The Chief Resident Forum is designed for current and prospective chief residents in emergency medicine to engage with senior leaders; to create strategies for the development of a roadmap to leadership; to develop leadership and communication skills; and to overcome challenges facing resident leaders while fostering wellness and time management skills. This forum will feature focused and dynamic didactic presentations, interactive sessions, panel discussions, and networking sessions with fellow resident leaders and established senior leaders in emergency medicine administration, education, and research.
8:00 AM – 8:15 AM Welcome and Introduction
Energetic and inspiring welcome to the Chief Resident Forum and the value that your chief resident year will have to your career
Presenter: Andra Blomkalns, MD, MBA
8:15 AM – 8:55 AM Pearls and Pitfalls to Chief Residents as Leaders
Strategies and tactics for dealing with conflict management, communication and how to transition into your new leadership role
Presenter: Jon Davis, MD
8:55 AM – 9:35 AM Art and Science of Resident Scheduling
Dealing with one of the most challenging tasks as Chief Resident – making the resident schedule. What is the best software to use? How to handle schedule requests? Best method to Incorporate off service residents? And many more questions will be answered.
Presenter: Henry Young, MD
9:35 AM – 10:15 AM Resident Recruitment – How Chiefs Can Make the Difference
Chief Residents are key to recruiting medical students on interview day. How can you create a welcoming culture for under-represented groups and women on interview day and attract students to geographically challenging areas?
Presenter: Christopher Miller, MD
10:15AM – 10:30 AM Strategy Session With Fellow Chief Resident
Time at your table to network with Chief Residents from other programs and/or make plans with your fellow chief residents to incorporate lessons learned at CRF back home.
10:30 AM – 11:10 AM Resident Conference – Reaching Millennials and Other Challenges
Learn the keys to making didactics more interactive -audience response systems, the flipped classroom, and problem-based learning just to name a few.
Presenter: Shannon Toohey, MD
11:10 AM – 11:50 AM Wellness and self-care – Chief Residents Keeping Themselves and Others Sane
Burn out can take a toll on residents throughout their training. Take home plans and activities to keep resident wellness a high priority at your program.
Presenter: Cynthia Price, MD
11:50 AM – 12:05 PM Strategy Session With Fellow Chief Residents
Time at your table to network with Chief Residents from other programs and/or make plans with your fellow chief residents to incorporate lessons learned at CRF back home
12:15 PM – 13:15 PM Luncheon With Faculty
Leaders in academic emergency medicine will join the CRF for lunch to provide career advice, and mentorship to participants.
1:15 PM– 1:55 PM The Problem With Residents…
Explore the crucial role played by Chief Residents in identifying problems with residents– professional, family, and/or personal- and its impact on the success of any residence program.
Presenter: David Snow, MD, MSc
1:55 PM – 2:30 PM Final Tips on a Successful Year – Chief Resident Panel
A panel of recently graduate and current EM Chiefs will wrap up the day with their take on resident conference, leadership, wellness/self-care, resident problems and navigating your coming year as a Chief Resident.
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Expert Consultations
One-on-one consultations available with our expert presenters. Time to get your specific questions addressed at different stations around the room.
Presenters: Jon Davis, MD; Henry Young, MD; Christopher Miller, MD; Shannon Toohey, MD; Cynthia Price, MD; David Snow, MD, MSc