Work Life Balance and the Veterinarian: Fact or Fiction?
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Presentation to third year veterinary students in the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's Professional Foundations course.

Presentation to third year veterinary students in the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's Professional Foundations course.

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  • 1. Work-Life Balance and the Veterinarian Jeleen Briscoe,VMD’02, DABVP (Avian) Professional Foundations 2012 USDA APHIS Animal Care Emergency Programs Johanna.Briscoe@aphis.usda.gov Fact or Fiction?
  • 2. RoadMapforThisEvening Veterinarians Work Life Balance? YOU Strategy Stress YOU...Again
  • 3. Fast Forward 20 Years
  • 4. 82% Heath 2007
  • 5. 23% Heath 2007
  • 6. 13% Heath 2007 (50% get remarried)
  • 7. Heath 2007
  • 8. 61% Heath 2007
  • 9. 67% 37% F u l l T i m e E m p l o y e e sHeath 2007
  • 10. + $30,000 Heath 2007
  • 11. “In general my career has lived up to my expectations” 69% 88% Heath 2007 p<0.05
  • 12. “My veterinary career causes me a significant amount of stress” 54% Heath 2007 56%
  • 13. “The future holds good prospects for veterinarians” 51% Heath 2007 65%
  • 14. “If I had to do it over again, I would definitely become a vet” 53% Heath 2007 52%
  • 15. “It is hard for me to balance my personal life with my career” Heath 2007 62% 69%
  • 16. 67% in practice Burnout Scale 3+out of 7 LeAVING PRACTICE work-family conflicts stress Elkins 1992, Foster 2000
  • 17. Dept Clin Studies--Phila 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 Full Professors A ssociate Professors A ssistant Professors Staff Vets Lecturers R esidents Fellow s Interns R esearch Male Female Dept of ClinStudies--NBC 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 Full Professors Associate Professors Assistant Professors Staff Vets Lecturers Residents Fellows Interns Male Female AcademicPipeline
  • 18. V2010 V2002 Work 60% 13% Family 7% 53% Animal 13% 0% OtheR 20% 33%
  • 19. MilleNnialGeneration Most educated in history Highest unemployment in 40 years 50 million 4/10 Feel forced to take a job they’re unhappy with 47% changed life plans due to the economy
  • 20. Work Life Balance Work STRESS LEVEL JOB Security Pressure to work LONG HOURSresources to do job personal health GFK Custom Research North America 2011
  • 21. summary: what do we know? 20% quit veterinary medicine Most are in a relationship Men earn more Men more likely to stay full time Men > women: career choice lived up to dreams Work IS important to you you worry about work stress & work life balance
  • 22. RoadMapforThisEvening Veterinarians Work Life Balance? YOU Strategy Stress YOU...Again
  • 23. veterinarian’sreality
  • 24. the myth Two separate lives you control both work life balance
  • 25. “excellent work-life balance” >9 hour work day with job Kelly 2011 Satisfaction
  • 26. real sustainable you control it Satisfaction desirable
  • 27. Work Life Balance: mythical Satisfaction: attainable summary: what do we know?
  • 28. RoadMapforThisEvening Veterinarians Work Life Balance? YOU Strategy Stress YOU...Again
  • 29. Love & Hate trapped 1 year Satisfaction
  • 30. RoadMapforThisEvening Veterinarians Work Life Balance? YOU Strategy Stress YOU...Again
  • 31. Be the best version of yourself theStrategiclife
  • 32. enjoy coworkers Feel respected feel they’re making a contribution feel challenges match abilities Know WHY they go to work everyday
  • 33. theStrategicelife organize the energy in your life
  • 34. Assess what’s important theStrategiclife
  • 35. theStrategiclife prioritize what’s important
  • 36. theStrategiclife develop core habits around energy
  • 37. theStrategiclife review
  • 38. Resources • Elkins AD, Kearney M. Professional burnout among female veterinarians in the US. JAVMA;200:604-608. • Foster SW, McMurray JE, Linzer M, et al. Results of a gender-climate and work-environment survey at a midwestern academic health center.Acad med: JAAMC 2000;75:653-660. • GFK Custom Research North America.A disengaged generation: young workers disengaged by pressures of work worldwide. PR Newswire 2011. • Heath TJ. Longitudinal study of veterinary students and veterinarians: family and gender issues after 20 years.AustVet J 2007, 85(7): 290-295. • Kelly M. Off Balance: getting beyond the work-life balance myth to personal and professional satisfaction. 2011: Hudson Street Press. Floydconsulting.com
  • 39. RoadMapforThisEvening Veterinarians Work Life Balance? YOU Strategy Stress YOU...Again
  • 40. Myers Briggs
  • 41. P E R C E I V ESenses Intuition D e c i d elogic feeling
  • 42. E IPersonal Energy S NInformation FTDecisions J POrganization
  • 43. Rock 2009
  • 44. Rock2009
  • 45. Rock2009
  • 46. Status Certainty Autonomy Relatedness Fairness AWAY Threat Response TOWARD Reward Response Rock 2009
  • 47. summary: what do we know? our personality types are where we work most comfortably Approach people with the brain in mind scarf model may help you from being derailed by the amygdala kick
  • 48. RoadMapforThisEvening Veterinarians Work Life Balance? YOU Strategy Stress YOU...Again
  • 49. stress fear anxiety Tachycardia BP RR muscle tension
  • 50. Mind heart body
  • 51. Time Out breathe through the heart Positive feeling
  • 52. Take home points being a veterinarian is a journey, not a destination seek satisfaction, not work- life balance living requires strategy and reflection know yourself, respect others breathe through your heart