3 generations of Indian women doctors

Story of an Immigrant Doctor Mom

married for 2 years (they had a “love marriage” different from the stereotypical arranged marriage that most Westerners know about). My dad was working in Kuwait as an electrical engineer and thought that moving to the U.S. was a great next step. My mother had no frame of reference and figured why not. She moved without any immediate family or support.

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Dealing With Burnout

I never thought that I had experienced burnout, when I was asked about it a few years ago. I love what I do. Sure, I have felt stressed and overburdened at times, but I didn’t think the term burnout applied to me. I never felt like I needed to quit my job or leave medicine altogether. But that’s where I was wrong. I had experienced burnout, but I just didn’t recognize it.

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Work-Life Imbalance

Recently, a well known consultant in my field made some troubling comments about female ophthalmologists. Though, I do believe they were unintentional, he insinuated that women’s desire for work-life balance leads them to work part time and therefore causes issues in succession planning for retiring ophthalmologists.

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Busyness As A Badge Of Honor

All too often, we pride ourselves on how much we can accomplish in a day. How busy we are and how many things we have still left to do on our task list. It’s a cult of busy, as we rush from appointment to appointment, activity to activity. Dr. Wong discusses if this is really necessary and if there are alternatives to constant busyness, while still remaining productive.

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All Work Is Not Created Equal

In this episode, Dr. Wong discusses the Eisenhower Matrix and how it can apply to your personal and professional life. Distinguishing that not all tasks are important for you to complete will free up more time for yourself to pursue those things that will help you make forward progress.

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Work Life Balance Is A Myth

How to balance it all? Join host Dr. Rupa Wong, surgeon and mom of 3, as she discusses the antiquated notion of work life balance and the steps you can take to achieve work-life fit, harmony and integration instead.

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Finding the Joy

Beaches, pools, parks and tennis courts are now closed on Oahu until September 5, due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases. This has felt

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Dr. Rupa Wong

SURGEON, MOTHER, ENTREPRENEUR

Hi! I'm Dr. Rupa Wong. Physician. Private Practice Owner. Mama to 3 kids. Managing Partner. Educator. Textbook Author. Conference Co-Founder. Mentor. I am more than just one thing, even as a doctor and I bet you are too. I would love to help you envision the life you want, and then get after it. What are you waiting for?

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