Chief Resident Workshop

April 23, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Ohio Association of Community Health Centers
2109  Stella Ct.
Columbus, OH 43215

Chief Resident Workshop Materials (Password provided to attendees only. Please contact Caitlin Laudeman for access.)

The Chief Resident Workshop is one of the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians’ (OAFP) most highly regarded programs. Through this specialized training, incoming chief residents will be equipped with the leadership tools needed to have a successful academic year.

This year’s program will include fundamental learning topics led by a former Ohio chief resident, group discussion, a networking lunch, and an introduction to the American Board of Family Medicine. The program also establishes an Ohio Chief Resident Network to serve as a peer touchstone for discussion and collaboration throughout the year.


9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Registration Check-In
10:00- 10:30 a.m. Welcome Message
Speaker: Ted Wymyslo, MD, FAAFP – Ohio Association of Community Health Centers
10:30 a.m. – Noon Learning Topics
Speaker: Nina Oberschmidt, DO – Mercy Health
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Sponsored Lunch Presentation
Speakers: Olaoluwa Fayanju, MD, MSc, and Thomas Hornick, MD – Oak Street Health
1:00 – 1:20 p.m. American Board of Family Medicine Introduction
Speaker: Kaitlin McGuffie – Ohio Academy of Family Physicians
1:20 -2:00 p.m. Learning Topics (continued)
Speaker: Nina Oberschmidt, DO – Mercy Health
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Chief Resident Perspectives Panel

  • Jennifer Ganzhorn, MD – Adena Family Medicine Residency
  • Paige Gutheil, DO – Signature Primary Care and Wellness
  • Michelle Taylor, MD, FAAFP – Dublin Methodist Family Medicine Residency
  • Danielle Thornsberry, DO – Dublin Methodist Family Medicine Residency
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Learning Topics (continued)
Speaker: Nina Oberschmidt, DO – Mercy Health
4:30 p.m. Closing
Past learning topics have included:
  • Key roles and responsibilities for chief residents
  • Common challenges faced by chief residents, particularly when first starting the role of chief resident
  • Common barriers against leading change and how to overcome those barriers
  • Developing an approach to effectively resolve conflicts
  • How to provide constructive feedback to peers and superiors
  • How to work effectively with your team of chief residents
  • Common best practices and pitfalls when creating schedules
  • Key tools and software that can be utilized to enhance productivity and efficiency
  • Establishing a network of regional chief resident peers that can serve as a resource during the upcoming year.

Registration Fees

  • Ohio Chief Residents: $130
  • Non-Ohio Chief Residents: $160

Registration Deadline and Cancellations

The registration deadline was April 15. Cancellations must have been submitted via email to Caitlin Laudeman by April 15.



For more information, please contact Coordinator of Events and Foundation Program Caitlin Laudeman or call 800.742.7327.