Fellow Seminar Series

The training of a stellar and successful physician requires more than just fostering a strong knowledge base and solid procedural skills. There is an emerging realization that trainees need education in professional development to truly succeed as physicians. Incorporating specific training of physicians in these topics can contribute to more efficient healthcare teams, improved patient outcomes and improved physician well-being.

Collage of fellow experiences in Fellow Seminar Series

The two-year Duke Ob/Gyn Fellow Seminar Series curriculum includes sessions such as:

Meet your co-fellows, identify short- and long-term goals and write letters of gratitude.

Introduction to the GME Library Liaison and research services within the Duke Medical Center Library, as well as to the Duke Ob/Gyn Research Practice Manager and the Duke Perinatal Research Center Program Manager.

Department Chair Matthew D. Barber, MD, MHS, and department business managers, provide tips on negotiating for your first job post-fellowship.

Faculty will share best practices for preparing a plenary or poster presentation. Come ready with examples to get feedback from the group!

Excellent communication skills improve the delivery of patient care and the function of teams. Learn best practices and troubleshoot common scenarios encountered in the hospital.

Set your research up for success with a discussion with statisticians. Learn why early involvement with statisticians is key to study success.

Brittany Davidson, MD, discusses techniques for fatigue mitigation using SGO modules.  

Diana McNeil, MD, President of Duke AHEAD, shares thoughts on the four people every academician needs in their life to succeed.

Department Chair Matthew Barber, MD, MHS, leads a group discussion about nuances of the U.S. health care system and opportunities to advocate for patients.

Using the StrengthFinders self-assessment tool, identify your own strengths and how to harness them to achieve your goals.

Sarahn Wheeler, MD, MHSc, vice chair for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, discusses departmental and institutional diversity and inclusion initiatives and resources.

Collage of fellow experiences in Fellow Seminar Series