mentor/mentee relationships
  • Burnout
  • How strategically saying no can open doors
  • Finding ways to enjoy each stage of the cyclical nature of practice

Special thanks to Peter Martin of Peter Martin Music, Inc (@iampetermartin) for the jazz introduction and conclusion.