The STFM Podcast

July 2023: Time Management for Busy Folks with Grace Shih, MD, MAS, and Claire Thomson, MD, MPH

Help, I’m buried in email! We all get behind on work and especially email, but Grace Shih, MD, MAS, and Claire Thomson, MD, MPH, are here to help you sort through a variety of time management strategies to find the one that will help with your work-life balance. With pleasant doses of practicality and humility, they provide great strategies for managing inboxes and calendars, prioritizing tasks, as well as encouraging us to “eat the frog.”

Hosted by Saria Saccocio, MD.

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Grace Shih, MD, MAS:

Grace Shih, MD, MAS is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. She completed her family medicine residency at Brown University and a fellowship in family planning at University of California, San Francisco. She currently serves as the Director of the WWAMI Family Medicine Residency Network and Co-Director of DFM’s Reproductive Health Fellowship. She enjoys teaching and learning from others, and feels blessed to have a job that combines both faculty development and residency education. In her free time, you can find her wrestling with her kids, adoring her dog, or trying out new recipes and restaurants.

Claire Thomson, MD, MPH:

Claire Thomson (she/her) grew up in North Carolina and completed medical school and her MPH in Health Care and Prevention at the UNC-CH before heading north to Providence, Rhode Island to complete her residency and fellowship in Global and Maternal Child Health at Brown Family Medicine. 

She joined Swedish First Hill as core faculty in January 2019 and became OB Fellowship Director in 2021. Her clinical interests include perinatal care and full-scope reproductive health; research interests include birth equity and FMOB mentorship. When not at work, she can be found chasing her toddler Kai, cooking with her husband Rob, hiking, reading novels, and paddleboarding.

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