The Feagin Leadership Program: An Overview

The Feagin Leadership program is an exciting educational experience that engages the Feagin Scholars (a select group of Duke medical students, residents, and fellows) in their own leadership journeys. The program includes five leadership sessions, individual coaching, monthly team meetings, attendance at the Feagin Forum, and the development of a leadership project. 



Session 1

Session 1 begins in September, two months after the Feagin Scholars are announced. The inaugural session consists of introductions, learning about the Duke Healthcare Leadership Model, team building, coaching, and assignment of the scholars to the projects that they will present at the Annual Forum in May.

Session 2

Session 2 begins in November. The focus of the second session is emotional intelligence and mindfulness. 



Session 3

Session 3 takes place in December and delves into professional etiquette, values, leadership philosophy, resilience and dedicated team time. 


Session 4

Session 4, which takes place in March, is primarily devoted to teamwork in preparation for the Forum in May. 



Session 5

In the final session, productive conversations are facilitated to ensure that our scholars leave the program armed with what they learned throughout the past sessions. 


Feagin Leadership Forum

The Annual Feagin Leadership Forum is held each May and provides a platform for Scholars to learn from and engage with leaders in the medical field, the business world, and the military. Each forum includes panels with specific aims related to the theme of the forum, keynote speakers, talks, and presentations of team projects by our scholars.