TAMPA, Fla., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) today announced the launch of LeadDoc, a new online journal aimed specifically at medical students, residents and young physicians interested in the management and leadership aspects of health care.
The free bi-monthly journal can be accessed at http://www.acpe.org/leaddoc. It offers short feature stories and videos on topics young physicians need to know to be successful in today's increasingly business-oriented health care world. LeadDoc also provides profiles of successful physicians who share their tips and offer insight on how to create a unique career path.
"Our goal is to inform and guide young physicians as they launch their careers in health care -- regardless of where their professional paths may eventually lead," said Peter Angood, CEO of ACPE. "In essence, every physician is a leader at some level. The key to being successful is embracing not only how to become an expert on the clinical side of medicine, but also in proactively developing the leadership and management skills that will truly help set them apart from others."
The first issue features a profile of Pakhi Chaudhuri, a young Colorado pediatrician who opened her own clinic in an area where many children are at-risk for abuse and neglect. ACPE member Joseph Kim, a physician and developer of several technology-related blogs, offers a personal essay on how he was able to turn his passion for technology into a career in social media. Plus, an executive recruiter gives her top ten hints for mastering a video interview.
Future issues will include tips on successful resume writing, a guide to negotiating contracts, solutions on how to counteract burnout and a story about the challenges faced by young physician leaders who are managing physicians older than them.
LeadDoc welcomes articles or short videos on topics relevant to young physicians. All submissions should be submitted as an attached file to an email, and should include an abstract describing the piece. The recommended length for an article is between 500 and 1,000 words. A video submission should not be more than five minutes long.
Articles can be emailed to [email protected] or [email protected]. Only original work will be considered. However, an article that expands on issues raised in other articles, books, or speeches is acceptable. Graphs, charts, photographs and other illustrations are encouraged.
For more information, contact LeadDoc's co-editors:
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SOURCE American College of Physician Executives