FLEXcast

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Thanks for checking out our first FLEXcast! In our first episode, we discuss creating your own personal mission and vision. We’re sharing our thoughts and perspectives on this process after working through it on our own and reflecting on our careers thus far.

Taking some time to define your core values, vision and mission may help guide you in your career trajectory and prioritize your energy and efforts.

Allie Min, MD - Assistant Dean, Faculty Development | Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Conrad Clemens, MD, MPH - Senior Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education | Professor, Pediatrics
Mari Ricker, MD - Director, Integrative Medicine in Residency | Associate Professor, Family & Community Med.
Amber Rice, MD - Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

The article we are discussing is here: Personal Mission & Vision  

Another great article that Mari mentioned: Career Fit and Burnout

FLEXfun:
Check out yoGlow at Yoga Oasis 

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Welcome to the second installment of FLEXcast!

In this episode, we discuss the ever-present and challenging issue of time management.

We’re talking about a great article called Tuesdays to Write…. It’s more than writing – there are some great tips about how to manage priorities, making time and space for things that are important. We are breaking down some strategies and talking about what has worked and not worked for us.

Allie Min, MD - Assistant Dean, Faculty Development | Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Mari Ricker, MD - Director, Integrative Medicine in Residency | Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine
Amber Rice, MD - Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

Our guest this episode:
Todd Vanderah, PhD - Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology

Read the article:
Tuesdays to Write

FLEXfun
Do an escape room! You won’t regret it.

Fox in a Box: https://foxinaboxtucson.com/
Ace of Escape: https://www.aceofescape.com/

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In this episode, we focus on strategies to lead, communicate, and maintain our wellbeing in these difficult times of social distancing and working remotely. We are all dealing with a multitude of stressors including professional commitments, patient care, family challenges, grief, isolation, and safety.

Our guest is Dr. Victoria Maizes, Executive Director of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine and Chief of the Division of Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.

Hope you enjoy and find some tools to help you navigate your work, lead your teams, stay engaged, and stay well.

Allie Min, MD - Assistant Dean, Faculty Development | Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Mari Ricker, MD - Director, Integrative Medicine in Residency | Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine
Amber Rice, MD - Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

Links:

Leading in this Unprecedented Moment: 8 Wellbeing Leadership Strategies for Responding to COVID-19

Leading During a Crisis and Remotely (PDF)

Integrative considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic (PDF)

What 9/11 Taught Us about Leadership in a Crisis

Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine – Integrative Approaches to COVID-19

Professional Wellbeing in a Time of Crisis (Video)
 

FLEXfun:

I love to bake and make desserts – and I’ve been finding some new recipes over the last couple of weeks. Here are a couple of my favorites:
Alton Brown’s Blueberry Buckle
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Paula Deen’s Banana Pudding

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We are so grateful to have Dr. Valentine Nfonsam join us for this important conversation. Dr. Nfonsam is Professor in the Department of Surgery, Interim Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology, and Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program at the College of Medicine – Tucson.

In this episode, we are talking about racism, privilege, and some of the reasons we don’t speak up when faced with bias and discrimination. We want to share our conversation, our experiences, and some things we’ve learned. We’re all learning…and we all need to start having conversations like this. 

We hope you find this discussion helpful, enlightening, maybe even uncomfortable. Welcome some discomfort – maybe then we can learn, grow, and bring about change together.

Allie Min, MD - Assistant Dean, Faculty Development | Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Mari Ricker, MD - Director, Integrative Medicine in Residency | Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine
Amber Rice, MD - Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

Links:

Find out more about the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson and their programs and initiatives.

McIntosh, Peggy. White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack (PDF)

Acosta D and Ackerman-Barger K. Breaking the Silence: Time to Talk about Race and Racism (PDF)

TED talk: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The Danger of a Single Story

Justice in June

National Museum of African American History and Culture: Talking about Race (Dr. Robin DiAngelo’s video is included within the topic of Whiteness)