Just got an email from Dr. Liu who is also on the path to financial freedom and he told me that he found out about my website over at the Home Doctor.
Dr. Liu writes over at LT Nomad. This long-term nomad is a female physician – among the very few who talks about her career in medicine openly. I recommend checking her out and following her work.
I was just talking about this today, every single physician out there should have their own blog. They should have their own book, podcast, IG, or YouTube channel.
Own Your Name
There are so few of us. We do such unique things. It’s unfathomable for us to not own our story.
Because if you don’t own it, someone else will. That’s how important you are. You are at the top of the career food chain. Even if your humble self wants to deny it.
Type your name into a search engine and look at how many shady companies are writing things about you online. Vitals.com, healthgrades.com, usnews.com, amino.com, doximity.com.
Secure Your Identity
What do you do if another person claims to be you and starts blogging under your name. Ordering meds under your name. Writing a book or filing taxes under your name.
All of these things have happened and continue to happen. When you own your identity and have a proven online track record, it’s much harder for someone to assume your identity.
And even if they do, the damage will be less.
Starting Your Online Presence
- go to siteground.com
- register DRmichaelsmith.com or michaelsmithDO.com
- install free wordpress on your website through siteground
- start posting interesting clinical articles and write a commentary
- or talk about life or patient visits or poetry
- post videos of yourself
- or post photos
It’s the same thing whether you’re creating your own podcast or YT channel or start an Instagram channel.
The Home Doctor
Dr. H writes over at the Home Doctor. He/She finished residency in 2014 and since 2019 has been a telemedicine doctor.
Great to see him talk about his career transition and the life of being a father. This is what we need more of. So that medical students and residents can see what we went through and choose for themselves what’s right for them.