Go beyond the classroom and learn to master more than medicine
Registration for the 2017 AMSA Leadership Program has now closed.
It takes more than medical school to make a physician. Your education is dedicated to teaching you the core aspects of becoming a physician – diagnosing and treating patients. While most critical as you continue on this journey, there are other key areas of professional development and training, not taught in the classroom, that you’ll undoubtedly need to understand as you navigate your career. To bridge this gap in your education, AMSA created the Leadership Program as a means to help you develop those essential, and often unknown or overwhelming to understand, business and interpersonal skills you’ll need as you advance in your career.
Who Should Participate?
The leadership program is geared toward helping first through fourth year medical students as you continue on your journey to becoming a physician. Currently, the program is being offered at no charge to AMSA domestic medical student members.
The Leadership Program is an eight-month series of live and on-demand webinars that will last approximately one hour. There will be some required online reading prior to some of the sessions that should take no more than 30 min each.
|1/24/2017||7:00pm – 8:30pm ET||Orientation: Benefits of Leadership||Kelly Thibert, DO, AMSA National President
Joshua Caulfield, AMSA Executive Director
|2/21/2017||7:00pm – 8:30pm ET||Decision Making: Sustaining Vision,
|John G. Muller, MD
Associate Attending Anesthesiologist,
Department of Anesthesiology,
Hospital For Special Surgery;
Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology,
Weill Cornell Medical College
|3/15/2017||7:00pm – 8:30pm ET||Meaningful Communication||Lindy Davidson, MDiv, PhD
The Honors College,
University of South Florida
|4/4/2107||7:00pm – 8:30pm ET||Principles of Project Management||Laura Synnott
Associate Teaching Professor,
Health Care Policy and
Carnegie Mellon University- Heinz College
|5/2/2017||7:00pm – 8:30pm ET||Understanding Finance||JulieAnne Adamich-Scheblein
PhD, MBA, CPA
College of Business,
St. Petersburg College
|6/20/2017||7:00pm – 8:30pm ET||Successful Delegation||Kevin O’Connor, CSP|
|7/2017 – Day TBD||7:00pm – 8:30pm ET||Advocacy for Results||Marjorie Runyan Jenkins, MD/MEd, FACP
Director of Medical Initiatives and
FDA Office of Women’s Health
|8/8/2017||7:00pm – 8:30pm ET||Capstone: Assessing Your Leadership Skills||Kelly Thibert, DO, AMSA National President
Joshua Caulfield, AMSA Executive Director
On-demand webinars participants will view during this program:
Why Will You Love this Program?
Gain respect from colleagues and patients
Mastering self-awareness and constructive communication is an art – and one not often mastered by most. From a medical perspective, your degree and white coat will garner immediate respect among patients, families and peers. But what you say, how you act and how you react are critical to earning a different level of respect needed to be successful in the clinical setting and beyond.
Squeeze every ounce of time out of your day
You spend upwards of eight years having no time, busy with classwork, lab work, clinicals, studying and trying to stay afloat on your road to residency. Yes, that will go away. Then you’ll have a whole new type of busy in your life! But it IS possible to work more efficiently and squeeze every ounce of time out of your day with the right tips and tricks.
Get what you need from others – when you need it
“Ask and you shall receive” – while we’d like to think this is always going to happen, it simply won’t. Overcoming “no” from patients, families and colleagues takes some give and take using carefully honed negotiation skills. Learn powerful techniques to get what you want from others when you want it.
Understand how the business and financial sides of health care affect you in practice and personal life
You’re a physician – time to put your education into practice and start stockpiling money! Not so fast. Mapping out a thorough plan to pay back student loans, a strategy to handle unexpected expenses and a budget for everyday expenses will help you avoid financial pitfalls. Why add stress to this already stressful time in your new career? Get essential, and often not discussed, business and financial skills to help you meet your goals.