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ENT Societies: Why Join?
with Dr. Romaine Johnson, Dr. Gaelyn Garrett, Dr. Ron Mitchell, and Dr. Seth Dailey
Romaine Johnson asks society leaders Gaelyn Garrett, Seth Dailey and Ron Mitchell about why otolaryngology societies are worth joining, including addressing questions that young ENT's have about the value of a membership.
BackTable, LLC (Producer). (2022, January 12). Ep. 43 – ENT Societies: Why Join? [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.backtable.com
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Dr. Romaine Johnson
Dr. Romaine Johnson is a practicing ENT and Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX.
Dr. Gaelyn Garrett
Dr. Gaelyn Garrett is the senior executive medical director of the Vanderbilt Voice Center and a professor of Otolaryngology at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee.
Dr. Ron Mitchell
Dr. Ron Mitchell is a Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and serves as Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology. He specializes in pediatric otolaryngology and airway conditions.
Dr. Seth Dailey
Dr. Seth H Dailey is a professor, section chief, and program director of laryngology at the University of Wisconsin Madison.
Dr. Gopi Shah
Dr. Gopi Shah is a practicing ENT at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX.
In this episode of BackTable ENT, Dr. Gopi Shah and Dr. Johnson discuss the benefits and challenges of joining ENT societies in a panel discussion with Dr. Ron Mitchell (American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology), Dr. Gaelyn Garrett (Triological Society), and Dr. Seth Dailey (American Broncho-Esophagological Association).
ENT societies can bring many professional opportunities to network and find mentorship outside of their own institutions. Society meetings can also advance research interests, as attendees can seek advice about research topics and find research funding and travel grants. Finally, ENT society members have a sense of belonging to a “tribe”, or a family of like-minded individuals who share the same goals for advancing their practice as well as community health.
Nevertheless, as ENT societies grow in scale, there is potential for more challenges to develop. For example, younger members may feel that their voices are not being heard, as there can be a leadership-member gap at society meetings. Additionally, financial barriers and admission requirements may deter new members from joining. Finally, many ENT societies remain academically focused and seem irrelevant to community practitioners.
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