Chief Resident Workshop

2022 Date and Location TBD

2021 Chief Resident Workshop Resources (Password will be provided via email to registrants. Need help? Contact Caitlin Laudeman.)

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. The program also establishes an OAFP Chief Resident Network so participants can open a peer dialogue to optimize discussion and serve as a touchstone the whole year through.

Hiten Patel, MD, who served as a chief resident with The Ohio State University Family Medicine Department in 2019-20, led the virtual 2021 Workshop that included the following learning objectives and created an OAFP Chief Resident Network that will provide an opportunity for the participants to have continuous contact with fellow chiefs throughout year and a virtual check-in with Dr. Patel 2-3 months into their chief role.

Learning Objectives

  • Define the key roles and responsibilities for chief residents
  • Understand the common challenges faced by chief residents, particularly when first starting the role of chief resident
  • Understand the common barriers against leading change and how to overcome those barriers
  • Develop an approach to effectively resolve conflicts
  • Learn how to provide constructive feedback to peers and superiors
  • Develop a plan on how to work effectively with your team of chief residents
  • Review common best practices and pitfalls when creating schedules
  • Highlight key tools and software that can be utilized to enhance productivity and efficiency
  • Establish a network of regional chief resident peers that can serve as a resource during the upcoming year.


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

This program is supported by grant funding from the AAFP Foundation Family Medicine Philanthropic Consortium.