Is locum tenens work right for you? - The DO
Have stethoscope, will travel After finishing medical school and his family medicine residency, Colin Zhu, DO, realized that the logical next step in his career-signing an employment contract or setting up his own practice-was not for him. "My mentors loved what they did, but I saw a lot of them start to get jaded," says Dr. Zhu.
10 Questions: Colin Zhu, DO
For Colin Zhu, DO, the decision to practice locum tenens was an opportunity to help more patients. After graduating from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic School and subsequently training in family practice in New Jersey and Connecticut, the 33-year-old opted to work throughout the country instead of settling down in one spot.
Adding a Culinary Education to the Career Toolkit
Two Grads on the Unexpected Uses of their Culinary Degrees New York City's Natural Gourmet Institute has a policy of openness, and their forward-thinking food values attract a diverse range of students, fostering a community that, as CEO Jonathan Cetnarski puts it, "is very synergistic wi
Day in the Life: Colin Zhu, D.O.
Dr. Colin Zhu has never regarded himself as "traditional" in the sense that he likes to look at things from multiple, diverse perspectives. Trained in Family Practice, he had learned the foundation of patient care. Osteopathy heightened his sense of connection with patients' ailments.
Hospitals' use of contract doctors soars amid physician shortage
r. Colin Zhu thought about starting a family practice. But the 33-year osteopathic physician realized all the management, paperwork, and financial overhead might distract him from what he enjoyed most: seeing patients. So Zhu went freelance. The practice is known in the industry as "locum tenens" (Latin for "to hold a place") - working shorter, contract gigs instead of taking a full-time job.
On March 11, 2013, Dr. Rob organized ano...
On March 11, 2013, Dr. Rob organized another “Fare Share” cooking event with the medical resident doctors from Lenox Hill Hospital at the Natural Gourmet Institute (NGI) in NYC. The goal was to teach medical residents how to cook a healthy vegetarian meal for themselves, and hopefully pass these skills onto their patients.
Our grad/correspondent Dr. Colin Zhu reporting from WellBeingMD Center for Life
"Alignment" can be defined as an "integration or harmonization of aims." I use the term here more specifically to describe an interconnection of events that could not have happened to me otherwise, if I was not honest, open, aware and - most importantly - authentic with myself.
Chef's Training grad Colin Zhu visits Vipassana Meditation Center on his journey to integrative health
Colin Zhu recently graduated our Chef's Training Program. If you're talking about an integrative approach to health, he's one of those people who walks the walk. Along with his Natural Gourmet credentials, Colin is a Doctor of Osteopathy (now in his residency), a certified health coach, and a competitive runner.
Natural Gourmet partners with doctors from Lenox Hill Hospital to promote wellness through cooking
On October 15, Natural Gourmet Institute had the privilege to host Dr. Robert Graham, his wife Julie Graham (a certified holistic health coach), and 13 residents from New York's Lenox Hill Hospital for a special, hands-on evening of healthy vegetarian cooking. The Grahams and NGI created the event to draw attention to the Meatless Mondays...
Natural Gourmet joins NY Coalition for Healthy School Food for nutrition class at PS 184 in Chinatown
Our Chef's Training grad Colin Zhu was kind enough to report to us on NGI's recent collaboration to teach a nutrition class with NY Coalition for Health School Food at PS 184 in Chinatown . . . On Friday, May 25, the Natural Gourmet Institute had the good fortune to do cooking demonstrations at P.S....