Life Skill Workshops for Physicians in GME Programs

Six workshops offered on a year round basis.

Life Skills – An Investment In Your Greatest Asset

Added as a new program in celebration of our 35th Anniversary, the Foundation will be providing six life skill workshops each year to support medical residents as they transition into practice.

Getting The Job You Want – July
It’s about more than the money! Join us as we focus on a variety of skills, including contract negotiation, interviewing, and what to consider besides salary, like quality-of-life and other topics.
Each panelist will have a few prepared remarks, but the main focus of the program is your engagement in Q&A with our team.

Don Black JD, Seattle, WA

Mr. Black is the Chair and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Ogden, Murphy Wallace, a law firm where he focuses on healthcare, information technology, and emerging businesses. He served seven years as co-chair of the firms healthcare action team.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Black was the judicial clerk for Washington State Supreme Court Justice Charles W. Johnson. He is also a former Board member of the Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation.
Don will be answering questions about contracts.

Corinna Muller DO FACOOG, Anchorage Alaska

Dr. Muller is a native Alaskan and graduate of Lake Eire College of Osteopathic Medicine with board certification in Obstetrics & Gynecology as well as Maternal-Fetal Medicine.
Dr. Muller is the founder of Aurora Maternal Fetal Medicine, serving women in Alaska with diagnosing and managing high risk pregnancies.
She also has a MBA from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks where she learned negotiating skills from the former President of the UA system.

Alison Clarke DO MPH, Vancouver, WA

Dr. Clarke is a Palliative and Hospice Physician just finishing her first year of practice. She is a 2016 graduate of A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine and did her clinical rotations primarily in Portland, OR. She completed a Family Medicine Residency at Natividad Medical Center and a Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in California.
Dr. Clarke was selected for this panel as a physician that has just been through the experience of “getting the job she wanted” and will be answering your questions from that perspective.

Participation in these programs is free of charge, but you must register using the button below.

Future Seminars

Women, BIPOC and LGBTQ+ Physicians Entering the Workplace (September)
This workshop will focus on the unique opportunities and challenges faced by these physicians and the resources available to support them moving forward.

Financial and Money Topics (November)
This will be a Q&A workshop that will focus on student loan debt, investing, buying a home, retirement, and more.

Work / Life Balance (January)
Join us as we feature physicians that have “been there, done that” in the struggles of balancing work, ongoing education, marriage, kids, aging parents, divorce, etc., and some suggestions on how to keep it all in perspective.

What If??? (March)
“I’ve made it this far, but now I’m not sure this is what I really want to do with my life.” If this sounds like you, this is the workshop for you!

Practice Management (May)
Join us as we talk with physicians that have recent experience starting or taking over a practice and hear what they have to say about the experience.