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Twitter ChatAdjusting to the New Normal as a Pathology Resident: Learning & Thriving During COVID-19

Aug 18, 2020 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM CT

As if surviving your pathology residency isn’t challenging enough, you are ascending to the next step of your medical training amidst a pandemic. And teaching pathology residents during this time of COVID presents its own unique challenges. Join this #capchat discussion for tips on how both instructors and residents can navigate pathology training during this unprecedented time.

#capchat Leaders

  • Host: Ziad El-Zaatari, MD, FCAP, Member, Digital Content Committee (DCC), tweeting from CAP Twitter handle (@Pathologists)
  • Expert guest panelists: Guests: Nicole Riddle, MD, FCAP (@NRiddleMD), Associate Residency Program Director, Department of Pathology & Cell Biology, University of South Florida College of Medicine; Kimberly Allison, MD, FCAP (@DrKimAllison), Director of Pathology Residency Training, Stanford University School of Medicine; Adam Booth, MD, Chair, Residents Forum Executive Committee (@ALBoothMD)

Chat Discussion Questions

Q1. For residents, how has the pandemic impacted your training?

Q2. For residency directors, what changes have you made to your training program?

Q3. How has the “new normal” impacted face-to-face learning opportunities such as scope time?

Q4. What are the advantages/disadvantages of virtual conferences and meetings we’re having?

Q5. How has the “new normal” changed things for the newest residents (PGY-1)?

Q6. How has the “new normal” affected trainees opportunities to socialize and network with other trainees and pathologists?

Q7. Do you think COVID will change pathology training permanently?

Note: This Twitter chat will be following a Q&A format. The host, tweeting from @Pathologists, will ask questions or post discussion topics (beginning with Q1, Q2, etc.); the leaders will post answers starting with “A” and the corresponding question number (A1, A2, etc.). Ask your question or comment on one of the discussion questions/answers by referencing the specific discussion question beginning your tweet with “QX”, with X referring to the question number.

How to Participate

  1. Follow along on the #capchat hashtag. Invite your followers to join the chat.
  2. Introduce yourself, where you are from, and any relevant professional details to the group.
  3. Respond to the Q’s using A1, A2, A3, etc.

Tip: Mute or block any bots taking over your feed. Ask questions and share your best tips and tricks with the group.

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Twitter Chat

Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Time: 9 PM – 10 PM EST

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