According to Oxford Languages, to “practice” means to pursue a professional activity or exercise a skill regularly and routinely to improve proficiency. I am an anesthesiologist who “practices” critical care medicine and the residency program director for more than seventy-six residents in a large training program. I am also a mother, a wife, sister, and daughter; and I have to practice being human every day. We are all human, and we deserve more competence and proficiency as we interact together. Often, my biggest challenge that demands practice for proficiency is the transition from work to life.Continue Reading…
Category: Member Essays
To at least some degree, we all entered medicine for altruistic reasons: helping others, finding meaning in providing comfort and care, and saving lives. We in critical care are especially driven to offer management of life-threatening disease states as well as solace and comfort to critically ill patients. This aspect has been highlighted in striking detail during the pandemic where, despite the grueling physical demands of working in ICUs during this time, the discomfort of PPE, and the trauma of watching so many people die and so many families suffer, we still find joy and reward in the lives we save and the families whose lives we touch by our compassion.Continue Reading…
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SOCCA members interested in serving as mentors should visit SOCCA’s Mentor Recruitment Portal and self-identify those domains in which they would feel comfortable serving as a resource for other members. Your experience and efforts will directly enrich the personal and professional lives of our members and those whom they serve.
Session 3 (Heme, Infectious Disease, and Endocrine, Pregnancy) is now available onDemand for SOCCA members. Visit here to watch.
Join SOCCA Education Chair Ashish Khanna, MD, at the SASM 11th Virtual Annual Meeting on October 7 & 8, 2021. Learn more.
September is “Women in Medicine Month.” SOCCA would like to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of our female intensivists during this month and year-round. Learn more.
Join SOCCA for “Starting Your Job Search: A Zoom Meeting for Fellows,” a specially arranged meeting for members who have just begun their fellowships and are starting to seek jobs and plan their careers. We’ll discuss key topics related to job searching, hold a Q&A, and encourage a lively discussion with co-fellows from around the country. Panelists will include department chairs, program directors, members in private practice, and recent fellowship graduates. Register now.
Applications—due October 4, 2021—are open for the Civic Engagement Microgrant Program. Microgrants of up to $4,000 will be awarded to graduate student and postdoc-led groups in the STEM and social sciences to design projects that create dialogue with public officials, local community leaders, and the public around issues of common concern. Learn more!
Session 1 (Neurological, Cardiac Pulmonary and Renal) and Session 2 (Digestive and Nutrition) of SOCCA’s 2021 Critical Care Medicine Board Review Course are now available onDemand for SOCCA members. Visit here to watch.
Submit your abstract for the opportunity to share your research at the IARS, AUA & SOCCA 2022 Annual Meetings. The submission deadline is November 12, 2021.
Meet-up with SOCCA at ASA ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2021 on October 10 in San Diego! Catch up, make plans & meet new people…and there will be SOCCA giveaways! Learn more and register today!
2021 Annual Meeting Recordings
Missed SOCCA’s 2021 Annual Meeting? You can still register for onDemand access to session recordings! (CME for session recordings will be available after June 21, 2021.)
Did you know that SOCCA members receive a discount on IARS membership? Learn More!