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We are Family: Parenting Challenges and Institutional Responses for Academic Physicians During COVID and Beyond

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Parenting is a highly rewarding, long-term and high stakes commitment. For physicians who are parents, these demands often have a negative effect on career trajectory and prospects for academic promotion. With the advent of COVID, the ability of physician-parents to keep up with clinical responsibilities, research, scholarly endeavors, educational work, and administrative duties became nearly impossible for many individuals. In response, the SGIM Women and Medicine Commission (WAMC) developed a “support for parenting” initiative to help transform our values into action on the issue of support for physician parents. This presentation involves a lively discussion of parenting challenges, solutions and potential action steps from faculty representing multiple perspectives. Physicians value both their work and their families. It is time to transform our ideals of work-life balance and academic success into action with policy changes which support physicians as parents and caregivers at home.

CEU Available: 1.0 CME; 1.0 MOC
CEU Expires:  April 30, 2024


To receive CME/MOC credit, you must (a) watch the video and (b) complete the short assessment. After these two steps are completed, you will receive a certificate.