Empowering Trainees to be Leaders and Change Agents

On this episode of the Academic Medicine Podcast, guests Lala Forrest and Joe Geraghty join host Toni Gallo to discuss the journal's Trainee Letters to the Editor feature. They highlight selected letters submitted in response to last year's call for submissions about the role of trainees as agents of change and discuss how institutions can empower …

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From 5 Questions to 5 Reflections: A Residency Leadership “Sign-Out” During COVID-19—Part 2

Editor’s note: This is the second of a 2-part blog post. Read the first part of this blog post, with an introduction and the first 3 reflections, here. 4. A crisis reveals the flaws of how we assign value. Scholarly output is an important part of what we do in academic medicine. We balance the …

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From 5 Questions to 5 Reflections: A Residency Leadership “Sign-Out” During COVID-19—Part 1

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part blog post. Read the second part of this blog post, with the final 2 reflections, here. As a chief resident and program director in our internal medicine residency program, we set out at the end of academic year 2019–2020 to prepare the annual sign-out for the incoming …

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The Importance of Department Chairs to Academic Medical Centers

In our July issue there are three contributions about the changing role of chair of a clinical department. Dr Kastor interviewed a group of chairs of Internal Medicine and found consensus that the job has changed over the last generation from intellectual, educational and scholarly leader to a more administrative and business oriented role with …

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