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Leading the Rounds: The Medical Leadership Podcast — “5 Rules for Leadership; Season 1 Recap”


In this episode, Peter and I put together the culmination of our first season of podcasting. We took lessons from leaders in medicine, business and the military to bring you five rules for leadership.

This episode contains lessons from previous guests including Drew Dudley, Dr. Ed Creagan, Dr. Simon Fleming and more.

We hope you enjoy this episode of Leading The Rounds!

Rule 1: Chase Purpose

“Leadership will always start from the inside out. The leader that you are is honed and developed well before a leadership appointment.” — Hamza Khan

“Leadership is spending just as much time, and just as much energy and resources setting and chasing goals for your character.” — Drew Dudley

Rule 2: Bend, Don’t Break

“You somehow have to find a way to embrace failure and learn tremendous lessons from it that make you instantly better than you were before.” — Steve Stylianos

“As your body acclimates … you become more comfortable being uncomfortable.” — Dr. Edward Barksdale

Rule 3: Be Curious

“Ask questions, be curious, keep learning and you’ll never get old.” — Steve Swensen

“Ask them about their pets.” — Dr. Ed Creagan

Rule 4: Cultivate Empathy

“I try to interact with everybody assuming that not a single person has been nice to them all day.” — Drew Dudley

“Unless we are sick in our life, we know nothing.” — Dr. Ed Creagan

Rule 5: Change the Culture

“Better cultures get better outcomes … toxic cultures directly kill and harm patients.” — Dr. Simon Fleming

“It’s not weird to want what is right and to fight for justice.” — Dr. Ijeoma Opara

Our Book Suggestions

Caleb:

  • Mindset by Carol Dweck
  • Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
  • An American Sickness by Elizabeth Rosenthal

Peter

  • Start With Why by Simon Sinek
  • Essentialism by Greg Mckeown
  • Dare to Lead by Brene Brown

Thank you to everyone who helped make season one possible. We appreciate all of the leaders that have helped make this possible.

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Leading the Rounds: The Medical Leadership Podcast

As physicians, we are immediately thrust into a leadership position from the moment we finish medical school. Despite this, most medical students will obtain little formal leadership training. We seek to improve our leadership abilities as burgeoning physicians. We developed this podcast to challenge ourselves to explore ideas in leadership development and how they apply to medical training. We hope to educate and motivate others to further develop themselves as leaders in health care.


Peter Dimitrion Peter Dimitrion (14 Posts)

Columnist

Wayne State University School of Medicine


Peter is a second-year MD/PhD Candidate at Wayne State University School of Medicine. In 2016, he graduated with Honors from the University of Pittsburgh double majoring in chemistry and molecular biology. He then earned an M.S. in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins in 2018. Peter currently holds a Thomas C. Rumble Fellowship and the Jerry A & Mary D Martin Memorial Scholarship from the AHEPA Educational Foundation. In his free time, he enjoys rock-climbing, cooking and hiking. After graduating from medical school, Peter would like to pursue a career in Dermatology as a physician-scientist and pursue a career as a physician-writer as well.

Leading the Rounds: The Medical Leadership Podcast

As physicians, we are immediately thrust into a leadership position from the moment we finish medical school. Despite this, most medical students will obtain little formal leadership training. We seek to improve our leadership abilities as burgeoning physicians. We developed this podcast to challenge ourselves to explore ideas in leadership development and how they apply to medical training. We hope to educate and motivate others to further develop themselves as leaders in healthcare.


Caleb Sokolowski (19 Posts)

Writer-in-Training and Columnist

Wayne State University School of Medicine


Caleb Sokolowski is a second-year medical student at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. In 2018, he graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of science in Human Biology. Caleb is interested in medical ethics, policy, and education. In his free time, Caleb participates in number of activities including sports, CrossFit, paddle boarding and cycling.

Leading the Rounds: The Medical Leadership Podcast

As physicians, we are immediately thrust into a leadership position from the moment we finish medical school. Despite this, most medical students will obtain little formal leadership training. We seek to improve our leadership abilities as burgeoning physicians. We developed this podcast to challenge ourselves to explore ideas in leadership development and how they apply to medical training. We hope to educate and motivate others to further develop themselves as leaders in healthcare.