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Inaugural Student & Resident Leadership Conference a Success
Welcome to the inaugural WAFP Student & Resident Leadership Summit! We are excited to offer this exciting new conference for students and residents to learn more about leadership and how to get involved in the WAFP. The target audience for the program is current or future FMIG leaders, and residents who are interested in leadership opportunities, such as aspiring to be Chief residents. The conference supports efforts in our strategic plan to grow a family medicine workforce, and nurture and develop family physician leaders, while providing valuable experience to the participants.
On August 22nd, we hosted our first ever Student & Resident Leadership Summit, which was supported by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM). Students and Residents from 10 different residency programs or medical schools participated. These future leaders heard from a variety of guest speakers including physician leaders, and leadership development experts who all brought unique perspectives and insights into essential topics for our emerging leaders. The summit was held at the Renaissance Milwaukee West Hotel and was an excellent location to host our students and residents.
After a delicious networking breakfast, our students and residents kicked off the day with a couple of sessions on advocacy, including, “Leadership & Advocacy in Family Medicine,” by Dr. Kim Yu, MD. Within this great topic, Dr. Yu was able to show how one could use their abilities to advocate for people and events happening all around us. Dr. Yu showed the students and residents that no matter how small they felt, their voices and actions could have a great affect family medicine and those around them.
One of our intriguing sessions was on the topic of, “Tips to Manage Conflict Effectively & Professionally,” by Nate Filzen. Nate was able to give steps in managing conflict with real-world situations. He showed the students and residents how to not only use these tips for their professions but in everyday life as well. Effectively managing conflict is an area anyone can struggle with and it was displayed by the many questions brought up by the students and residents. Nate was able to answer many questions about managing conflict with detailed analysis and response to ensure effective resolution.
Special thanks to the participants and presenters for making the first ever Student & Resident Leadership Summit a success. Check back for next years dates later!
Monday, August 22, 2022
Renaissance Milwaukee West Hotel
|Family Medicine Advocacy||Tim Hoven|
|Leadership and Advocacy in Family Medicine||Kim Yu, MD, FAAFP|
|Lunch & ABFM Update: Elizabeth G. Baxley, MD Executive Vice President American Board of Family Medicine||Elizabeth G. Baxley, MD|
|Leading Change||Seth Bodden MD|
|Tips to Managing Conflict Effectively and Professionally||Nate Filzen|
|Leadership Opportunities in Family Medicine||Alan Schwartzstein, MD, FAAFP|
We are pleased to have hosted this inaugural event. If you have any questions, please email Brandon.