Resident Academic Leadership Forum (RALF)

Thursday, May 17, 2018
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The RALF is designed to enable current emergency medicine residents, our current chief residents in EM, and our future leaders in emergency medicine, to engage with senior leaders in our field; to develop strategies for the development of a roadmap to leadership in EM; to develop leadership and communication skills; and to overcome challenges facing resident leaders while developing wellness and time management skills. It will take place from 8:00-3:00 on Thursday May 17th, 2018, and is intended for junior leaders, senior leaders, and chief residents from national and international EM residencies. The RALF will feature focused and dynamic didactic presentations, interactive sessions, panel discussions, and networking sessions with fellow resident leaders as well as established senior leaders in EM administration, education and research. We are excited to offer this program for our resident leaders, including emerging junior leaders, chief residents, and resident leaders in EMS/HEMS, EM research, EM education, and EM administration. 

Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to: 

  • Plan a roadmap to leadership in EM 
  • Develop specific leadership skills 
  • Practice improved approaches to communication 
  • Utilize academic resources to become better bedside educators 
  • Define goals and identify new approaches to leadership in the field of EM research 
  • Assess and address challenges facing resident leaders by learning from program directors, as well as a panel of former chief residents in EM 
  • Develop time management skills in order to maintain wellness and work-life balance as resident leaders 

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM: Breakfast and Networking 
8:00 AM - 8:10 AM: RALF Scavenger Hunt Bingo 
8:10 AM - 8:50 AM: Residency Leadership Panel 
8:50 AM - 9:30 AM: Problem Based Learning Session - Leadership Pearls and Pitfalls 
9:30 AM - 10:10 AM: Problem Based Learning Session - Engaging the difficult resident 
10:10 AM - 10:20 AM: Break 
10:20 AM - 11:00 AM: Problem Based Learning Session - Resident Wellness and Self-care 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM: Panel #1: Leadership and Being a Middle Manager 
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM: Lunch 
12:45 PM - 1:25 PM: Problem Based Learning Session - Doing the Schedule 
1:25 PM - 2:05 PM: Problem Based Learning Session - Grand Rounds/Conference/Education Planning 
2:05 PM - 2:45 PM: Problem Based Learning Session - Interviewing and Recruitment 
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM: Panel #2 – The Practical Tasks of Being a Chief Resident

Register for SAEM18 now and sign up for RALF before it sells out!