Welcome to PICU Doc On Call, a podcast dedicated to current and aspiring intensivists. My name is Pradip Kamat.
My name is Rahul Damania, a current 3rd year pediatric critical care fellow. We come to you from Emory University School of Medicine-Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
Today's episode is very special as we are going to be discussing 7 Habits of Highly Effective PICU fellows. As many trainees, both residents and fellows are settling into the year, We wanted to make a special podcast which highlights some key, high value habits Which can make the pediatric critical care experience very fruitful longitudinally!
We are delighted to be joined by Dr. Kevin Kuo and Dr. Paige Stevens.
Dr. Kuo is a Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics - Critical Care as well as the Program Director, Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship at Stanford University. Notably, Dr. Kuo is also the site creator and editor of the informational & well-known PICU website learnpicu.com- which accumulates over 10K views a month. Dr. Paige Stevens is a PCCM fellow at Stanford University and is here to provide the trainee perspective.
Dr. Kuo and Dr Stevens - we are delighted to have you. Welcome to PICU doc on call podcast.
Our episode will be a series of actionable steps which can optimize your passion and performance in the PICU. This episode was inspired by the very famous book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey which is an international bestseller.
To start with our episode, Dr. Kuo, do you mind highlighting the 7 Habits which we will cover:
Awesome, I can't wait to get into each of these. Dr. Kuo can you start us off with the first habit — Begin with the End in Mind?
Excellent approach and mindset especially for residents applying for PICU and matching in a few short months.
Dr. Stevens: What about the Growth Mindset?
This habit reminds me of a great book known as Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dwek, a PhD psychologist who has transformed the way we think about personal development, resilience, and optimism — definitely a trainee read.
Dr. Kuo, as you grow your experience as an attending what does the third habit, Eat a Piece of the Humble Pie mean to you?
Thank you for highlighting this invaluable characteristic — as ICU is a team sport humility and ego sublimation is paramount to success.
Lets transition to some productivity and self-compassion techniques - our next two habits are Remember the ABCs & Put your Own Oxygen Mask on — Dr. Kuo can you go into the prioritization of Airway Breathing Circulation in a bit more detail pls?
This is great - lets do a quick re-cap thus far: End in Mind, Growth Mindset, Humble Pie, ABCs and O2 mask on first!
Lets round this episode off with our last two. Dr. Kuo what does Be Aware of the MEta mean to you?
This is such a great point highlighting humanism in medicine - especially during this pandemic we have come to realize the meta in our care for children.
This has been an awe inspiring podcast today - Dr. Stevens - can you go into our last habit?
This was an enlightening discussion - lets do a brief summary of each of today's habits:
Rahul-Dr Kuo Paige: What are your tips for first year fellows starting their PICU fellowship
Rahul: Especially during these challenging times due to the COVID-19 pandemic when its seems like there is no end, We advise the fellows to stay reslient and Remember these 7 habits of highly effective fellows. As budding intensivits we are on the path of life-long learning, and this episode allows for us to form a network and lead by example!
This concludes our episode today on 7 Habits of Highly Effective PICU Fellows We hope you found value in this short podcast. We welcome you to share your feedback & place a review on our podcast. PICU Doc on Call is hosted by me Pradip Kamat and my cohost Dr. Rahul Damania.
Stay tuned for our next episode! Thank you