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Follow Your Bliss: Enhance a Career with an Avocation

June 23, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join our free hour-long webinar to curb burnout, find time for yourself, and enjoy your career more than ever. After all, when we improve, we grow in more areas than one — sign up today!

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Prioritizing time for yourself and your well-being is not only essential for mental wellness, but it’s also a vital element to having an enjoyable, long-lasting career in medicine. In our free hour-long webinar, with speaker Dr. David Crombie, M.D., we’ll discuss this notion further while learning the importance of spending time outside of work doing things that bring you joy. After all, when we improve, we grow in more areas than one.

During the webinar, we'll hear from Dr. David Crombie, M.D., a celebrated local doctor with a storied medical career who has served in various regional leadership positions. Upon first beginning his career as a surgeon, Dr. Crombie quickly discovered that his interest in the study of regional and local medical history brought continuity and a foundation supporting his career in medicine. His interest spawned related roles as a writer, teacher, editor, and contributor to the historical archive of some institutions and professional organizations. Proving that oftentimes, the supplementary things we work very hard on but play no role in earning a living, bring us the most joy and reduce our stress, helping to avoid burnout.

After many years in the practice of surgery, Dr. Crombie's interest in medical and regional history throughout the last half-century has helped support enhancements to his clinical practice, bringing him profound joy. He’ll elaborate on discovering this joy both in and outside of work during this informative session.


David Crombie, M.D.

Dr. Crombie was educated at Dartmouth College and received his M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained in surgery at Hartford Hospital. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the carrier USS Hancock during the Vietnam War, as well as service at the Naval Hospital, Newport, Rhode Island. He had a career in general surgery at Hartford Hospital from 1969 to 2004, mostly as a private practitioner save for a ten-year span in which he was full-time in the Department of Surgery. His leadership positions include Chair of the Hartford Hospital Medical Ethics Committee, Director of the Department of Surgery (1994-97), President of the Hartford Medical Society, President of the New England Surgical Society (2001), Editor of Connecticut Medicine, The Journal of the Connecticut State Medical Society (1999-2011).



June 23, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm