Physician Leadership Courses


Carnegie Mellon University Masters of Medical Management for Physicians

The business of health care is rapidly evolving, and physicians are needed to step into leadership and management positions more than ever before. Get out in front of the change with…the Master of Medical Management (MMM) program at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College.

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Horty Springer: The Complete Course for Medical Staff Leaders

Credentialing, privileging, peer review, managing issues of behavior and health…none of this is taught in medical school or residency. The Complete Course for Medical Staff Leaders is a course that will equip you with the essentials to hit the ground running as a new leader!

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Dr. Franklin Dexter Education in Operating Room Management

From Dr. Dexter and the Division of Management Consulting at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, this site contains intensive courses, lectures, lecture slides, links to OR management articles, consulting services, and other useful information on OR management.

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Leadership Articles & Blogs


Most Doctors Have Little or No Management Training, and That’s a Problem

Rising pressure to achieve better medical outcomes with increasingly limited financial resources has created an acute need for more physician leaders. Several studies have shown that doctors want to be led by other doctors. Yet most doctors in the U.S. aren’t taught management skills in medical school...

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Leadership Skills Are Teachable and Vital

Leadership is teachable, but according to NEJM Catalyst’s Insights Council survey reveals that more than half of respondents think their organization’s efforts to develop and train leaders are lacking in quality and time commitment.

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McKinsey: Engaging Physicians to Transform Operational and Clinical Performance

Health systems (and health plans) that are serious about transforming themselves must harness the energy of their physicians. To do so, they must develop a true ability to engage physicians effectively.

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American Association for Physician Leadership

Helping physicians develop their leadership skills through education, career development and thought leadership.

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Leadership/Management Books


The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

John C. Maxwell

John C. Maxwell has...combined insights learned from his thirty-plus years of leadership successes and mistakes with observations from the worlds of business, politics, sports, religion, and military conflict. The result is a revealing study of leadership...

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Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It

A former international hostage negotiator for the FBI offers a new field-tested approach to high-stakes negotiations - whether in the boardroom or at home.

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Growing Physician Leaders: Empowering Doctors to Improve Our Healthcare

Mark Hertling

In Growing Physician Leaders, retired Army Lieutenant General Mark Hertling applies his four decades of military leadership to the world of healthcare, resulting in a profoundly constructive and practical book with the power to reshape and reenergize any healthcare organization in America today.

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Extraordinary Influence: How Great Leaders Bring Out the Best in Others

Tim Irwin

In most organizations, the methods used to provide feedback to employees such as performance appraisals or multi-rater feedback systems, in fact, often accomplish the exact opposite of what we intend. Brain science tells us that these methods tend to engage a natural "negativity bias," that is hardwired in us all.

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