5 ways to gain respect when you’re the youngest in the practice

1. Give respect.
The best way to gain respect is to give respect. Be aware of what you say, how you treat others and respect them for the good in them. – Dr. Sejal Thacker, Farmington, Connecticut

2. Dress the part.
Invest in quality lab coats embroidered with your name. Looking professional and standing out among the staff who are in scrubs can go a long way. – Dr. Katie Satula, Hales Corners, Wisconsin

3. Communication.
Positive feedback, expressing your gratitude, discussing disappointments with staff or being transparent with the patient about the findings / prognosis / treatment options.       – Dr. Sejal Thacker, Farmington, Connecticut

4. Be confident.
Don’t be arrogant. Trust in your education, knowledge and skill. – Dr. Katie Satula, Hales Corners, Wisconsin

5. Own it.
Stay humble and take extreme ownership in every interaction. – Dr. Christopher Green, Parker, Colorado.

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