Dr. Chang emphasized that early-career hospitalists do not need to have a fully formed idea of the professional track they wish to pursue.
“It’s okay if you don’t know what you want to do, just do what you think is interesting and it’s amazing the things you can end up doing,” he said, noting that the best thing for residents and early-career hospitalists is “to get experience and training.”
At the end of the talk, Dr. Chang and his copresenter Daniel Ricotta, MD, offered attendees tips about other events that they might attend to advance their careers. Dr. Chang noted that SHM offers many smaller conferences that offer career development skills such as leadership.
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