If you are a med student or resident with whom the following statements resonate, this program is for you...

Dr. Nina Ahuja's Docs in Leadership Emerging Leaders Program:
Managing Stress in Med School and Residency

  • “Everyone around me is a high achiever. I'm not sure I'm good enough...”
  • "I'm really struggling but I don’t want to say anything. I don't know if I belong in medicine…”
  • "I want to feel confident, stop second guessing and comparing myself with others…"
  • "I want to feel connected with fellow med students and residents and not feel alone…"
  • "I want to feel empowered, less overwhelmed and more in control..."
  • "I want to feel focused and get things done with a clear and uncluttered mind..."
  • "I want to make a difference and positively impact my patients and others around me…"
  • "I want to be the best physician and leader I can be..."
This is a LIVE program that helps you manage stress, build resilience and develop your leadership skills...
  •  Understand your identity as an emerging physician
  • Learn unique strategies and tools to manage your stress effectively and maintain your own wellness
  • Develop skills to lead impactfully starting in med school and residency
  • Set yourself up for success in your career and life, as a physician and leader starting NOW
  • ​Asynchronous and synchronous learning

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

MODULE 1

  • What to Expect in Med School and Residency from your transition in identity to  imposter syndrome to other unique challenges in medicine you'll face

MODULE 2

  • Managing Your Stress Effectively So You Can Thrive Everyday by increasing your self-awareness and learning key tools and strategies including Dr. Ahuja's ADMIT+3Rs framework  

MODULE 3

  • Overcoming Common Obstacles from conflict in teams to stress in high stakes interactions including job and residency interviews

MODULE 4

  • Your Key Leadership Fundamentals including emotional intelligence, leadership styles, team building and more

A Little Bit About Dr. Nina Ahuja...

Having struggled in med school herself, Dr. Ahuja understands the challenges and stresses of medical education - how to prepare for them, how to conquer them, and how to have a successful and fulfilling career. Her experiences and passion for teaching motivates her to create and deliver innovative programs through Docs in Leadership, an organization she founded to deliver leadership and wellness curriculum, currently gaps in formal medical education.

The purpose of this program is to help med students and residents thrive in their medical education, by providing tools and strategies to manage stress effectively, and leadership skills to empower and inspire them.

In practice since 2003, Dr. Ahuja is a surgeon, private-practice owner, award winning medical educator, national academic leader, bestselling author, certified health executive, certified emotional intelligence instructor, and founder of Docs in Leadership. 

Dr. Ahuja's goal is to connect with MD trainees to help them thrive, personally and professionally, by transforming them into emotionally intelligent physicians and leaders from early in their journey through medicine.

P R O G R A M    E L E M E N T S

PART 1: THE COURSE
Dripped Online Course Curriculum
  • Video lessons available online to view at your own convenience, dripped every two weeks to allow you time in between to integrate and apply concepts and strategies in your everyday contexts
  • Structured content with application to real-life scenarios 
  • Practical strategies and tools to help you navigate stress and establish your foundation as an effective and impactful leader
PART 2: THE COMMUNITY
Access to support 24/7 in our growing private community of 
med students and residents from across the country
  • Share your experiences and explore ideas with fellow medical trainees at different stages of training
  • Connect with accountability partners to encourage and support one another as you progress through this program
  • Learn what's working (& not working) for fellow med students and residents as they navigate their own stresses and challenges
PART 3: LIVE SESSIONS WITH DR. AHUJA
Program Community Q&A Calls facilitated by Dr. Ahuja to have your questions answered LIVE and solidify your understanding
  • ​​Have a question about the curriculum, or facing a specific challenge? Join fellow students on program community Q&A calls facilitated by Dr. Ahuja, to deepen your understanding and develop your approach to navigating stress and overcoming challenges
  • Celebrate your progress. You'll love the supportive community of like-minded students who are facing and conquering similar challenges 
  • Receive tailored support during program community Q&A sessions. Dr. Ahuja's goal is to help you gain clarity and transform your stress into a valued resource that helps you thrive.

