FS: Are you a Good Leader? A Good Follower? Building Leaders and Followers Together to Create Change
Date & Time
Monday, June 6, 2022, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Erin Barry Aviad Haramati Naunihal Zaveri

Medical educators, including basic scientists, clinicians, and individuals with training in medical education, usually follow a leader. In academic medicine, there exist hierarchical structures consisting of provosts, deans, chairs, professors, associate professors, assistant professors, to postdoctoral and graduate students. Individuals in leadership positions often lack leadership training. Yet, they are tasked with training the next generation of healthcare professionals, many of whom acquire leadership positions early in their careers. In the health professions, leadership is not seen as a scholarly pursuit, followership even less so. The effects of poor leadership or followership skills are far reaching, can be detrimental for confidence-building and self-esteem, and can result in dysfunctional healthcare teams. Institutions have more followers than leaders; therefore, acquiring skills to become an aligned and engaged follower is an essential skill, regardless of one’s role or position. The purpose of this session is to introduce the concepts of good leadership and followership and engage the audience using reflection exercises and discussions related to these concepts. Our focus session will benefit the participants through the collective expertise of the presenters, combined with rich and engaging exercises and discussions, to raise awareness of the importance of good followership and leadership skills in medical education

Location Name
Colorado D
Full Address
The Hilton Denver City Center Hotel
1701 California Street
Denver, CO 80202
United States
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