physicians; leadership; graduate medical education; internship and residency; health services administration


Health and Medical Administration | Medicine and Health Sciences


Almost all care in a healthcare organization flows through their physicians, who are usually viewed as the de facto leaders in almost all clinical settings. Physicians have a disproportionate impact on how care is delivered and also have a disproportionate responsibility to lead change. Effective organizational physician leaders create an environment in which their colleagues are able to successfully exercise their skills and knowledge and are convinced that their efforts contribute to improved patient care.