P R O G R A M    E L E M E N T S

PART 1: THE COURSE
Dripped Online Course Curriculum
  • Video lessons available online to view at your own convenience, dripped every two weeks to allow you time in between to integrate and apply concepts and strategies in your everyday contexts
  • Structured content with application to real-life scenarios 
  • Practical strategies and tools to help you navigate stress and establish your foundation as an effective and impactful leader
PART 2: THE COMMUNITY
Access to 24/7 support in our growing private community of 
med students and residents from across the country
  • Share your experiences and explore ideas with fellow medical trainees at different stages of training
  • Connect with accountability partners to encourage and support one another as you progress through this program
  • Learn what's working (& not working) for fellow med students and residents as they navigate their own stresses and challenges
PART 3: LIVE SESSIONS 
WITH DR. AHUJA
Group Q&A Calls with Dr. Ahuja to have your questions answered LIVE and solidify your understanding
  • Have a question about the curriculum, or facing a specific challenge? Join fellow students  on program community Q&A calls facilitated by Dr. Ahuja, to deepen your understanding and develop your approach to navigating stress and overcoming challenges
  • Celebrate your progress. You'll love the supportive community of like-minded students who are facing and conquering similar challenges
  • Receive tailored support during program community Q&A sessions. Dr. Ahuja's goal is to help you gain clarity and transform your stress into a valued resource that helps you thrive.

A multi-dimensional program for your career and life, to help you maintain your wellness and excel

A multi-dimensional program for your career and life, to help you maintain your wellness and excel

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T E S T I M O N I A L S    

"A strength-building journey...

This Docs in Leadership program is unique in that it will not only challenge your perceptions about how you problem solve, communicate, and plan for life, but it provides you an opportunity to listen to others' experiences going through the program as well. This program covers all the bases that a young professional needs to navigate the journey through medicine. What was most useful for me was that the program does not seek to provide you with cookie cutter answers to life scenarios, rather it provides you with the tools to apply to your individualized problems. Dr. Ahuja's A.D.M.I.T. framework is a practical and easy to use tool to navigate life stressors and decision making. In a career that has so much uncertainty, the framework, and by extension the Docs in Leadership program, provides a step by step approach to conquering the unknown. Lastly, the group coaching sessions are incredibly valuable. Even as somebody who couldn't attend most of these sessions in real time, the benefit I received from watching the readily available recordings was incredible. It's so rare that we have access to the thoughts and ideas our colleagues have when navigating this career. While our journey in the program is individual, the group coaching sessions give a sense of collaboration and support that is so refreshing. I wholeheartedly recommend this program to anyone seeking to find new ways to approach the difficult decisions, situations, and challenges found in this career. As an added bonus, this program extends beyond the career realm, and also empowers you to learn more about yourself!"

- Iman Lahouaoula, MD Class of 2024
University of British Columbia

"An empowering journey...

Before I started this program I felt like I did not have a framework for managing my stress. I had not taken the time to reflect on what in my life adds significant stress and how I could better manage my responsibilities to reduce the stress in my life. I would often neglect my personal wellbeing in order to have more time in my day to accomplish the work I had to finish. This program has helped me by providing me a framework for dealing with stresses in my life and being able to take steps in reducing the amount of stress I have through consistent reflection. In addition to dealing with stress, this program has provided valuable information about excelling as a leader, dealing with conflict, and specific tips for dealing with stresses in medical school. I found the discussion around choosing a specialty by thinking about what I value particularly valuable as it is an area that can create significant stress for me at times. Overall, the Docs in Leadership program was a truly valuable experience and one that I would highly recommend for all medical students and residents looking to further develop their leadership qualities. Dr. Ahuja is a terrific physician, educator, and person and I am extremely grateful to have had the chance to experience this program."

- Adrian Kuchtaruk, MD Class  of 2024
Western University

"Dr. Ahuja's Docs in Leadership program is exceptional!

I am currently a second-year medical student. Before starting this program, I was lacking substantial methods to manage my stress. This program along with Dr. Ahuja truly provided me with the tools to navigate challenging situations in my medical school career and personal life. We had the opportunity to learn about Dr. Ahuja's ADMIT framework, which provides a structured approach to any new situation one might be facing as a medical student, resident or fellow. The coaching sessions with Dr. Ahuja and the group really provide you with the time and space to reflect on how to apply these tools to your everyday life. Additionally, receiving valuable feedback really improved my mindset in how to approach stressful situations I will encounter. Dr. Ahuja offers significant guidance by sharing many of the experiences she faced in her medical career, and it is incredibly useful to have a safe space where we can share our worries or concerns. Throughout the curriculum, we delved into the concepts of emotional intelligence and leadership. Personally, this transformed my perspective on how to be a great leader in the workplace and how to stay accountable in order to provide my team with the best resources to achieve success. I have acquired a growth mindset thanks to Dr. Ahuja and her Docs in Leadership program. I believe that every medical student and resident will benefit immensely from the Docs in Leadership program. Do not hesitate to enrol! Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions."

