The Hidden Curriculum

David Kashmer

You’ve done your residency. Now what? When Dr. David Kashmer was finishing his surgical residency, he had a realization: he knew quite a bit about surgery, but almost nothing about earning a living as a surgeon. After getting an MBA, starting multiple companies in the medical space, and becoming the chair of surgery at a major medical group, Dr. Kashmer is finally ready to share what he’s learned. In The Hidden Curriculum, Dr. Kashmer lays out the unwritten rules of surgery and medicine. From salary negotiations to contract structures, this book is the ultimate guide for young doctors to avoid the pitfalls and stumbling blocks that too-often come on the road to success.

David Kashmer

Dr. David Kashmer is a quality improvement expert, & trauma and acute-care surgeon. He earned his Medical Doctor degree from MCP Hahnemann University–now Drexel University College of Medicine–and his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Villanova University through a joint BS-MD program with MCP Hahnemann. He has previously served as a Section chief, Chief of Surgery, & Chief Medical Officer for healthcare organizations.

David also earned a Lean Six Sigma master black belt certificate at Villanova. Dr. Kashmer holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Healthcare Administration from George Washington University. He currently serves on the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

He recently became a Certified Ethical Hacker to learn more about healthcare information security and to help protect private health information.

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