Sydney Nykiel-Bailey, DO, has been selected to participate in the Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar, a rigorous program offered by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC). This highly competitive program seeks to empower and support women physicians and scientists in their pursuit of leadership roles within academic medicine and science.
Dr. Nykiel-Bailey joined the Department of Anesthesiology in 2011 and has not only excelled in her academic pursuits but has also exhibited outstanding leadership abilities. Her continued impact on resident education has been evident in her work as the former director of the Pediatric Anesthesia Rotation and her active involvement in the Pediatric Anesthesiology Education Committee. She currently serves as the associate program director for the Anesthesiology Residency Training Program and associate professor for the Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology.
“Sydney is the perfect candidate for this program,” said Vice Chair and Chief of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Dolores Njoku, MD. “Her passion for advancing the field of medicine, coupled with her natural leadership abilities, makes her an ideal participant. I have no doubt that she will greatly benefit from this experience and continue to excel in her career.”
The AAMC’s Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar provides a unique opportunity for participants like Dr. Nykiel-Bailey to engage in a comprehensive curriculum that focuses on the skills necessary for career advancement within academic medicine and science. Topics covered include leadership strategies, effective communication, negotiation skills, and building a professional network. These essential skills will empower Dr. Nykiel-Bailey and her fellow participants to take on more prominent roles within their institutions and drive positive change within the field.
Dr. Nykiel-Bailey’s selection for this esteemed program reflects her remarkable achievements to date and underscores the opportunities it offers for her continued growth and development as a leader and innovator in academic medicine.