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NJT Lecture: “Embracing vulnerability as a leader and mentor”

May 17, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Shannon Scott-Vernaglia

Provided by: MGH Center for Faculty Development & Mass General Brigham

Nancy J. Tarbell, MD Faculty Development Lecture Series
“Embracing vulnerability as a leader and mentor”

In commemoration of Faculty Development Month, the Center for Faculty Development invited you to the thirteenth annual Nancy J. Tarbell, MD, Faculty Development Lecture Series. The lecture was established to honor Dr. Tarbell’s dedication and leadership. She was the founding Director of both the MGH Center for Faculty Development and the Office for Women’s Careers, where she was instrumental in advancing and promoting the academic careers of MGH faculty.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, participants were able to:

  • Recognize ways in which vulnerability and humility build trust
  • Describe the role of vulnerable mentorship in mentee-centered growth
  • Identify opportunities for vulnerable leadership and mentorship in participants’ own environments

Target Audience: This activity is intended for faculty and faculty trainees.
Course Director: Miriam A. Bredella, MD, MBA, Director, Center for Faculty Development; Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Presenter: Shannon E. Scott-Vernaglia, MD, General Pediatrician and Associate Chief for Clinical Faculty Development, MassGeneral for Children; and Director of CFD’s Office for Clinical Careers

Dr. Scott-Vernaglia is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School (HMS), Associate Chief for Clinical Faculty Development in the Department of Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Director of the Office for Clinical Careers within the Center for Faculty Development at MGH and a primary care pediatrician in the Mass General for Children Pediatric Group Practice. Additionally, she is a trained coach through the WellCoaches School of Coaching. She is a medical educator who teaches residents, medical and nurse practitioner students and serves on the HMS MSPE writing committee. She is a senior pediatrics editor for NEJM’s Knowledge+ and Resident360 educational projects. Her areas of interest include mentorship, simulation, humanizing medical errors, using family voices in teaching, and integrating mental health treatment into primary care. She is passionate about physician mental health and decreasing stigma associated with mental illness among clinicians and staff.


In support of improving patient care, Mass General Brigham is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


May 17, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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