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Annual Meeting Mentoring Panels

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Each year, SGIM offers mentoring panels at its Annual Meeting. These panels offer another opportunity for students, residents, fellows, and faculty attending the SGIM conference to access mentors and have their questions answered on issues around practicing general internal medicine.  The panels presented are selected based on the interests of the SGIM members and meeting attendees. 


Clinician Administrator Careers

SGIM is pleased to offer a panel of seasoned successful leaders and mentors in general medicine who will share their experiences and give advice to trainees and faculty. Panelists will discuss career pathways in both hospital and ambulatory medicine and address issues specific to clinician administrators. Panelists will address and answer questions on issues such as:

  • Selecting your first job after residency or fellowship
  • Characteristics of jobs to look for or to avoid
  • Ways for junior faculty with substantial administrative responsibilities to prepare for promotion
  • Strategies for combining administrative and scholarly activities
  • Strategies for mid-career faculty to grow and find mentoring
  • Pros and cons of administrative positions
  • Issues around combining administrative duties and a clinician educator or clinician investigator pathway

Clinician Educator Careers
SGIM is pleased to offer a panel of seasoned successful leaders and mentors in general medicine who will share their experiences and give advice to trainees and faculty. Panelists will discuss career pathways in both hospital and ambulatory medicine and address issues specific to the clinician educator pathway. Panelists will address and answer questions from the audience on issues such as: 

  • Selecting your first job after residency or fellowship
  • Characteristics of jobs to look for or to avoid 
  • Ways to prepare for promotion for junior faculty in the clinician educator pathway
  • Strategies to obtain funding for research projects and staying funded
  • Strategies for mid-career faculty to grow and find mentoring
  • Pros and cons of administrative positions 
  • Issues around switching from clinician educator to clinician investigator pathways, or vice versa 

Clinician Investigator Careers 
SGIM is pleased to offer a panel of seasoned successful leaders and mentors in general medicine who will share their experiences and give advice to trainees and faculty. Panelists will discuss career pathways in both hospital and ambulatory medicine and address issues specific to the clinician investigator pathway. Panelists will address and answer questions from the audience on issues such as: 

  • Selecting your first job after residency or fellowship
  • Characteristics of jobs to look for or to avoid 
  • Ways to prepare for promotion for junior faculty in the clinician investigator pathway
  • Strategies to obtain funding for research projects, and staying funded
  • Strategies for mid-career faculty to grow and find mentoring
  • Pros and cons of administrative positions 
  • Issues around switching from clinician educator to clinician investigator pathways, or vice versa 

#ProudtobeGIM: Panel on Career Planning for Medical Students and Residents
Medical students, interns and residents are invited to learn about careers in general internal medicine. Panelists will share their experiences and answer audience questions in an informal setting to address questions such as:

  • What is a general internist? 
  • Why should I consider general internal medicine as a “specialty”?
  • How do you pursue careers in medical education, research, leadership or clinical medicine as a general internist? 
  • Who does a general internal medicine fellowship?
  • How do I achieve work-life balance in IM? 

Disparities Task Force Mentoring Panel
The SGIM Disparities Task Force has an established record in mentoring clinician-investigators and clinician-educators with a career focus on health disparities and health equity. In this group mentoring session, faculty of all ranks (from junior to senior levels), as well as residents and fellows, will have the opportunity to participate in insightful discussions with senior faculty mentors who are clinician-educators and clinician-researchers with a health disparities and health equity focus. Panelists will address and answer questions from the audience on issues such as: 

  • Strategies to obtain and maintain funding for health disparities focused research
  • Developing a mentoring network for a disparities focused career
  • Optimizing the institutional environment for disparities focused clinical education
  • Career trajectories and strategies for promotion in disparities focused academic careers

Parenting in Medicine Mentoring Panel
Balancing being a parent with a career in medicine is an ongoing challenge for general internists regardless of career path. Panelists with children of different ages will share their perspectives, answer audience questions, and address issues such as: 

  • The pros and cons of starting a family at different career points
  • Challenges as a working parent
  • Workplace policies that make it easier or harder to be a parent
  • Strategies that worked best as a working parent

 

2018 Annual Meeting
Mentoring Chairs:

Vanessa Thompson, MD, Chair
Phyllis Nsiah-Kumi, MD, MPH, Co-Chair

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Join us at the SGIM Annual Meeting in Denver, CO, April 11 - 14, 2018. 

Learn more about the meeting here.


QUESTIONS?

Contact Jillian Gann, Director, Leadership and Mentoring Programs, at gannj@sgim.org or call 1-800-822-3060