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Thursday, May 08, 2014

Does Demonstrated Successful Teamwork Play a Role in Dermatology Resident Selection?

Residency programs in dermatology often consider applicant “fit” into the existing program. One component of “fit” is workplace engagement. Is the applicant able to demonstrate prior teamwork experiences that enhanced their previous organization? Business managers say that employee engagement is a critical ingredient for success [Baldwin L. Employee engagement: a key success factor in the workplace. Practical Dermatology 2014;11(4):18.] Author Laura Baldwin lists 6 characteristics of engaged employees in her recent article: “strong belief in the organization,” “desire to contribute and make things better,” “demonstrate respectfulness and helpfulness to peers,” “willing to go ‘the extra mile’, ” “problem-solving attitude,” and “actively supports organizational leadership.” This sounds like a good dermatology residency program too!