Resident News to Use
January 2020
A Note from the Editor - Dr. Nicole DeLauro

Welcome 2020!

A new year allows for fresh beginnings. As residents, you are challenged academically and professionally, and it is always a great idea to set new goals for the year ahead. Whether you are in your first or last year of residency or are a current fellow, your priorities are different. It is important to remember to take time for yourself and your mental health. This newsletter has been dedicated to the subject of physician burnout. With the high demands of society, career, family, etc. it is easy to overwhelm yourself. Our clinical skills article written by Dr. Priya Parthasarathy is an excellent tool to identify signs and symptoms associated with burnout, ways to cope, and resources that are free and easily available.

There is also a survey which is available and provided by Dr. Patrick DeHeer. The aim of this survey is to identify factors associated with the well-being of podiatric residents in this time of increasing physician burnout. 

I hope that you find this edition helpful as you navigate through this academic and clinical year. Best wishes for the year ahead.

Nicole DeLauro, DPM
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Avoiding Burnout as a Resident and/or Young Physician
by Priya Parthasarathy, DPM

I've seen it happen from my earliest days of residency- exceptional physicians with or without family obligations who struggle to cope with the constant demand of being a physician.

The consequences of physician burnout are serious and wide-ranging. From poor job performance to -- in the most extreme cases -- medical error and clinician suicide.  This piece will focus on a subset of the profession -- residents and young physicians. Read more
Physician burnout is a universal dilemma that is seen in healthcare professionals, particularly physicians across the country.  This is a topic that we do not take lightly and encourage all residents to take the following survey, provided by Dr. Patrick DeHeer, relating to the well-being of current podiatric residents. 

The aim of this survey is to identify factors associated with the well-being of podiatric residents in this time of increasing physician burnout. The results of this study will be used as a framework for future research and awareness efforts involving resident well-being and happiness. We appreciate you taking the time to complete this short and anonymous survey.
Request a Speaker NOW!
Check out the current list of the  ABPM Speaker's Bureau to see which speakers are available to come to YOUR residency program?

We would love to visit your program and provide quality educational information relatable to medicine, wound care, biomechanics, practice management and sports medicine.

Interested residency programs are requested to fill out the  Speakers Request Form available on the ABPM website. We look forward to both continuing our current existing relationships and developing relationships with new programs!
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As you start preparing for job interviews it is important to remember that balance is key to your mental health. It is easy to be blinded by a high salary and not consider the time at work, time away from family, your commute, your office and on-call schedule and performance expectations. Your life should be a balance between your personal hobbies and passions along with your profession. Only you have the power to make the right choice and prevent professional burnout!
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Search  'ABPM App'  in the  iTunes  store for Apple iOS device  or in the Google Play store for Android device.

New features include  pathology specific biomechanical templates, BMI calculator, weight converter and regularly updated practice questions!

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On the Move - Upcoming Events in 2020 OntheMove
The ABPM attends multiple conferences throughout the year. Please check our calendar periodically to see if we will be in your area. Below are the next few upcoming events:

January 16 - 19, 2020 | Science and Management Symposium (SAM) | Orlando, Florida
January 24 - 26, 2020 | NYSPMA Clinical Conference| New York City, New York
February 8 - 9, 2020 | PRESENT Treasure Hunt | Los Angeles, California
February 19 - 22, 2020 | ACFAS Scientific Conference | San Antonio, Texas

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