Early Career Working Group: Call for Involvement!

The SOCCA Early Career Working Group held its first meeting on January 28, and it was a success! We discussed how we want to organize the group and what we hope to accomplish together. Our top priority will be to keep fellows and early career members engaged in the society. We are currently planning to organize several webinars, including advice for residents applying for fellowship, advice for fellows applying for jobs, and early-career guidance for fellows reaching the end of fellowship before starting their jobs. We are also planning to create more avenues for mentorship within the society to help connect junior and senior members of SOCCA, in addition to hopefully encouraging more junior members to become involved with education and research. We also hope to set up a networking event in conjunction with the Annual Meeting. A survey was distributed after the meeting to get more specific feedback from those members who were not able to attend the call as well, and we will continue working toward including everyone’s ideas.

Our next meeting will be April 7, 2021 at 5:00pm CST. Please register for the meeting, and do not hesitate to reach out at any time by e-mail to alisha_bhatia@rush.edu with questions or ideas!

Author

Alisha Bhatia, MD
SOCCA Membership Committee Vice-Chair
Rush University
Chicago, Illinois