Social Media for Physicians: Seven Tips for Success

Engaging in social media allows us to connect with junior and senior colleagues, exchange clinical and research experiences, and attract potential collaborators. It also allows us to teach and educate, free of charge, to an audience that would not be within reach if...

Pearls of Fellowship Orientation: A Perspective From Two Programs

July…the start of a new cycle. Thinking about it can bring up feelings of angst and trepidation for both PDs and incoming fellows, especially this year with fellows whose only experience with the program may have been on their virtual interview day. How can we best...

Supporting Trainees During COVID-19 Pandemic: A New York Perspective

Introduction I’ve equated working during the COVID-19 pandemic in NYC to a war. Bombs might not be dropping on us; but life as we know it has been transformed. And for most of our trainees, this is a first brush with living and working in a war-zone. Here I provide a...

A Program Director Job Description: Lessons from Little League

After coaching my sons in a little league baseball game, my 12-yr-old asked me, “Hey Dad do you coach at work too?” I responded quickly with “Yes, yes I absolutely do!” and cracked a smile. Right then, after some apparent reflection (possibly triggered by our team’s...