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Medical Communication, MSL, and Medical Writing.

Fellow and Resident Professional Development Session: Personality Types and Leadership Characteristics

    Session Chair(s)
      Alicia  Cadogan, PharmD, RPh

      Alicia Cadogan, PharmD, RPh

      • Director, Oncology Medical Information
      • Pfizer Inc, United States
    In today's workplace we find many different personality types. However, sometimes it may feel that we are expected to "fit the mold" when it comes to workplace behavior. Our actions may be driven by company values and corporate culture, leaving one to question what opportunities there are for individuality. Although it may be true that certain personality types are better fit for particular roles than others, it should not prohibit the diversity that is needed for a successful team.

    In this session, designed for Fellows, Residents, and their Preceptors, we will discuss a variety of personality types and challenge some preconceived thoughts of where they may best fit in our career arena. We will explore our own personality types and challenge how they align with our career a aspirations. Finally, we will discuss how leadership characteristics are not only for those who lead large groups or manage teams, but are necessary in everyone who contribute to the common goals of the organization.
    Learning Objective : At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
    • Identify and appreciate different personality types in the workplace
    • Understand how common personality types interact to achieve organizational goals
    • Recognize the strengths of your own personality type in your personal career development path
    • Identify leadership qualities within your personality type that can help you to achieve your professional goal
      Evelyn R. Hermes-DeSantis, PharmD

      Session Co-Chair

      Evelyn R. Hermes-DeSantis, PharmD

      • Clinical Professor, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
      • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States