On feedback and reflection (or the kick for professional development)

For the second time during medical school, I received 360-feedback on my strengths and weaknesses. The ESCI, or Emotional and Social Competency Index, is lovely in retrospect and a pain beforehand. In order to obtain that 360-feedback, I submit 15min surveys to managers, peers, and folks that I manage.

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On social weekends (or the start of Step Countdown)

This week, I’ve had a chance to flex and move my tired and atrophied social muscles. They’ve been casted and underused for much of second year and this week’s post-exam status and light lecture load allowed me full range of motion for the first time in months. Feels great. A bit tragic, though, because it will go right back in the cast after this weekend.

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