Chief Resident Leadership Conference

We host a leadership development conference for new chief residents each spring. The conference provides an opportunity for chiefs from all specialties to come together and build their leadership skills.

Attendees receive a copy of “The Chief Resident as Manager,” which prior chief residents have found to be a useful resource and reference throughout the year.

Popular session topics have included:

  • Strategic Communication and Leadership
  • Professionalism
  • Caring for Your Residents
  • Resident Work Hours
  • Patient Safety
  • Quality Improvement
  • Teaching Medical Students
  • Conflict Resolution

The 2023 Chief Resident Leadership Conference

The 2023 Chief Resident Leadership Conference for incoming chiefs will be held on May 23, 2023, from 8:00 am-3:00pm at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building at 955 Main Street.

Conference topics will include:

  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • Feedback
  • Case Review – Support Resources & Debrief

Programs must register new chief residents by May 12, 2023 with the following TWO (2) lists:

  1. Names and e-mail addresses of ALL chiefs for 2022-2023 (for creation of a listserv)
  2. Names of the chiefs who will be attending the conference on May 23rd (for registration)


If you have any questions, please contact:

Jennae Howard.

Jennae Howard

Education and Resident Services Administrator

Office of Graduate Medical Education

955 Main Street, Room 7230, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-6124; Fax: (716) 829-3999