A. Key Concepts of Leadership: A series of didactics will be developed; the cornerstone of which will be Leadership for the 21st Century; The Ten Tenets Of Leadership, delivered by Sanjiv Chopra, M.D. Professor and Faculty Dean, Harvard Medical School. Other didactics stemming from this lecture will include: quality assurance, motivation of self and of peers.
B. Skills Development for being a Leader and Professional:
i. Feeding the Mind. Learners will participate in some activity to help deal with stress of a career in medicine and will be introduced to Transcendental Meditation and the concepts of Mindfulness
ii. Feeding the Body. Learners will participate in training in healthy approaches to eating and cooking.
iii. Supporting a family. Learners will discuss the many roles a health care provider plays in family life, including marriage, divorce, advocate for sick family members, End of Life and dealing with the family gathering "consultations".
All content will be debriefed on campus in small group discussion and via a Reflective Writing Blog each will need to respond to on a weekly basis.
C. Conflict Resolution. Through didactics, small group discussion, and role play, learners will participate in skill development sessions on how to effectively communicate and address adversity.
D. Off Campus Work. Each Student will select a project based upon their learning needs to address. This could include completing a research project, developing an educational component, or volunteering in some manner.