Developing a clinical practice after many years in a structured training experience can seem overwhelming, and the search for a recipe for professional and personal success endless. While the most important approach to achieving work life balance is undoubtedly remaining flexible in all aspects of one’s life throughout the career, we outline several specific strategies to simplify the transition. Providing high quality patient care, establishing one’s reputation, cultivating useful professional relationships, growing and leading a clinical team, staying ahead of the surgical learning curve, and maintaining a healthy and happy personal life are important components of balanced success. This chapter offers practical tips for achieving each of these.
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