One of the Urban Service Track/AHEC Scholars Program’s greatest assets is its graduates. To date, more than 515 alumni are engaged in successful careers in medicine, dental medicine, nursing, pharmacy and social work. Our graduates continue to “pay it forward” by contributing to the program in countless ways: members of the Alumni Advisory Committee, mentors, preceptors, educators and generous donors to the alumni fund which supports professional development of current UST/AHEC Scholars.
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Lessons from the Field: UST Alumni Voices
CT AHEC is delighted to support a semi-monthly column about current issues and concerns of healthcare professionals, with topics spanning professions and years of training. Alumni, partners, and current AHEC Scholars share insights and personal experiences in an effort to engage and support the larger Urban Health/AHEC Scholar community. We hope that you will join the dialogue by posting a brief comment for sharing to Lessons from the Field: UST Alumni Voices.
- The Community Pharmacist on the Healthcare TeamCrystal Shaw, PharmD, discusses the community pharmacist's unique perspective and valuable role on the patient-centered, interprofessional medical team.
- Be Who You “Wanted” When You Were NewRubby Koomson, RN, provides advice on mentoring: when to begin and how to maintain effective communication between mentor and mentee.
- Work-Life Balance, or Something Else?Owen Kahn, MD, shares his thoughts on the work-life balance of a medical professional, and offers an alternate paradigm.
- Clarifying the Role of the Social Worker on the Medical TeamLisa Vallee, LCSW, examines the oft-misunderstood role of the social worker on an interdisciplinary medical team.
- Life after Training: Exploring the Work FieldElizabeth Chasse, MD, MPH, draws on her own experience to advise medical professionals embarking on their careers to consider working two jobs, rather than restricting themselves to one.
- Continuing Education Challenges and OpportunitiesHannah Hughes, DMD, narrates three challenges she faced associated with continuing education, or C.E., and how she overcame them (or at least manages them).
- On Delivering Bad NewsKate Schiff, MHS, PA-C, advises medical practitioners on how to deliver bad news, drawing on interviews with Medical Oncologist Gerard Fumo, as well as some former recipients of bad news.
- Working with a Medical ScribeMedical Scribe Concetta Dwyer describes what it’s like to work with a medical scribe, and what benefits medical scribes can bring to a health care team.