Spring 2022 was a whirlwind of change. From loosening of mask restrictions to new variants and medications, the pandemic has provided a backdrop of new chapters and challenges. International conflicts, including the war in Ukraine and local struggles with social justice, provide moments of sorrow and opportunities for advocacy. In the educational world, match days offered exciting news for students and residency and fellowship programs as we gear up for the 2022-23 academic year. Many of us in SGIM and ACLGIM were fortunate to have an opportunity to reunite with colleagues, mentors, and mentees and make new connections at the first in-person annual meeting in three years. We recommitted to pursuing equity and excellence in general medicine and to meeting our professional and personal goals.
In this issue, Drs. Skandhan and Mohamed present an opportunity to use technology to continue networking and dissemination through a Twitter Poster competition. Dr. Patel offers an approach to meeting the needs of Generation Z learners for those of us steeped in the cultures common to other generations. Dr. LaVine and colleagues describe a national survey of ACLGIM members revealing that most physician leaders continue direct patient care as finding the ongoing patient care work central to their identity and leadership toolkit.
We hope you enjoy this issue of ACLGIM’s The Leadership Forum.