Shelly B. Rodrigues

Chief Resident Leadership Workshop

This workshop is dedicated to former CAFP Foundation Executive Director, Shelly B. Rodrigues, and her commitment to family medicine leadership and education.


Program Overview
Session Descriptions

Program Overview

The Chief Resident Leadership Workshop is a skills-based event for family medicine residents transitioning into their new roles as clinical leaders. Sessions are designed to be interactive and offer incoming chiefs a learning environment for increasing confidence as leaders/managers, developing interpersonal communication, improving group dynamics, and advancing the educational mission of their programs. Faculty will challenge participants to think and act strategically, and adopt innovative approaches for handling complex managerial situations.

The workshop is divided into two-parts:

  • Part 1 (Virtual, Recorded): Saturday, June 8, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Part 2 (In-person, Not Recorded): Saturday, August 24, 2023 (at the Hilton in Costa Mesa)

Topics include: 

  • Developing Family Physicians Leaders in California
  • Transitioning into Your New Role as Chief Resident
  • Managing Up and Across: What Every Chief Resident Should Know
  • Navigating Tough Team Dynamics
  • Giving Effective Feedback
  • Inspiring a Shared Vision and the Why of Leadership
  • Reflecting and Forging Connections
  • Sharing Ideas and Innovations

Session Descriptions & Learning Objectives

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Meet Your Faculty

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*Subject to change.

8:30 - 9:00 am

Transitioning into Your New Role as Chief Resident: The Annual Cycle

Serena Liu, MD

9:00 - 9:30 am

Leadership Toolkit - Managing Up and Across, What Every Chief Resident Should Know

Sarah McNeil, MD

9:30 - 9:40 am


9:40 - 10:40 am

Leadership Toolkit- Navigating Tough Team Dynamics

Kishore Nath, MD

10:40 - 10:50 am


10:50 - 11:20 am

Sharing Our Experiences: A Panel Discussion with Current Chiefs

Peter Ro, MD
Tricia Bautista, MD

11:30 am


Saturday, August 26, 2023 - Family Medicine POP (formerly FM Summit/Clinical Forum)




10:00 am

Welcome, Purpose Setting & Overview

Serena Liu, MD

10:10 - 10:30 am

Meet & Greet

Moderator: Serena Liu, MD

10:30 - 10:50 am

Inspiring a Shared Vision and the Why of Leadership, Advocacy and Community Service

Jay W. Lee, MD, MPH

10:50 - 11:00 am


11:00 - 11:55 am

Leadership Toolkit: Giving Effective Feedback

Jo Marie Reilly, MD

11:55 - 12:05 pm


12:05 - 1:00 pm

Lunch & Reflection

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