Ef9.5 Integration Of Leadership Education With Family Physician Training

Author(s): 
P.A. Pugno
American Academy of Family Physicians, Leawood, Kansas, USA
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In U.S. postgraduate medical education, the importance of training physicians in the knowledge, skills and attitudes of leadership is only now being recognized. In recent years, some attention has been given to the competency of professionalism among physicians-in-training, but for many, it is an ill-defined and vague concept to grasp… let alone evaluate. But leadership training is only this year becoming a required component of generalist physician education. In anticipation of this change in post-graduate medical education, a pilot program has been initiated that integrates the training of family physicians with a formal graduate degree program in health care leadership. Through a unique partnership among a professional association, a Jesuit-sponsored graduate school of business management, and multiple local physician training programs has arisen a model curriculum that integrates the competencies of leadership and medical professionalism into a seamless educational intervention. Early experience with this pilot program will be described, including how physician competencies are “matrixed” with those of professional business leadership education and how program participants are evolving the curriculum through their own creative efforts. Although not without the challenges facing any new program, this pilot has clearly provided a unique educational opportunity for the health care leaders of tomorrow.
Literature: 
EF9.5 INTEGRATION OF LEADERSHIP EDUCATION WITH FAMILY PHYSICIAN TRAINING