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Implementation of an Innovative Residency Leadership Development Curriculum

Grantham, Ashley, PhD; Hauck, Jennifer, MD; Stafford-Smith, Mark, MD; Mathew, Joseph P., MD; Thompson, Annemarie, MD

doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000952

The role of the anesthesiologist in the perioperative environment requires facility in leadership; however, leadership education is not part of the traditional curriculum for anesthesiology trainees. To address this educational gap, we developed a leadership program for anesthesiology residents at an academic medical center to build competency in the areas of teamwork, emotional intelligence, integrity, selfless service, critical thinking, and patient-centeredness, constructs that correlate with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education competencies of interpersonal and communication skills and professionalism. This report describes the design and implementation of the program, including the curriculum, and offers recommendations for implementation at other institutions.

From the Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina.

Accepted for publication November 19, 2018.

Funding: None.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Ashley Grantham and Jennifer Hauck contributed equally to this manuscript.

Address correspondence to Ashley Grantham, PhD, Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University School of Medicine, DUMC 3094, Durham, NC 27710. Address e-mail to

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