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  • What Are Good Goals?

    Throughout history great thinkers and average folk have asked two questions central to our successful existence: "Who am I?" and "What do I want?" Together, they pose a tricky riddle and many of us will likely live our entire lives without ever answering either one! But most of us would agree that one path toward solving the puzzle is to think about, articulate and set goals for our lives. At a recent Leadership Forum for ...
  • Getting to Your Goals

    Whether you're taking on the position of Chief Resident in your program, starting a fellowship just starting your residency, or launching your medical career in a new practice you probably know exactly what you want to accomplish. Or do you? If you answered no, you have plenty of company. In a recent survey, fewer than 1% of polled residents and fellows have their professional goals in writing. This article focuses on the importance of ...
  • Best Practices for Chief Residents

    Best Practices for Chief Residents Every Chief Resident wants his or her year to be the best it can be. The best for the program, best for patients, best for the residents, and best for the Chief. One of the most effective ways to set the highest standards for your own program is to learn from what others have done before. In a recent Leadership Forum for Chief Residents in Ophthalmology, Wesley Millican, President of CareerPhysician, led a ...
  • Conducting an Effective Employment Search

    Introduction After several years of significant effort, you are now ready to begin your search for the perfect medical practice opportunity. Maybe you have already practiced and are looking for a change. Whatever your situation, you now want to search for a position and it is important that you find one that is a good fit with your knowledge, skills and personal goals. If you are completing a residency or fellowship, it is likely that the final ...
  • Creating an Accountability Culture

    Creating an Accountability Culture Your year as Chief Resident or Senior fellow offers a wealth of opportunities for establishing life-long work habits and philosophies that can sustain a fruitful and successful medical career. One of the most important skills to cultivate is a commitment to a culture of accountability. In the simplest terms, accountability is about driving positive results in the workplace. But from an individual, professional ...
  • A Chief Resident’s Charge: Critical Aspects to Success

    A Chief Resident’s Charge: Critical Aspects to Success “Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing.”-Albert Schweitzer At a recent Leadership Forum for Chief Residents in Ophthalmology , Dr. Karl Golnik met with a group of newly-appointed Chief Residents. Dr. Golnik is the Ophthalmology Program Director at the University of Cincinnati. “What are your responsibilities as Chief ...
  • My Goals, My Programs, Our Future

    At a recent Leadership Forum, Career Physician President Wesley Millican led a group of Chief Residents in a discussion of goal setting. Fewer than 1% of polled residents have committed their professional goals to paper in writing, and Millican stresses that taking the time to clearly define goals is the first step toward actually achieving them....
  • Dealing with the Problem Resident

    Dealing with the Problem Resident “How can I handle a difficult resident in my program?” asked a newly-appointed Chief Resident at a recent Leadership Forum for Chief Residents in Ophthalmology. Learning how to create positive resolutions with a problem resident or fellow can change the direction of their career, according to Anthony Arnold, M.D., Program Director of the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA. It can also enhance the ...
  • Creating a Culture of Productivity - The New Chief Resident

    As you don your new Chief Resident or Senior Fellow scrubs you should try to remember two things - all eyes will be upon you to set an example, and it's your job to build and nurture a productivity culture . Your peers and faculty members will be observing how you interact with other peers, residents, support staff, administrators and above all patients. They will be watching for and analyzing how you respond to adversity. This may be as ...
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