Stacy Tsai, MD, District VIII Junior Fellow chair
I had the pleasure of representing District VIII at the Junior Fellow Congress Advisory Council Meeting at the Annual Clinical Meeting in New Orleans. Junior Fellows are spearheading some new and exciting national initiatives I would like to share.
First, the JFCAC developed a DVD on Social Media Professionalism in the Medical Community. The 4-minute video seeks to foster awareness of the consequences of posting inappropriate information or unprofessional pictures while using social media and technology applications.
The JFCAC also drafted a guide to medical education in advocacy to assist ob-gyn residency program directors in meeting new Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) learning objectives on health advocacy. The guide was presented at the 2013 CREOG and Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Meeting and was well received.
Junior Fellow legislative chair positions have been created for districts and sections throughout ACOG. The JFCAC hopes the addition of these positions will encourage more Junior Fellow involvement in the legislative process. District VIII will be adding this position to its advisory council soon. The newly appointed officer will work closely with the District VIII Fellow legislative chair on important district-wide issues.
Meghan A. McSorley, MD, PhD, MPH, immediate past Washington Section Junior Fellow chair, put together an informative toolkit to assist in planning statewide legislative days. She submitted this project to the 2012 Junior Fellow Initiative Toolkit Contest. If you have a project you would like to share with others, please consider submitting it. The deadline for submissions is November 30.
Lastly, please join us at the Annual District Meeting in Maui, HI, September 26–28. Some of the Junior Fellow events include:
Leadership Development Luncheon and Course, Thursday, September 26, 1 to 4:30 pm: Whether it’s for running a team on labor and delivery, a hospital committee, or a private practice, this course will prepare young physicians to be more effective leaders. It includes a self-assessment to understand how participants are wired and how to interact with others who have different leadership styles
Personalized Case List Review, Saturday, September 28, 12 to 1 pm: Junior Fellows taking or preparing for their oral board examination (whether they have completed their case list or not) can preregister for this course. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional instructions
Junior Fellow Trivia Challenge, Saturday, September 28, 8 to 9 am
Junior Fellow Prize Paper Presentations, Friday, September 27, 2 to 2:30 pm, and Saturday, September 28, 9 to 9:30 am
Scavenger Hunt FUNraiser: Help raise money for the District VIII Junior Fellow Central American Education Project (donations are tax deductible!). Embark on a photo scavenger hunt with medical students, Junior Fellows, and Fellows. Sign up in advance with LaShawn Jordan, District VIII project manager, at email@example.com, or sign up at the ADM at the registration table. You’ll take pictures of your team’s success throughout the meeting. Entries will be due on Friday, September 27, at 6 pm
I hope to see you there!