Psychological and Emotional Preparation

As there is more to life than medicine, so there is more to retirement than money.
Retirement is a natural phase of a medical career and the planning for this transition requires attention.  This transition affects not only the physician but family, colleagues and patients.  Emotional preparedness is an essential component to a successful retirement plan.
Here are three worksheets that allow you to explore concerns you may have regarding retirement, establish timelines in preparation for retirement, and set up a realistic retirement plan. The worksheets encourage focus on your emotional preparedness and are intended to be a starting point. Accessing your support network to process this information will be very important.

For more information or support, contact Brenda Senger, director of the SMA's Physician Support Program, at (306) 244-2196 or 1-800-667-3781 (toll-free in Saskatchewan).