To Develop Collaborative Leaders

Beginning in 2004, the National Board of Medical Examiners will require all US medical students to travel to a testing center for an evaluation of their clinical skills, including communication. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education now requires all US residency programs to provide instruction in interpersonal and communication skills.

Lurie, Raising the Passing Grade for Studies of Medical Education.
JAMA,.2003, 290:1210-12

The most common factors influencing residency program selection were how much the residency program seemed to care about its trainees (98%), how satisfied the current residents are with their program (98%),how well the applicant thought he or she would fit into the program (97%), the geographic location of the residency (95%), and how well the current residents seem to work with each other (94%).

Nuthalapaty, F., Jackson, J., Owen, J.,
The Influence of Quality-of-Life, Academic, and Workplace Factors on Residency Program Selection. Academic Medicine, 2004, 79:417-425

“One of the things we’ve heard from the field is, ‘How do you manage change and conflict?,’” Robert Hernandez, Chairman of the ACEHSA board of commissioners.  In Fall 2003, ACEHSA, which accredits about 70 postgraduate programs in health administration, changed its criteria to include new attention to two additional subject areas:  written and oral communication, and the management of conflict and change.

Quoted in Modern Healthcare, March 1, 2004

National Center for Healthcare Leadership:Health Leadership:
Competency Model, version 2.0, 2004- Core Competencies:

People: Creating an organizational climate that values employees from all backgrounds and provides an energizing environment for them. Also includes the leader’s responsibility to understand his or her impact on others and to improve his or her capabilities, as well as the capabilities of others.

  • Human Resources Management
  • Interpersonal Understanding
  • Professionalism
  • Relationship Building
  • Self Confidence
  • Self Development
  • Talent Development
  • Team Leadership

Transformation: Visioning, energizing, and stimulating a change process that coalesces communities, patients, and professionals around new models of healthcare and wellness

  • Achievement Orientation
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Community Orientation
  • Financial Skills
  • Information Seeking
  • Innovative Thinking
  • Strategic Orientation

Execution: Translating vision and strategy into optimal organizational performance

  • Accountability
  • Change Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Communication Skills
  • Impact and Influence
  • Initiative
  • Information Technology Management
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Performance Measurement
  • Process Management/Organizational Design
  • Project Management