Bias in Letters of Recommendation

The institution of academic medicine revolves around review and evaluation. At each stage of the process during training, and even attendingship, letters of recommendation are crucial and have the power to curtail or boost a medical career. Often, they can provide...

Building a Sense of Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Whether it be discussing a novel therapy, a challenging diagnosis, grief over a patient’s death, or simply the best way to accomplish one’s career goals, being a part of a well-developed community is essential for every trainee. Fellowship (and really all medical...

Identifying Mentors for New Trainees

Mentorship is defined as a support to the individuals to establish their own learning goals. Mentors empower mentees to envision their learning path, develop necessary skillsets, maximize their potential, and enrich performance. The fundamental goal of fellowship...