In conclusion, Dr. Marston discussed sessions at the conference that focused on providing helpful resources for new fellowship program directors, a needs assessment geared toward early-career and international, fellow-in-training medical graduates, and a listening tour looking at workforce solutions for issues affecting academia and private practice.
Additionally, Dr. Marston answered audience questions, which included how to best help busy fellows fit all of these resources into their compact schedules. She said the needs of each individual fellow may dictate his or her learning plan. Thus, some resources may help fill knowledge gaps for one fellow, while other resources may benefit another fellow with different areas for improvement.
The session was enlightening and provided many tools for fellows in training, fellowship program directors and clinicians who may benefit from the expansive work of the COTW. Indeed, thanks to such a wide array of initiatives, the committee is helping to make training work every single day and for each and every fellow.
Jason Liebowitz, MD, completed his fellowship in rheumatology at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, where he also earned his medical degree. He is currently in practice with Skylands Medical Group, N.J.
- Liebowitz JE, Torralba KD, Kolfenbach J, et al. Rheumatology milestones 2.0: A roadmap for competency-based medical training of rheumatology fellows in the 21st century. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2022 Apr;74(4):675–685.