Why Participate?

Who Should Participate

The leadership program is geared toward helping medical and premedical students develop leadership skills as you continue on your journey to becoming a physician.

Time Commitment

The Leadership Program is a series of live and on-demand webinars that will last approximately one hour. There will be some required online reading prior to some of the sessions that should take no more than 30 minutes each.

2022-2023 Schedule: 

October 17, 2022 – 8:00pm EST
Business Essentials: Leadership, Etiquette, & Professionalism
Speakers: Michael Walls, DO, MPH & Jamie Thayer Scates

November 28, 2022 – 8:30pm EST
Leveraging Mentorship: Sentimentality, Strategy, Scale
Speaker: Adaira Landry, MD

December 5, 2022 – 8:00pm EST
The Art of Storytelling & Selling a Pitch
Speaker: Kristyn Brandi, MD, MPH

December 12, 2022 -8:00pm EST
Developing Vision & Maintaining Strategy
Speaker: Joel Foster

January 9, 2023 -8:00pm EST
Communication, Motivation, & Competencies Necessary for a Physician Leader.
Speaker: Peter Angood, MD

January 30, 2023 -8:00pm EST
Principles of Negotiating a Contract
Speaker: James Slayton, MD

February 20, 2023 -8:00pm EST
Mindsets, Cognition and Well-Being
Speaker: Stuart Slavin, MD

March 6, 2023 -8:00pm EST
Nurturing Courageous and Clear Communication
Speaker: Pamela Merritt

March 27, 2023 -8:00pm EST
Diversity & Inclusion
Speaker: Vanessa Hintz, PsyD

Gain respect from colleagues and patients

Mastering self-awareness and constructive communication is an art – and one not often mastered by most. From a medical perspective, your degree and white coat will garner immediate respect among patients, families and peers. But what you say, how you act and how you react are critical to earning a different level of respect needed to be successful in the clinical setting and beyond.

Squeeze every ounce of time out of your day

You spend upwards of eight years having no time, busy with classwork, lab work, clinicals, studying and trying to stay afloat on your road to residency. Yes, that will go away. Then you’ll have a whole new type of busy in your life! But it IS possible to work more efficiently and squeeze every ounce of time out of your day with the right tips and tricks.

Get what you need from others – when you need it

“Ask and you shall receive” – while we’d like to think this is always going to happen, it simply won’t. Overcoming “no” from patients, families and colleagues takes some give and take using carefully honed negotiation skills. Learn powerful techniques to get what you want from others when you want it.

Understand how the business and financial sides of health care affect you in practice and personal life

Mapping out a thorough plan to pay back student loans, a strategy to handle unexpected expenses and a budget for everyday expenses will help you avoid financial pitfalls. Why add stress to this already stressful  time in your new career? Get essential, and often not discussed, business and financial skills to help you meet your goals.