Turning skilled physicians into strong leaders

Medical Economics recently convened a panel of leadership experts to discuss the future of medical schools and whether or not medical schools are preparing new doctors for the changes in the medical community.

Any major change in industry requires strong leadership.  In the U.S., healthcare has undergone a major transformation in the last decade and the evolution is far from complete.  That said, of all the stakeholders involved in the medical field, physicians are the most likely candidates to be the agents of change.

While medical school teaches the skill set to heal, is it also engraining tomorrow's doctors for this role?

Medical Economics recently convened a panel of leadership experts to help answer this question and others surrounding physician leadership. The panel consisted of: 



Peter B. Angood, MD, chief executive officer and president of the American Association for Physician Leadership;




Maria Chandler, MD, MBA, founder of the Association of MD-MBA Programs and the University of California, Irvine MD-MBA Program, a practicing pediatrician, and a member of the Medical Economics editorial advisory board; and




Robert Juhasz, DO, immediate past president of the American Osteopathic Association, a board certified internist affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic, and an associate dean at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.