I'm Scott Selinger, American College of physicians member, native Texan, but current Californian and fairly early career physician. Having just finished my chief residency in internal medicine in mid- 2013 and practicing as a primary care physician since then I'm getting the ball rolling on this podcast on behalf of the Northern California ACPs Council of Early Career Physicians for a few reasons.
First and foremost, we felt that it can be a sounding board for musings specific to all the early career physicians out there by which we mean anybody in their first sixteen years of practice after medical school.
Secondly, we wanted it to be a way for the Northern California ACP members and early career physicians to communicate a little about what's going on in their practice. Given the nature of medicine today and the other commitments we all have, we have a tendency to isolate and practice on our own little island unless we make efforts otherwise. Our hope is that this podcast can succinctly address some of these issues that we've seen in our own practice and we'd love to hear about what's going on in yours, so we can direct future podcasts in that direction.
Finally, we like to use this as a part of a growing multimedia effort to get the early career physicians of Northern California a little more united and universally aware of some of the things going on with our local group and help colleagues network a little more easily.
Now While I truly do enjoy the sound of my own voice and thereby assume everybody else does as well, we're going to try to keep these on the short side - something you can listen to on the drive to work at the gym, walking the dog or whatever you have time to fit it in. We also hope to be able to include interviews with some of our leading ACP fellows, Governors, Masters and other leaders about their take on some of these issues.
We look forward to broadcasting for you, with you and about you and stay tuned for the first installment. If you have any burning questions or comments you can e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org or head on over to our Facebook page for the Northern California chapter of the ACP Council of early career physicians, seek and find out more about the events going on.