Dr. Joshua B. Brown
Thank you to Dr. Joshua B. Brown for supporting the EAST Development Fund!
Joshua B. Brown, MD
University of Pittsburgh
I joined EAST very early on. I was introduced to EAST as a medical student at the Annual Scientific Assembly through some fantastic mentors, and I readily joined as a provisional member while completing my internship.
As a resident, a big part of what EAST means to me is mentorship. I have had the opportunity to take part in the EAST Mentoring Program, which has made me feel very welcome in EAST and makes the Annual Scientific Assembly a yearly highlight that I look forward to.
EAST provides a number of tangible benefits and opportunities. One great example is the Practice Management Guidelines that take a tremendous amount of effort and are freely available to anyone visiting the EAST website. I listen to the Traumacasts and Careercasts on my way to work. I have also had the opportunity to join the Social Media Committee, so I have seen first-hand the focus on members' needs by EAST’s leadership.
Because of all of this, it only makes sense for me to give back, even while on a resident’s salary, and support the scholarships, mentorships, and science that I have taken advantage of and hope to continue to take advantage of throughout my career.