I recognize these might not be very exciting to read, but for completeness of the series, I must include them!
I have two academic projects of focus for 2021.
a) research involving a coaching program for the residents. I am doing this with a colleague who has experience doing something similar in another sphere. This is one reason why I am completing a coaching certification (through Wellcoaches).
b) research involving type 2 diabetes diagnosis rise during the pandemic
I think it is more likely that b) can be completed during 2021, but I want to give some focus to both. I would like to pull together b) and submit for publication in some sphere within the calendar year. I plan on doing this in tandem with 1+ interested residents, so hopefully that will help drive things along!
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it, but I acquired a role in early 2020 leading the physician wellness committee at our institution. (There is currently no time or $ allocated for this role, so it’s not something I can do a TON with, but I definitely want to do something!).
Anyway, 2020 was . . . not a great time to acquire anything, so my goals in 2021 are to expand the offerings and initiatives of this committee, as well as get a better sense of what people want (within realistic limits).
I want to continue to up my game in terms of teaching and engaging residents. I think I do pretty well but could be better. Years of feeling time pressure (having to feel like I was on a rush to get home at a very specific time) have sometimes made me to rush through the days more than I really need to at this juncture. If I get home 30 minutes late 2 days/week . . . literally nothing bad would happen, and I could be more patient and get a lot more teaching in. I want this to be something I really focus on in 2021.
I also want to help med students and residents teach themselves! Some of them come in really looking for structure. I have a slew of pdf articles to hand out, but no reason (other than time constraints) I couldn’t design a more structured course of study for the endo rotation.
I also want to help medical students / residents work on writing better (ie: more organized! more relevant/targeted! less overly wordy!) notes. I’d love to design some sort of tutorial related to this. (But now I’m getting a little tangential!)
I want to attend at least one academic meeting (endo vs GME?) in 2021, though virtual is acceptable in this category as long as I appropriately block off time and treat the time as a learning retreat.
Time Block Plan Most of my Unstructured Days
Yes! This is how I really hope to get all of the above (you know, plus the rest of my job . . .) done. I think this method really is the most efficient/best one for my GME days. I’d like to have full on time blocking be a habit first thing on those days before I really start with anything else.
Well, if you made it this far . . . you win! Well, maybe you win. I have two items to give away! My apologies that it’s so close to the end of the year, especially since I cannot go to the post office until my quarantine is over (probably 1/7).
But, I know some of you would be excited to receive these items anyway, even if it’s just to play with or supplement your planner systems. I am not going to require anything of you for this giveaway, though if it inspires you to follow me or sign up for my newsletter (form conveniently located below), so be it!
You could also leave a BLP review! But you don’t have to do any of those things. Just felt like it would be reasonable to mention them. ANYWAY.
The two items are:
SPACES PLANNER – note, there is one sample week filled out at the end of the year + a pen test
HOBONICHI WEEKS SET! – this was gifted to me by a very generous donor (and also one of my BFFS) who was suffering from a bit of planner indecision. This is a full Hobonichi weeks + accessories. I believe there is a bit of a pen test in there somewhere but the book is largely blank.
If you’d like to enter, please leave in your comment which item you would be interested in. I will do a random number drawing and the first “SPACES” or “WEEKS” I get (ie, I’ll keep drawing until I have one of each!) will win the items!
Please note this is not in any way sponsored by these companies. I am just giving these away with no requirements on your end.
This must be US or Canada only (I’m sorry!) due to postage constraints.
Please do not put “BOTH” in your comment – you will be disqualified. I understand loving all products, but want the winners to have passion for one or the other!
PS: If your comment does not show up right away, please do not leave a duplicate -it probably went to automatic moderation, but I will manually let all of these through before choosing the winner!!!
GOOD LUCK! I will pick the winner by ~6am tomorrow (whenever I go to post!)