DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast

194: How Doctors Can Use Vacations Effectively to Recharge Their Batteries with Dr. Victoria Silas

August 4, 2022

194: Get Coached on the Most Effective Way to Let Vacation Recharge Your Batteries with Dr. Victoria Silas

“Physicians feel guilt when they take time for themselves. And it’s super important to remember that by taking time for yourself, you're actually likely increasing your ability to serve others when you get home. And, increasing your likelihood of having a longer and healthier career and life. “

  • Dr. Victoria Silas, Certified Coach and Orthopedic Surgeon


It’s time for Vacation 101 For Physicians. Today, Cohost of the podcast Master Certified Coach Jill Farmer talks with Certified Coach Dr. Victoria Silas about how to approach taking time off from your medical practice. Sparked by hearing from struggling physician clients, as well as their own experiences, Dr. Silas talks with Jill about how we can change our mindset towards vacations. Acknowledging the presence of workaholism in the US, Jill and Dr. Silas encourage you to let go of any guilt you may feel about taking time off. Together, they emphasize that a vacation is not just being absent from the workplace, but rather that vacation is most importantly a time for you to best prioritize your wants and needs, regardless of your location. In today’s conversation, Dr. Silas and Jill offer you advice on how to create an individualized vacation plan to help you avoid burnout, be more effective in the workplace, and prioritize your own health and well-being as a physician. 

Victoria Silas, MD is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and certified coach with 21 years experience in practicing medicine and 10 years experience in coaching. Now retired from medicine, Victoria helps other physicians cultivate a sense of calm and control in their personal and professional lives, as they regain their love for medicine and rekindle their sense of purpose and professional excitement. She can be found at DocWorking and at




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