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Winter 2020

2020 Executive Director Report

by Kerry Bamrick

Who among us has the same thoughts, ideas and assumptions that we had ten, eleven, or twelve short months ago? How could we? A plague has torn through our country, unabated as I write this. While largely nondiscriminatory in its deadliness, COVID-19 has shone a light on a health care system rife with, even defined […]

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Fall 2020

by Kerry Bamrick

Summer is almost over and Fall is in the air.  It’s a time for new beginnings, when many programs are welcoming their new cohort of trainees, often before the dust has settled from the previous cohort’s graduation. I think we would all agree, this was a summer like no other. Between the COVID-19 pandemic, the […]

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Compassion and Kindness

by Candice Rettie

It is lovely to join you again, and my honor to write this guest blog. My retirement took several months to actually happen – life intervened. In February I finally began to shift into a more relaxed schedule. Then the pandemic hit. Over the last months, every one of us has experienced loss. The heart-aching […]

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Providing guidance to Postgraduate Residency & Fellowship Training Programs impacted by the spread of COVID19

by NNPRFTC

Providing guidance to Postgraduate Residency and Fellowship Training Programs impacted by the spread of COVID19. The consortium is aware many postgraduate residency and fellowship training programs are diligently working to establish contingency plans in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The consortium has received several inquiries from new and established programs with questions around conducting virtual […]

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January Blog: Happy New Year!

by NNPRFTC

I had plenty of time to think as we drove from Connecticut to California this December.  Crossing nearly a dozen state lines, through three time zones and innumerable weather systems, it was an epic trip through America’s towns and cities and vast open spaces. I thought a lot about the state of health in America […]

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Tipping Point

Taking Off

by Candice Rettie

Nearly two decades ago, the Canadian journalist Malcolm Gladwell popularized the concept of “tipping point,” in his bestselling book of the same name. According to Gladwell, the tipping point is the notion of being “in a place where the unexpected becomes expected, where radical change is more than a possibility.  It is – contrary to all […]

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