Dr. Allison Webb: 2020 International Resident Leadership Award recipient

October 19, 2020 | Author: Royal College Staff

A graduate of Duke University’s School of Medicine and a Captain in the United States Army, Dr. Allison Webb has had more of an impact on her program than any of her colleagues have seen from another resident.

Dr. Webb recently graduated from the combined Internal Medicine – Psychiatry program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre in Bethesda Maryland, where she served as chief resident. Throughout, Dr. Webb was a remarkable leader who has helped shape not only how her program delivers care and educates residents, but also the course of medical education across the United States.

An eye for resident well-being

Within her own program, Dr. Webb devoted much time over five years to improving the well-being and resiliency of her colleagues. In one major accomplishment, she initiated a peer psychotherapy group for more than 600 trainees at Walter Reed, where residents get support from other residents about the issues and challenges they face. The print and digital resources that Dr. Webb developed to complement the group activities are being used in more than 60 other programs at Walter Reed.

A leader with a national voice

Dr. Webb has served in multiple leadership roles at the American Association of Medical Colleges, where she has had a national and international impact on medical education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. As chair of the Organization of Resident Representatives, she leads 30 other residents from across the country, advocating on behalf of them on resident-related issues. As one example, she is a well-known advocate for creating family-friendly work environments, and her work has been featured in a podcast hosted by the journal Academic Medicine.

A devoted scholar and teacher

Dr. Webb’s scholarly achievements are impressive. Work that she completed on how guilt and shame affect learners in post graduate medical education has been published in Academic Medicine. She has three other publications in that journal, has coauthored a book chapter, and continues to be an important voice in leadership development, with a published paper on a model for delivering leadership education. She has also eight workshops at national education conferences, reaching hundreds of learners.

Dr. Webb consistently uses her exceptional abilities in clinical care, advocacy, scholarship and leadership to bring meaningful change to her profession.

Dr. Webb will be recognized and celebrated during the virtual ICRE series on January 13, 2021.