By JALAL BAIG, MD
Robert Wood Johnson Internal Medicine Residency Program, New Brunswick, NJ
We become acutely aware of the hurdles presented by the medical profession early on in the journey from pre-medical student to healer. As I run towards the close of my internal medicine residency, a lot of what was once insuperable has been conquered. Yet, past successes became meaningless the day I registered for the NRMP fellowship match.
I arrived to residency in July 2013 with the pure intention of becoming a skilled internal medicine physician. This remained my consuming desire in the early months. I expanded my differentials, repleted electrolytes and became more efficient with daily progress notes. As this process became second nature midway through intern year and I reveled over knowing the many forms of potassium chloride, the inevitability of second year and its more onerous responsibilities began to become more palpable. And with this inevitability came whispers about fellowship.
By RAMY SEDHOM, MD
Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Internal Medicine
It was a month into my internship and she was the patient I’ll never forget. Like many of my co-interns, I wondered about entering internal medicine. My patients never improved, bouncing in an out of the hospital. I became uncomfortably familiar with chronic and terminal medication conditions. I had a quick acronym expansion for my death notes. I was chronically tired and grew cynical. Continue reading
Call for Nominations
Respond by: Thursday, November 3, 2016 The Council of Early Career Physicians (CECP) is currently recruiting new representatives for terms beginning in April 2017.
The CECP is responsible for responding to requests from the Board of Regents, committees and staff for review of programs, products and services, and advising the Board of Regents on:
- Enhancing professional development for early career physicians
- Fostering their involvement in College activities
- Increasing the value of ACP membership for early career physicians
- Strengthening chapter level councils and activities
- Aligning council activities with the College’s Strategic Priorities
Applicants with a strong background in… Continue reading