Now on the NEJM Group Open Forum

Posted by • April 27th, 2015

There’s a lot happening on the NEJM Group Open Forum:

Talk with authors and experts about a new study involving multiple US neonatal intensive care units that demonstrated a substantial increase in admissions for neonatal abstinence syndrome between 2004 and 2011, as well as increases in associated length of stay and in the percentage of NICU days nationwide attributed to the syndrome.  Read the discussion, comment, like and share- now on the NEJM Group Open Forum. This discussion is ongoing until May 7.

Can empathy be taught? We’re discussing whether the ability to compassionately connect with patients is an inherent part of a good doctor’s DNA or it can be a learned skill.  This conversation, ongoing through April 30, explores some of the barriers to sustained empathy among physicians and discusses how to deal with poor interpersonal skills in medical school and beyond.

Thinking of taking a leave of absence? How can physicians plan their departure and re-entry, and what hurdles do they have to overcome to get back into practice? This NEJM CareerCenter Conversation is ongoing through April 30.

You may also wish to check out preview NEJM CareerCenter Conversations, including Flexible Work SchedulesFinding a Mentor, and Women Transforming the Culture of Medicine.  And, beginning on May 5, we’ll be talking about launching from residency into a career.

The NEJM Group Open Forum is a pilot project we are running in collaboration with Medstro, a social professional network for physicians. Free registration is required; social login is available through Facebook, Twitter, Google, and LinkedIn.

Let us know what you think!

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