NC’s Internal Medicine Residency Programs came together in Raleigh for a day of education on professional leadership and collaboration. The group is pictured with Rep. Tim Reeder, MD at the NC General Assembly.

On Friday, September 8, 2023, the NC Chapter of the American College of Physicians (NC ACP) and the North Carolina Medical Society partnered on an educational summit for NC Internal Medicine Program Directors and Chief Residents.

Directors and their Chiefs met at the NCMS headquarters in Raleigh to create community and learn about the importance of professional leadership and collaboration. The content was designed to give chiefs the tools they need to be educators, advocates, and leaders in practice.

Speakers presented on topics including creating culture, coaching Residents on performance, accountability and self-reflection, lessons learned in leadership, and resources to take back to their programs. The group capped off the day with a health policy discussion with NCMS member Representative Tim Reeder, MD, who shared a tour of the Legislative Building, including the House Chamber.

Rachel Thompson of NCMS reports on the NCMS Foundation’s Community Practitioners Program.

NC ACP Governor Marion McCrary, MD, was excited to see the chapter provide support and community for the state’s training programs. “What a great day for learning and support,” said Dr. McCrary. “The NC ACP plans to make this an annual event as an investment in our future leaders.”

The NCMS will gladly host other residency programs with similar content. To connect your program with the NCMS for an opportunity to schedule an advocacy and leadership day for your specialty, contact Ashley Newton, VP Membership at NCMS.