- Maya Alik, MD Class of 2024 
McGill University

Dr. Nina Ahuja, BScHons M.D. FRCSC CHE

Surgeon and Founder of Docs in Leadership
Award-Winning Medical and Surgical Educator
Author of Best Selling Book "Stress in Medicine"
EQi-2.0 Certified Emotional Intelligence Instructor

Expertise Dr. Ahuja Brings To You

Academic Leadership

  • President, Association of Canadian University Professors of Ophthalmology (Active)
  • ​Academic Division Head, Ophthalmology, McMaster University (Active)
  • ​National Specialty Certification Examiner, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Active)
  • Residency Program Director, Ophthalmology, McMaster University

Clinical Leadership

  • ​Member, Board of Directors, St. Joseph's Healthcare Foundation (Active)
  • ​President, Medical Staff Association, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
  • ​Member, Joint Board of Governors, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton 
  • ​Member, Medical Advisory Committee, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

"Motivated, empowered and inspired...

Before I started this program, I was quite skeptical of how much I would truly be able to learn and take away from it. I've completed various leadership programs in the past and while each has taught me something, none have resonated with me the way the DiL ELP has. Unlike other programs, I found that the DiL ELP prepared me to be able to incorporate the lessons we were taught into my daily life. I think that this is largely attributed to the program including different learning modalities, one of my favourites being the bi-weekly coaching sessions. At these sessions we’re privileged to have live coaching sessions guided by Dr. Ahuja who answers our questions and provides immediate feedback on the session’s activity. These sessions have also provided me with the opportunity to learn from other members of the DiL ELP community who never fail to inspire and motivate me.

It has been an honor to be a part of a community of like-minded individuals who want to learn about themselves and ways in which they can improve not only academically but personally. This program has not only improved the way I act as a leader currently, it has equipped me with the skills to be able to continuously grow. I’m excited for my peers and future colleagues to be able to have access to this program to see how helpful it really is."

- Emaan Chaudry, MD Class of 2023
University of Ottawa

"Dr. Ahuja's Docs in Leadership program is exceptional!

I am currently a second-year medical student. Before starting this program, I was lacking substantial methods to manage my stress. This program along with Dr. Ahuja truly provided me with the tools to navigate challenging situations in my medical school career and personal life. We had the opportunity to learn about Dr. Ahuja's ADMIT framework, which provides a structured approach to any new situation one might be facing as a medical student, resident or fellow. The coaching sessions with Dr. Ahuja and the group really provide you with the time and space to reflect on how to apply these tools to your everyday life. Additionally, receiving valuable feedback really improved my mindset in how to approach stressful situations I will encounter. Dr. Ahuja offers significant guidance by sharing many of the experiences she faced in her medical career, and it is incredibly useful to have a safe space where we can share our worries or concerns. Throughout the curriculum, we delved into the concepts of emotional intelligence and leadership. Personally, this transformed my perspective on how to be a great leader in the workplace and how to stay accountable in order to provide my team with the best resources to achieve success. I have acquired a growth mindset thanks to Dr. Ahuja and her Docs in Leadership program. I believe that every medical student and resident will benefit immensely from the Docs in Leadership program. Do not hesitate to enrol! Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions."

- Maya Alik, MD Class of 2024 
McGill University

"An empowering journey...

Before I started this program I felt like I did not have a framework for managing my stress. I had not taken the time to reflect on what in my life adds significant stress and how I could better manage my responsibilities to reduce the stress in my life. I would often neglect my personal wellbeing in order to have more time in my day to accomplish the work I had to finish. This program has helped me by providing me a framework for dealing with stresses in my life and being able to take steps in reducing the amount of stress I have through consistent reflection. In addition to dealing with stress, this program has provided valuable information about excelling as a leader, dealing with conflict, and specific tips for dealing with stresses in medical school. I found the discussion around choosing a specialty by thinking about what I value particularly valuable as it is an area that can create significant stress for me at times. Overall, the Docs in Leadership program was a truly valuable experience and one that I would highly recommend for all medical students and residents looking to further develop their leadership qualities. Dr. Ahuja is a terrific physician, educator, and person and I am extremely grateful to have had the chance to experience this program."

