Session Description
In the inaugural APCCMPD Book Club, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a guided discussion of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth.

Pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”

Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Duckworth, now a celebrated researcher and professor, describes her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not “genius” but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.

Session Objectives
1. Engage in critical discussions of chosen books.
2. Share experiences that reflect on topics presented in the books.
3. Articulate how key points presented in the books can be applied in your personal career path.

Session Speakers
Elvina Khusainova, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Mary Anne Morgan, MD
University of Rochester
Kathryn Robinett, MD
University of Maryland
Gretchen R. Winter, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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