Other Educational Opportunities

Leadership Programs and Business Development

Peter Drucker famously stated that "management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things." Great leaders possess dazzling social intelligence, a zest for change, and above all, vision that allows them to set their sights on the "things" that truly merit attention. A great physician leader is the individual who will help good medical groups/organizations become great, and become catalysts for success and perfection.

With increasing pressure to improve care quality and simultaneously lower healthcare delivery cost, it is essential that physicians strengthen their leadership skills. These skills can be strengthen by attending leadership courses. Physicians will develop skill sets to inspiring others, learn to manage and diffuse conflict, develop effective best practice, create solutions, and gain respect among peers and direct reports.

TMA Leadership College (TMALC)

The TMALC was established in 2010 as part of TMA's effort to ensure strong and sustainable physician leadership with organized medicine. TMALC graduates serve as thought leaders who can close the divide among clinicians and health care policymakers, and as trusted leaders within their local communities. With more than 40 hours of classroom instruction, the TMA Leadership College was designed for active TMA members under the age of 40 or who are in the first eight years of practice. 

American Association for Physician Leadership

This is an organization that strives to help physicians by giving them the tools, skills and confidence to take on leadership and management roles in their organization.

Brown University - Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership

This is a 16 month intensive degree program designed for clinicians, executives, senior administrators, and others who have significant responsibility in the healthcare industry. This program blends residential and online learning, allowing participants to work full time while pursuing an advanced degree.

Duke Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership Program (MHS-CL)

This Is a multi-disciplinary part-time degree program designed specifically for clinicians. In the ever changing health care environment that includes the arrival of accountable care organizations and other new health system models, there is a pressing need for clinicians who can lead the transformation of our medical care system to one that is focused on population health improvement, improves the experience of those for whom we care, and delivers better value.
The Clinical Leadership Program is housed within the Duke School of Medicine’s Department of Community and Family Medicine, which has a long history of experience in leading change to improve population health outcomes. This program prepares those in or aspiring to leadership positions to accept and perform at increasing levels of responsibility.
Since 2002, this program has prepared leaders for service in public, private and non-governmental organizations and institutions around the globe.

Harvard School of Public Health

Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers is designed to assist academic institutions in meeting the environmental and financial challenges of today’s environment. This program was developed for physicians (who are not chairs of clinical departments) who are interested in attending a rigorous leadership development and management education program. The program is geared to bring physicians who are in administrative positions in academic health centers, who are not chairs of clinical departments, and an interdisciplinary faculty for two weeks of intensive and systematic study.

The Governance Institute

The Governance Institute provides trusted, independent information and resources to board members, healthcare executives, and physician leaders in support of their efforts to lead and govern their organizations. It is a membership organization serving not-for-profit hospital and health system boards of directors, executives, and physician leadership. Membership services are provided through research and publications, conferences, and advisory services. In addition to its membership services, The Governance Institute conducts research studies, tracks healthcare industry trends, and showcases governance practices of leading healthcare boards across the country. 

Samson Global Leadership Academy

This is a unique development opportunity for the clinician or healthcare executive, delivered on Cleveland Clinic’s main campus, and taught by Cleveland Clinic senior executives and subject matter experts from top academic institutions. This intense executive education program will prepare you to navigate the following:
  • Challenges of leading, managing and growing organizations. 
  • Provide keen insights into the business of healthcare.
  • Develop the necessary leadership skill.

Texas A&M Health Science Center

This program is tailored to mid-career health professionals who need formal management knowledge to enhance their career. This is a 12 course/48-credit hour master's degree program takes 24 months to complete, and is taught one weekend a month. It is conveniently located at the Houston Campus of the Texas A&M Health Science Center. For questions regarding admissions contact Monica Garner at e-mha@tamhsc.edu.

Texas A&M Health Science Center has also developed a leadership course that emphasizes interactive, scenario-based training. Courses are in five, two-day sessions.

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