- Adrian Kuchtaruk, MD Class  of 2024
Western University

"Dr. Ahuja's Docs in Leadership program is exceptional!

I am currently a second-year medical student. Before starting this program, I was lacking substantial methods to manage my stress. This program along with Dr. Ahuja truly provided me with the tools to navigate challenging situations in my medical school career and personal life. We had the opportunity to learn about Dr. Ahuja's ADMIT framework, which provides a structured approach to any new situation one might be facing as a medical student, resident or fellow. The coaching sessions with Dr. Ahuja and the group really provide you with the time and space to reflect on how to apply these tools to your everyday life. Additionally, receiving valuable feedback really improved my mindset in how to approach stressful situations I will encounter. Dr. Ahuja offers significant guidance by sharing many of the experiences she faced in her medical career, and it is incredibly useful to have a safe space where we can share our worries or concerns. Throughout the curriculum, we delved into the concepts of emotional intelligence and leadership. Personally, this transformed my perspective on how to be a great leader in the workplace and how to stay accountable in order to provide my team with the best resources to achieve success. I have acquired a growth mindset thanks to Dr. Ahuja and her Docs in Leadership program. I believe that every medical student and resident will benefit immensely from the Docs in Leadership program. Do not hesitate to enrol! Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions."

- Maya Alik, MD Class of 2024 
McGill University
  • One-of-a-kind program with multimodal learning
  • Specifically designed for med students and residents 
  • Opportunities for national and international networking

"Motivated, empowered and inspired...

Before I started this program, I was quite skeptical of how much I would truly be able to learn and take away from it. I've completed various leadership programs in the past and while each has taught me something, none have resonated with me the way the DiL ELP has. Unlike other programs, I found that the DiL ELP prepared me to be able to incorporate the lessons we were taught into my daily life. I think that this is largely attributed to the program including different learning modalities, one of my favourites being the bi-weekly coaching sessions. At these sessions we’re privileged to have live coaching sessions guided by Dr. Ahuja who answers our questions and provides immediate feedback on the session’s activity. These sessions have also provided me with the opportunity to learn from other members of the DiL ELP community who never fail to inspire and motivate me.

It has been an honor to be a part of a community of like-minded individuals who want to learn about themselves and ways in which they can improve not only academically but personally. This program has not only improved the way I act as a leader currently, it has equipped me with the skills to be able to continuously grow. I’m excited for my peers and future colleagues to be able to have access to this program to see how helpful it really is."

- Emaan Chaudry, MD Class of 2023
University of Ottawa

"A strength-building journey...

This Docs in Leadership program is unique in that it will not only challenge your perceptions about how you problem solve, communicate, and plan for life, but it provides you an opportunity to listen to others' experiences going through the program as well. This program covers all the bases that a young professional needs to navigate the journey through medicine. What was most useful for me was that the program does not seek to provide you with cookie cutter answers to life scenarios, rather it provides you with the tools to apply to your individualized problems. Dr. Ahuja's A.D.M.I.T. framework is a practical and easy to use tool to navigate life stressors and decision making. In a career that has so much uncertainty, the framework, and by extension the Docs in Leadership program, provides a step by step approach to conquering the unknown. Lastly, the group coaching sessions are incredibly valuable. Even as somebody who couldn't attend most of these sessions in real time, the benefit I received from watching the readily available recordings was incredible. It's so rare that we have access to the thoughts and ideas our colleagues have when navigating this career. While our journey in the program is individual, the group coaching sessions give a sense of collaboration and support that is so refreshing. I wholeheartedly recommend this program to anyone seeking to find new ways to approach the difficult decisions, situations, and challenges found in this career. As an added bonus, this program extends beyond the career realm, and also empowers you to learn more about yourself!"

- Iman Lahouaoula, MD Class of 2024
University of British Columbia

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Let's do this!

Copyright 2023 Docs in Leadership Inc., 
Dr. Nina Ahuja, M.D.  All rights reserved.