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137X – Planting the Seeds of Healthcare Leadership in Our Future Physicians: Methods to Our Madness?

Thursday, March 26th

About the Session

This seminar will begin with an overview of the perceived leadership gap that exists in medical education to address the needs of the field’s provider workforce. The presenters will then lead an interactive question and answer session using polling technology, evaluating the state of leadership training among the participants’ organizations. Faculty will then describe key programs offered by members of the Association of American Medical Colleges Southern Group on Education Affairs Special Interest Group on Innovation and Leadership. You will review a case study on the SELECT graduate certificate program at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in collaboration with Lehigh Valley Health Network. Groups will then be asked to discuss in small groups any similar programs at their facilities, focusing on methods and assessment. The small groups will report out to the larger audience for shared learning.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss leadership education in medical education.
  • Identify assessment methods for leadership education in medical education.


Presented By

Robert D. Barraco

Chief Academic Officer
Lehigh Valley Health Network

Thomas V. Whalen, MD, FACHE

Executive Vice President/CMO
Lehigh Valley Health Network

David Musick

Professor, Internal Medicine/Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs
School of Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion