Starting a Family During Residency

Residency is an important time for new MDs and DOs fresh out of school. Achieving any semblance of work-life balance might seem like an impossible task on its own, so what’s a new doc to do if s/he’s also interested in starting a family sometime soon?

If this is a question you’ve ever wondered about, check out these 5 tips  shared with AMA Wire by a third year resident, Chelsea Slade, on lessening the strain when starting a family as a resident.

Aging in Appalachia Conference

Here’s another great opportunity for continuing education here in Southwest Virginia. The Aging in Appalachia Conference, offered by East Tennessee State University, will offer a total of 7 CME credits and 7 CNE Credits, as well as up to 2.75 Nursing Pharmacology hours. The event will be held November 3 in Marion, Virginia. The link to register is provided below.



Virginia’s Plan for Well-Being

We were fortunate to have the Secretary of Health and Human Resources, Dr. Bill Hazel, offer our keynote address this past weekend at Head for the Hills 2016. One of the resources he shared with us was a collection of newly developed  goals and strategies designed to improve community health in the state of Virginia by the year 2020, titled Virginia’s Plan for Well-Being. If you were not able to grab a copy of the plan, or had to miss out on the conference this year, we are including the link to a virtual version for your reference here on the GMEC blog.