Early career physicians and fellows-in-training will find inspiration and information crucial to a successful career launch during Friday’s In-Depth Symposium “The Basics to Survive Your Endocrine Career: For Fellows-In-Training and Young Physicians.”
The session, which in the past has been part of the pre-conference offerings, has moved to the regular meeting to make it more affordable and accessible for attendees, said co-chair Ricardo Correa, MD, Es.D, FACP, FACR, FACHT, CMQ, Assistant Professor of Medicine for the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
During fellowships, there is typically not a lot of training in the “business of medicine,” according to Dr. Correa. This symposium was developed to provide some of that training and also give attendees access to seasoned professionals as well as other early-career colleagues.
Dr. Correa, along with co-chair Kathleen Figaro, MD, MS, have put together a program that will cover economics, including relative value units (RVUs) and MACRA, basics to consider in getting your first job, and how to survive the first years of practice.
“They will have a toolkit to protect them from burnout,” said Dr. Correa. “And, they will get information about the business of medicine, how they will make their money during the early years of practice and ensure they have the RVUs they need at the end of the year.”
Felice Caldarella, MD, FACP, CDE, FACE, will address the economics issues involving RVUs and MACRA. Harmeet Narula, MD, FACP, FACE, will talk about the important factors in negotiating that first job. The session will wrap up with S. Sethu K. Reddy, MD, MBA, FRCPC, FACP, MACE, covering survival tips for the first years of practice.
Following the presentation, attendees will be able to ask questions of the co-chairs and panelists about their experiences.
“You have to care about your wellness and satisfaction, too,” said Dr. Correa, explaining that because he didn’t have access to some of the information the symposium will provide, he found himself in the predicament of needing to change jobs after a year. “Dr. Reddy will talk about the importance of negotiating protected time and expectations vs. reality.”
Dr. Correa also suggested that those interested in early-career issues check the schedule for other fellows-in-training activities during the AACE meeting.
Session Notes: F62: The Basics to Survive Your Endocrine Career: For Fellows-In-Training and Young Physicians 2:15 pm Friday in Room 208 Co Chairs are Kathleen Figaro, MD, and Ricardo Correa, MD.