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Leaders in healthcare discuss what it takes to be an exceptional physician.

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Leaders in healthcare discuss what it takes to be an exceptional physician.

    #9 - Christina Tushman and Shira Kaplan share insight from the AAMC on Leadership Development

    #9 - Christina Tushman and Shira Kaplan share insight from the AAMC on Leadership Development

    Christina Tushman and Shira Kaplan talk about conflict management in medical leadership and medical education. They share their insight working with a large network of medical schools across the country. We talk about the importance of communication for working effectively with teams and succeeding in medicine.

    Christina Tushman is the Director of Leadership Development for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). She is responsible for creating impactful learning experiences for leaders in Academic Medicine. She leads organizations in the design and development of outcome-oriented learning and performance-based solutions that have achieved measurable results and impact, including a leadership curriculum for a Fortune 50 company which successfully increased employee engagement and retention. Her work in effective learning design was recently recognized by the Association for Talent Development’s Excellence in Practice Award and featured in TD Magazine. Christina has a Master’s degree in Communication from the University of Wisconsin.

    Shira Kaplan is the Program Manager of Leadership Development at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Shira is responsible for the creation and execution of leadership development programs that provide executives, faculty, and administrators at AAMC’s member institutions with the skills required to lead and transform today’s dynamic academic medical centers. Shira has worked in the field of leadership development for over 16 years and is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis.

    They recommend a book called, "Becoming a Conflict Competent Leader," by Craig E. Runde and Tim A. Flanagan: https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Conflict-Competent-Leader-Organization/dp/1118370422

    • 29 min
    #8 - Dr. Dale Hull on overcoming challenges and using touch to connect with patients

    #8 - Dr. Dale Hull on overcoming challenges and using touch to connect with patients

    Dr. Hull graduated from University of Utah School of Medicine in 1985. He practiced medicine as in obstetrics and gynecology for a decade before suffering a spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis.

    After this life-altering event, he could not return to his medical practice. He devoted three and a half years to rehabilitation, working with Jan Black as his physical therapist.

    Fortunately, Dr. Hull experienced an early return of neurological function. With a combination of Black’s expert guidance and hard work, he was able to take advantage of that return to make significant progress.

    He and Jan realized there was an unmet need to provide others an opportunity to have access to the extraordinary rehabilitation he had experienced. The two of them founded a non-profit organization called Neuroworx. He currently serves as the Executive Director of Neuroworx.

    In this episode, we talk to Dr. Dale Hull about overcoming hardship, treating individuals as a whole, and the importance of "non-task touching." Dr. Hull tells his personal story of spinal cord injury rehabilitation as well as the founding of Neuroworx. We also talk about the value of a Masters in Public Administration, learning how to run a non-profit, and what physcians can learn from being a patient.

    • 45 min
    #7 - Dr. Peter Chalmers: On the importance of mentorship, research, and international collaboration.

    #7 - Dr. Peter Chalmers: On the importance of mentorship, research, and international collaboration.

    Dr. Peter Chalmers is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at the University of Utah. He specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery, and has particular interest in athletes. He serves as the team physician for Salt Lake City Bees triple-A baseball team and the University of Utah baseball team. He also serves as a team physician for the Utah Jazz. Outside of his clinical duties, Dr. Chalmers is very active in research and has published well over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles—focusing on improving surgical outcomes and minimizing operative costs. Dr. Chalmers is an excellent mentor, and often involves medical and undergraduate students on his research team. Outside of medicine, Dr. Chalmers enjoys spending time with his two young children and his wife, who is an oncologist at the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah.

    In this episode, we talk about why Dr. Chalmers decided on a career in orthopaedics over other surgical options, how he chose his residency program out of several impressive options, and how research can allow a physician to have a much wider impact on patients around the world.

    • 32 min
    #6 - Dr. Robert Glasgow: How priorities are essential to success as a surgeon, leader and family man

    #6 - Dr. Robert Glasgow: How priorities are essential to success as a surgeon, leader and family man

    Dr. Robert Glasgow currently serves as a professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Section Chief of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery for the Division of General Surgery, and Vice Chairman of Clinical Operations and Quality as well as Chief Value Officer for the Department of Surgery at the University of Utah.

    In this episode we discuss how it is possible to be a surgeon, hold administrative leadership positions, still make it to your kids’ events and then home for dinner most nights.

    • 39 min
    #5 – Dr. Chip Souba: What is the stand you are going to take for medicine?

    #5 – Dr. Chip Souba: What is the stand you are going to take for medicine?

    If there is anyone qualified to speak on the topic of leadership in healthcare, it is Dr. Chip Souba.

    Dr. Wiley “Chip” Souba is a cancer surgeon and researcher who has been regularly ranked as one of The Best Doctors in America. He is nationally recognized for his innovative approaches to developing leaders and leadership in a healthcare setting.

    Dr. Souba was funded by the National Institute of Health for 20 years. He has published more than 500 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts and book chapters. He has served as Editorial Chair of American College of Surgeons’ journal, Surgery and as co-editor of the Journal of Surgical Research. Dr. Souba also went on to become chair of surgery at Penn State. He served as Dean of the Medical Schools and Vice President for health affairs at both Ohio State and Dartmouth. In addition, he served on the medical school faculties at Harvard Medical School and the University of Florida College of Medicine.

    In this episode we discuss how identifying your personal strengths and focusing on what you are uniquely qualified to contribute to the medical field is a very good place to start designing your medical career.

    • 37 min
    #4 - Dr. Sara Lamb on how to find a sense of balance in your life and medicine

    #4 - Dr. Sara Lamb on how to find a sense of balance in your life and medicine

    Since her faculty appointment in 2004, Dr. Sara Lamb has been invested in improving the education of residents and students at the University of Utah. She has been a residency program director for the Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatric Training Program and an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Training Program since 2004. Since 2010, Dr. Lamb has operated in the position of Associate Dean of Education, Curriculum.

    Dr. lamb continues to work clinically as a hospitalist within the Division of Inpatient Pediatrics and as an internist in the Division of General Internal Medicine. She also provides leadership for the ever-evolving projects aiming to improve the educational programs as the University of Utah in her roles as a clinician, educator and administrator.

    In this episode, we take an inside look at building a medical school curriculum, making your own opportunities, and tips for finding a sense of balance in the midst of the chaos of medical school and working as a physician.

    • 38 min

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GChristensen ,

Every med student should hear this

Love this podcast. So interesting hearing this “extra-curricular” advise that will help a med student be well-rounded as a physician!

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