CHICAGO—Throughout medical training, you have guideposts and guardrails all around you: academic advisors, professors in the classroom, preceptors in the clinic during residency. But once you get a job as a medical faculty member, you’re basically on your own.
“No one really trains you or teaches you about how you’re supposed to negotiate and navigate this really difficult channel,” said Christopher Ritchlin, MD, MPH, director of clinical immunology research at the University of Rochester, N.Y., during a session at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.
“You have to take responsibility,” said Michelle Kahlenberg, MD, PhD, associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. “No one is going to hold your hand to bring you along.”