We need to broaden the definition of what “counts” in careers
“Many colleagues in medicine already talk about medicine never going back to its state pre-COVID-19 – be it telehealth for patients, new flexibility to work/life scheduling, or a new acceptance of telecommuting outside of direct patient care. There has been too much suffering as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and stressors of 2020 to progress through 2021 and beyond without lessons learned. New recognition of the need to broaden the definition of what ‘counts’ in careers, be it in health care or beyond, along with a means to articulate that, must be a lasting outcome of our nation’s response to the pandemic if we want to avoid losing more of our best and brightest in these fields.”
Avital O’Glasser is an internal medicine physician.
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “The COVID-19 pandemic brought many new challenges in medicine. A novel tool may help to overcome some of them.” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2021/02/the-covid-19-pandemic-brought-many-new-challenges-in-medicine-a-novel-tool-may-help-to-overcome-some-of-them.html)