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FELLOW’S CORNER Resident and Fellow Task Force: Updates about the First NCS Meeting By Saef Izzy, MD and Jennifer Kim, MD, PhD It’s such an exciting time to see the NCS Could you tell us more about the meeting and its major strategic and rapid growth in different highlights? aspects, and it’s the time for all our Everyone was incredibly enthusiastic and full of great ideas to members, including residents and fellows, to tackle during our fi rst year of the task force, which took place in get involved in NCS activities. The Resident beautiful and sunny Arizona. During this meeting, we discussed and Fellow Task Force was started by the multiple goals that we wanted to achieve in the upcoming years. NCS in 2015 as a new committee aimed to Since it is a new task force, we decided to focus on three main engage residents in the society’s activities objectives. and get them more involved in the decision- Saef Izzy, MD making process. The fi rst was to develop a mentorship and networking program for trainees. We would like to join efforts with the critical care section In this edition of Currents, I interviewed of the American Academy of Neurology to develop a combined Jennifer Kim, the chair of the new Resident mentorship program. Our goal is to develop a method by and Fellow Task Force to tell us more about which to gather mentor volunteers and match interested trainees their fi rst inaugural meeting that took appropriately. We hope to have mentor program gatherings at place at the 2015 NCS Annual Meeting in both the NCS and AAN national meetings, with the hope to grow Scottsdale, Arizona. our efforts to other society meetings. SI: Before we talk about the meeting, the Our second goal is to strengthen our relationship with other readers are probably curious about how national societies and increase our presence at their meetings. We the residents and fellows get selected to would like to collaborate with the NCS Membership Committee Jennifer Kim, be members of the Resident and Fellow to ensure a way to encourage trainees to join the NCS by MD, PhD Task Force? advertising at booths at other national meetings. We will work with these other societies to develop forums and gatherings in JK: Our initial criteria were based upon reviewing a short which we can reach residents who may not have exposure to paragraph submitted about why the applicant was interested neurocritical care and inform them about our fi eld and the NCS. in joining the Resident and Fellow Task Force. We also wanted to select a broad group of members from different parts of the Finally, we’d like to discuss the possibility of starting a resident/ country, at different stages of training, and with different interests fellow section of the Neurocritical Care journal and develop to represent many viewpoints. We received many competitive other board review resources. We look forward to working with applications but, unfortunately, we had to select ten members all members of the NCS and increasing the resident and fellow only. Our plan is always to engage all our residents and fellows in involvement in the NCS! our activities and get them involved in the NCS. Who are the Resident and Fellow Task Force members? We are very excited to introduce our fi rst group of elected task force members. Yasmin Ali, MD: Marin Darsie, MD: Jennifer Kim, MD, Tobias Kulik, MD: Deepa Malaiyandi, Chitra Sivasankar, Duke University UNC-Chapel Hill PhD: MGH-Brigham Washington MD: University of MD: Jackson Hospital PGY 5 PGY 5 & Women’s PGY 4 University PGY 6 Pittsburgh PGY 6 Memorial Hospital PGY 5 Sherri Braksick, MD: Christian Hernandez, Jonathan Kleinman, Winnie Lau, MD: Sirisha Sanamandra, Anand Venkatraman, Mayo Clinic PGY 5 MD: Rush University MD: UCLA PGY 4 Stanford University MD: Yale New Haven MD: University of Medical Center PGY 4 PGY 4 Hospital PGY 3 Alabama at Birmingham PGY 3 16


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