Some thoughts for young surgeons
November 3, 2015
Certain times of year are abstract-deadline-time. A resident or fellow does a super job of analyzing data and drafting an abstract. With fear and trembling, that person sends it out to the group. If the group is doing its job, “track changes” and comments proliferate. It’s easy to come of out this feeling (more…)
October 18, 2015
One of our trainees recently asked me for advice finding that first job. She had been combing the Internet for job postings in her area of expertise, and was finding very little that interested her. She had definite preferences as to geographic region, and that additional constraint was, of course, further limiting her options. (more…)
December 15, 2014
It is never too early to start preparing for promotion. As you settle into your first job, make sure that you clearly understand the requirements for promotion.
Requirements differ from institution to institution, and between tracks in a single institution. Just as medical specialties differ, the job description for a junior faculty member and (more…)