Post submitted by Zayd Razouki, MD
As the highlight of the academic year for many of us, SGIM’s annual meeting took place May 11-14 in the beautiful Hollywood, Florida. I attended and presented at the SGIM annual meeting this year and it was great as always. Here are my 5 reasons I’m glad I attended the meeting:
The meeting is an annual energy boost that reinvigorates our commitment to academic medicine.
- Social Time
SGIM is a wonderful social event to meet with friends, peers, mentors, and leaders in the field.
- Duke presence
The Duke family had a large presence and participated heavily in all of SGIM’s different venues and many were kind enough to attend my presentation. Their presence was a great support that I really appreciated.
There is always a wide range of learning topics with sessions dedicated to Innovations in Medical Education, Scientific Abstracts focused on research in medical education and beyond! I personally received some great feedback on my presentation and it generated important discussion points. I was also very lucky to have pioneers in the field including previous SGIM presidents and the director of VA HSR&D stop by my two posters. They reaffirmed the relevance of my projects to the field of health service research and encouraged me to pursue this line of work.
- Duke Networking Reception –
The Duke reception was also a great highlight of this year’s meeting. I had fun chatting with colleagues in a quiet and relaxed environment and the food was great.
Editorial comment: Dr. Razouki is a clinician-educator in the VA Prime Clinic. Three of his submissions to SGIM were accepted: two posters and an oral abstract presentation. Many congratulations!