Trainees: Visit Room 402a

September 29, 2016 by CHEST Guest Writer

What is the Trainee Recharge Lounge?

The Trainee Recharge Lounge is a dedicated room for you to relax and connect with other trainee members and attendees. All trainees are invited to stop by to recharge, attend trainee-specific education sessions, and network.

When will the lounge be open?

Trainee Recharge Room
The Trainee Recharge Lounge will be open Sunday to Tuesday, 9 am to 5 pm, and Wednesday, 9 am to 12 pm. Most sessions will be held in the afternoon.

What type of sessions?

CHEST leaders and members will present eight sessions that are relevant to you and your career. Members from the Trainee Work Group and Training & Transitions Committee worked together to develop session topics pertinent to your everyday life.

This is a place where you can ask the question you’re afraid to ask anywhere else. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from program directors and your colleagues. All sessions are informal conversations, a prime time for you to engage one-on-one with presenters.

Don’t forget to add these presentations to your calendar on the CHEST Annual Meeting app:

Sunday, October 23

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Time for Differentiation: No Longer a Pluripotent Fellow
Mauricio Danckers, MD; Candace Huebert, MD; Raed Alalawi, MD, FCCP (Erin Crowley, MD, Moderator)

This session allows the attendee to ask difficult questions about job searching and job selection in a relaxed and welcoming environment. The panel session includes attendings with different career backgrounds, moderated by a fellow.

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

How to Get Published: Falls and Pitfalls
John Heffner, MD, FCCP

The CHEST deputy editor will weigh in on what and what not to do on how to get your research published. Trainees interested in publishing during their academic or clinical practice careers can develop fundamental skills now that can turn publishing from a frustrating chore into a satisfying advocation.

Monday, October 24

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Preparing the Health-care Leaders of Tomorrow
James Stoller, MD, MS

This session will provide an opportunity to discuss vital leadership competencies, aspirations, and how to develop them.

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Practical Tips to Make a Physician a Good Business Person: Employment Contract Dos and Dont’s and Legal Insights from Practicing Health-care Attorneys
Bruce Armon; Stephanie Eckerle

Learn from two active health-care attorneys who regularly help physicians with employment contract reviews and negotiations and health-care legal issues generally. You will learn practical tips about key issues in physician employment contracts and strategies to help protect your career advancement.

Tuesday, October 25

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Medical Student/Resident Sessions: Career Development
Peter Lenz, MD, FCCP; Matthew Miles, MD, FCCP

All students and residents are invited to join us for a fun discussion about the field of pulmonary and critical care medicine. We’ll also discuss how students and residents can become involved with CHEST, and hear from physician mentors about their unique career paths within our field.

11:00 am – 11:45 am

CHEST Foundation 101
Lisa K. Moores, MD, FCCP

What can the CHEST Foundation do to help propel you in your career? Find out by attending the CHEST Foundation 101 session presented by Lisa K. Moores, MD, FCCP, CHEST Foundation President 2017-2018.

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Pearls and Pitfalls for Working With Mentors
Gabriel Bosslet, MD, FCCP

Scholarly success in fellowship often relies on a close working relationship with an a mentor.  Because all mentors are busy humans, this can be easier said than done. This discussion will focus on specific steps trainees can take to improve the process of working with a mentor, which often leads to a more productive fellowship experience.

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Financial Planning For Physicians Starting in Practice
James N. Allen, MD, FCCP

This session will discuss retirement plan options, college savings options, and general investment strategies that you should know about as you finish your training and begin your career.


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