Leadership is something that we physicians are expected to master, yet so little time in training is focused on teaching us this important topic. AMWA EVOLVE was my solution to this. I wanted to use the program to help me develop skills that I would need as an attending, but I ended up learning so much that helped me to lead as a chief resident and fellow. My entire perspective on how to run a multidisciplinary clinical team and motivate those on the team to all do our best work changed drastically, and I became a lot more successful in managing complex patients and building fulfilling relationships with my colleagues. The most important topics that helped me achieve this were figuring out my why and knowing that was driving me, as well as learning about my own core values and how that influences how I act versus how others act and respond to situations based on their own set of core values. Additionally, giving and receiving feedback was a critical skill for academic medicine that can be very tricky, but excellent tips and tricks learned through this course made this much easier for me during my fellowship, and I plan to use those same methods as I transition to the attending role. Overall, I have been extremely happy with my experience and everything I have gained from EVOLVE and 100% recommend it to all trainees! – Brette Harding, MD
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