New practice management resources for young physicians

September 2019 – Vol. 38, No. 8

Cristina Baldassari, MD, YPS Chair

The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery’s Young Physicians Section (YPS), which includes all AAO-HNS members younger than 40 years old and/or less than eight years in practice, has had a productive year. A recent survey of YPS members highlighted a need for more information regarding practice management topics. Thus, the YPS convened a Practice Management Working Group and developed a new Practice Management Resource webpage that will be introduced at the AAO-HNSF 2019 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience. The webpage includes links to resources that were selected and graded by YPS members on various topics, from billing and personal finance to marketing your practice.

YPS has also launched a series of live webinars on practice management topics with up-to-date information tailored to young physicians. The first webinar in the series focused on contract negotiations and included insights from an experienced attorney. The live webinars feature opportunities for participants to ask real-time questions. For those unable to participate in the initial session, recordings will be available on our YPS webpage. Dates for future webinars will be posted on our YPS Facebook page and announced on ENTConnect.

Our members continue to be engaged and actively participate in YPS initiatives. YPS members ran a well-received speed mentoring session and moderated an interesting panel on mentoring millennials at the AAO-HNS/F 2019 Leadership Forum & BOG Spring Meeting in April in Alexandria, VA.

During the YPS General Assembly Meeting at the AAO-HNSF 2019 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience, we will award the YPS Model Mentor Award. We are also excited to announce that during our General Assembly, we will be hosting the first YPS Wellness Fair. Members of the local New Orleans community will be on hand to provide information and insight on a variety of topics of interest to young physicians, such as nutrition, personal finance management, fitness, and establishing a mindfulness practice.  Make sure to join us at the YPS General Assembly at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, September 16.

New this year, 10 YPS members received travel grants to attend the Annual Meeting and will participate in one of our YPS Working Groups over the next year.

We encourage all young physicians to become more involved in section activities. Numerous opportunities exist, including participating on one of our Working Groups or serving as a YPS representative to groups such as American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery or the American Medical Association.  We are looking for individuals from diverse practice types in all regions of the country. Visit our newly updated YPS website for more information.