Sponsored by FWIM and the DOM Office of Education

We are excited to offer a leadership development program for the women residents and fellows in the Department of Medicine. 

The aim is to provide critical skills to our next generation of women leaders to lead effectively with confidence and establish a network of support. The course will target specific skills through reflection exercises and interactive workshops that will include case-based learning, role-play, and experiential learning. 

The curriculum will cover topics such as effective communication skills, negotiation strategies, creating individual career development plans, curating your professional network, and leveraging your strengths.

The program will begin at the end of September 2022 through Spring 2023. Space is limited to a small cohort of 10-15 trainees that will be selected to participate. During the program, each participant will be paired with a faculty member who will serve as a program mentor for one-on-one mentoring sessions to guide you on your leadership development journey. Sessions will take place in-person in the evenings about every 6 weeks. A certificate will be provided to the trainees upon completion of the 8-month program.

A total of 12 participants have been selected for the inaugural cohort, lead by a faculty team including Rakhee Bhayani, MD; Maria Basstrom, MD; Gayathri Krishanan, MD; Caline Mattar, MD, and Abby Spencer, MD.

Inaugural FWIM Trainee Leadership Development Program cohort
FellowsResidents
Samantha Adamson, MD, PhDShannon Coombs, MD
Lolwa Al-Obaid, MDHirva Joshi, MD
Christine Auberle, MDVanisha Patel, MD
Michelle Lim, MDRachana Raghupathy, MD
Emily Podany, MDSamrah Razi, MD
Kristen Wong, MDFatimah Sajjad, MD

Each session features speakers from throughout the Department of Medicine, including:

DatePresenterTopic
September 29Rakhee Bhayani, MD“Finding Meaning and Purpose in Medicine”
October 25Abby Spencer, MD, MS, FACP“Communicating Effectively, Adapting your Style”
December 7Cassandra Fritz, MD, MPHS“Building your Academic Team for Success”
January 18Hilary Babcock, MD, MPH“Leadership and Communication Skills”
February 15Vicky Fraser, MD“Creating an Individual Career Development Plan”
March 15Eva Aagaard, MD“Negotiation”
April 6Jennifer Alexander-Brett, MD, PhD; Maanasi Samant, MD; Saiama Waqar, MBBS, MSCI“Conflict Management”