Pritpal S Tamber is the Pioneer of Wellthcare and the Clinical Editor of TEDMED, a community of innovators and leaders in health and medicine. Pritpal’s background is in how information can improve care, which is not only about how it is created, validated and delivered, but also about cultural readiness to change. All of his current work is through his consultancy, Optimising Clinical Knowledge. Previously, he was the Editorial Director for Medicine at BioMed Central, the Editor/Publisher of the BMJ Group’s international editions, the Managing Director of ‘Faculty of 1000 Medicine’ (now called just ‘Faculty of 1000’), and the Medical Director of Map of Medicine. Pritpal is based in London, UK. Follow Pritpal and Wellthcare on Twitter.
Two years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting a pediatrician that turned CMIO, who was working to improve the technical needs in the hospital. My question to him was very simple: “Should I do a residency after medical school?”