3 thoughts on “Blogs and personal learning networks

  1. Dear Dr. Cochran,

    I’m trying to leave this for your “Typically atypical?” post, but can’t seem to leave a comment on it, so I hope this gets to you still.

    What do you think are the pros and cons of your atypical schedule are over the type other surgeons have (some clinic, some OR, and some administrative/research each week)? And when you are off-clinical work, how flexible is your schedule? It sounds like you are working much of the day, but can you do parts of it from home or does most of it require you to be at the hospital?

    Sorry again this is on the wrong post. Technical difficulties on my part, so feel free to delete this comment if need be! Thanks for so many good posts!

    1. Hi, Lauren-
      I think that some people would hate my very episodic schedule. I like having the freedom to work on things at home (writing manuscripts for example) or being able to run midday, something that not having that non-clinical time allows me to do.

      However…for people who really need the structure of the office, I can see how this would be a challenge. I’m honestly more productive at home because I tend to be a pretty social creature at work.

      I hope that helps!

    2. Also, I have the comments set to “turn off” after a certain amount of time to deter spammers. I hope you’ll be able to find your comment!