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RESIDENT FELLOW COMMITTEE UPDATE Anand Venkatraman, MD and Jennifer Kim, MD, PhD The Residents and Fellows Committee was involved in multiple events at the NCS 2016 Annual Meeting, in keeping with our aim of expanding our presence to maximize trainee exposure to all aspects of the NCS. We had our second in-person meeting, where we introduced the new members, Ribal, Alexis, Kassi and Shola to the other members of the NCS. Anand Venkatraman was named as co- Chair, who will serve alongside current Chair, Jennifer Kim. We hosted the resident/fellow breakfast corner the morning after the banquet. On one table, residents with an interest in Neurocritical care, met with fellows and attendings in Neurocritical care programs for advice regarding the fellowship application process and how to choose a program. At a second table, Neurocritical care fellows had the opportunity to ask questions of freshly-minted NICU attendings to get advice Anand Venkatraman, MD regarding the job search process. We also had an RFC happy hour where trainee members were invited to socialize with each other in a less formal setting. For the first time at NCS, we co-hosted the Professionalism and Leadership workshop, created by Lori Shutter. During this session, expert NCS members discussed various leadership topics including: interviewing tips, contract negotiation, navigating difficult situations, successful promotion and work-life balance. We are excited to announce that this session will be conducted in conjunction with the Research Mentorship Program for the NCS 2017 meeting. We have a number of very exciting projects on the horizon as well. We were very pleased to announce our new mentorship program. Residents and fellows can apply to work with some of NCS attendings across the country on a small project of interest while getting invaluable career advice. We will be collaborating with the Women in Neurocritical Care Committee to sponsor mentorship-oriented lunches at future NCS meetings as well. We are also creating a new Neurocritical care pocket guide! In conjunction with the Educational Products Committee, we will be creating a pocket guide for trainees, emergency medicine and general critical care practitioners covering the diagnosis and management of common Neurocritical care illnesses. Each chapter will be co-written by trainees with editorial guidance from senior NCS members. We expect the pocket guide to be released in Spring 2017! In conclusion, NCS 2016 was an exciting time for the RFC. There were a lot of new trainee events, new faces, new projects on the horizon. We look forward to a terrific year ahead, and look forward to increasing trainee involvement in the Neurocritical Care Society. Jennifer Kim, MD, PhD 22


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