The Leadership Forum is thrilled to welcome Dr. Sunil Sahai as an Editor. As Division Chief at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Sahai brings tremendous experience to the Leadership Forum. In this issue of the Leadership Forum, we bring you a collection of articles on leadership during this challenging time. The winter—combined with pandemic surge and resulting staffing shortages—make wellness and relationship building more challenging than ever. Sahai reflects on maintaining leadership and attention to self-care through mindful phone use. Oyler and Jain debrief the Women in Medicine Summit, which focused on leadership during crisis, and calls to action on anti-racism and improving the experience of female physicians pursuing leadership roles. Catalanotti et al detail the rationale and key changes in Milestones 2.0 for Internal Medicine. The authors anticipate ensuing faculty development and technological needs for this new competency-based residency assessment. Suen and Kasanagottu advocate for extending telephone-only buprenorphine care beyond the pandemic to advance health equity for patients from underserved communities who may encounter barriers accessing care in person and via telehealth care. As each new chapter in the pandemic brings new challenges and opportunities, we look forward to reconnecting with colleagues at the national meeting and are keeping fingers crossed this will happen in person as planned.
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