The tarrytown chief residents leadership conference: A long-term follow-up

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Objective Creating training opportunities for the development of effective leaders is an increasingly important goal in psychiatry residency training programs. This article examines the long-term perceived impact of the Tarrytown Chief Residents Leadership Conference on preparing psychiatric residents for future leadership positions. Methods Self-report surveys from attendees who participated in the conference between 1998 and 2011 were examined. Results Five hundred and forty-one completed surveys were returned (43 % response rate). Eighty-six percent of respondents reported moderate to extreme improvement in leadership confidence post-conference. Most respondents indicated at least moderate improvement in self-awareness (93 %), understanding of group process (92 %), and willingness to address conflict (89 %). Ninety percent felt the conference was important to their residency training, and 80 % indicated increased interest in leadership post-conference. Conclusions Responders reported lasting improvements in their confidence in and perceived ability to utilize skills necessary for effective leadership, demonstrating the value of this experiential learning opportunity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-18
Number of pages4
JournalAcademic Psychiatry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 7 2014


  • Experiential learning
  • Leadership development
  • Psychiatry chief resident
  • Self-awareness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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