Residency

Taking on more duties as a program coordinators

Residency Program Insider, April 17, 2015

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During HCPro’s recent webcast, The Residency Coordinator’s Path to Leadership, Patti D. Davison, BGS, chair of the American Residency Coordinators in Obstetrics & Gynecology and education coordinator for the department of OB-GYN at East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine, answered several questions from the audience. See one of Davison’s responses below and click here to order the presentation on demand.
 
Q: How do I take on a leadership role without taking on too much additional work or letting work rule my life?
 
A: You are in control of your destiny so take on only what you want to. One of the things in taking care of yourself is learning when to say no. You just don’t have to say no to everything, you don’t have to say yes to everything. You know what balance you need in your life. I receive great satisfaction from my leadership roles and I do probably take on more than I should but I do receive much joy out of helping others. That would be a personal decision on how much you would take. Maybe start out small on just an ad hoc committee for your university. Maybe you’re looking over how to improve the sick bank for your residents. Start out with something small in that nature and work your way up or only as your time permits.

 



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