Thrivecast is hosted by Trish Kritek, MD, EdM, University of Washington School of Medicine Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs. This podcast is for faculty and provides tips to help clinicians, educators, and researchers thrive professionally in their careers, covering topics from time management and organization to leadership and self-advocacy.

You can find Thrivecast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Stitcher.

Episode 7: Writing Letters of Recommendation
Jeanne Cawse-Lucas, MD (Family Medicine) provides several tips on how to write letters of recommendation. Consider what information to request from the student, identify your own biases in your writing process, and find positive words for all types of performers.

Episode 6: Essentials of Mentorship and Sponsorship
Dr. Barbara Goff (Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology) defines mentorship and sponsorship, how to participate effectively in both, and explains why these roles are essential to developing your professional career path.

Episode 5: Making a 5- and 10-Year Plan
Robb Glenny, MD (Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine) explains how to create a 5- and 10-year plan as you advance in your career. Identify your values, create your mission/vision, and set tangible steps to take you to the next level in your academic journey.

Episode 4: Tips for Cultivating Resilience
Anne Browning, PhD, Assistant Dean for Well-Being, defines resilience and provides ways to cultivate it by practicing gratitude, fostering relationships, and maintaining a healthy routine.

Episode 3: Using Social Media to Help Advance Your Career
Kemi Doll, MD, MS (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology) shares reasons why you should consider using Twitter and social media to expand your knowledge base, create community, and advance your academic career.

Episode 2: Let’s Talk About Email
Email is a necessary part of our work, but consumes much of our time. Puneet Bharvaga, MD explains four ā€œDā€™sā€ to help manage it: delete, defer, delegate, and do.

Episode 1: Managing Your Time
In this episode, Puneet Bhargava, MD (Department of Radiology) provides three pearls for time management: the importance of planning, prioritizing difficult tasks during high-energy moments of your day, and staying organized.