Last week, we added a new section to our profiles for clinical training. A number of Epernicus members are physician scientists, and we wanted their residency and fellowship training to be included on their profiles. (Take a look at my profile and you’ll see I have included my residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital).
Including clinical training also creates a valuable and much-needed network for residency and fellowship alumni. Though many physicians feel a special kinship with others who trained at their institution, it’s not easy to stay connected to these colleagues. I can recall a number of times in the last few years when it would have been really helpful to search through the Brigham and Women’s medicine alumni network to find people with specific research or clinical interests. But there was no way for me to do this. The new Epernicus clinical training alumni networks will help physician scientists preserve their connections and access to this valuable group of colleagues.