Extracurricular Educational Activities: Making the Most of Conferences and Courses

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Extracurricular Educational Activities: Making the Most of Conferences and Courses

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National conferences and learning courses provide dedicated time to present original work as well as network and learn about subspecialties, career paths, and research opportunities. But engaging in career and academic interests outside of residency with a resident’s call schedule can be challenging and the choices overwhelming: Which conferences or courses should you attend as a resident? Should you focus on networking or practical sessions? What is the best way to connect with people at conferences? The aim of this discussion is to help you prioritize and make the most of learning opportunities.