Victor Kolade, MD, MS, FACP
Core Clerkship Faculty
Robert Packer Hospital/Guthrie Center
How long have you been a member of AAIM?
Member, Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine, 2022 –
Member, Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine, 2012 – 2017, 2022-
What is your favorite part of your job?
I am a ‘teachaholic’ not wanting rehab!
How has the AAIM membership been of value to you and your career?
I have attended memorable APDIM meetings and enjoyed fruitful information exchanges on the APDIM and CDIM listservs.
When did you know you wanted to pursue a career in the medical field?
In my last year of medical school; that is when I committed to a career in medicine without looking back.
What or who inspires you and why?
Deb Simpson PhD, an amazon in the realm of GME-related scholarly activity and 2022 AIAMC Ethel Weinberg award recipient: https://aiamc.org/blog/interview-with-deb-simpson-phd-2022-aiamc-ethel-weinberg-md-award-recipient.
What advice would you give to those who wish to pursue a career in this industry?
Seek mentoring, at every stage of the journey – and in different aspects, including teaching and EMR proficiency, for examples.
What is your favorite book or movie?
The Anticipatory Organization: Turn Disruption and Change into Opportunity and Advantage by Daniel Burrus; I blogged about it at https://aiamc.org/blog/can-you-predict-the-future-the-anticipatory-organization-model.