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Physicians are expected to be leaders. Pediatrics residents have identified a lack of leadership development in their training. Some residency programs have developed skills-based leadership curriculums that are perceived positively by participants. A leadership curriculum is being developed for VCU pediatrics residents in a fellowship track. A needs assessment was done to identify high-priority leadership skills. The curriculum aims to improve communication, conflict resolution, decision-making, and time management skills using role-play, reflection, and feedback from direct observation. Expected challenges are developing appropriate instructors and time constraints. Curriculum creators will collect evaluations from participants and qualitative feedback to continually improve the program.
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