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Wesley D. Millican, MBA
CEO and Physician Talent Officer

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Wesley D. Millican, MBA

CEO and Physician Talent Officer
Wesley D. Millican, MBA, is CEO and Physician Talent Officer of CareerPhysician Advisors, LP, and CareerPhysician, LLC, providers of comprehensive talent solutions for academic children’s hospitals, colleges of medicine and academic medical centers across the nation. Mr. Millican is an acknowledged expert in completing complex faculty and executive leadership initiatives across academic medicine. He possesses a longstanding passion for career development of all young physicians and serves as a go to career resource for training program directors and their residents and fellows.

Most recently, Mr. Millican held the role of SVP and Physician Talent Officer for OU Medicine. He joined OU Medicine to lead the development of a cutting-edge academic faculty leadership talent platform. Previously, he was Founder and Chief Executive Officer of MillicanSolutions, Inc., for 17 years. The firm was a leading executive search and consulting firm, recognized nationally for its success in strategic leadership initiatives for academic medical centers and colleges of medicine prior to its acquisition by AMN Healthcare in 2015. He served as Vice President of Physician Services at Physician Reliance Network (now U.S. Oncology).

Mr. Millican has long been viewed as an expert in leadership initiatives specific to child health and the academic medical center. He has a total of 28 years of experience in search execution and has completed more than 450 complex faculty and faculty leadership assignments while keeping focus on his professional passions of student education, faculty conflict resolution, retention and succession. Additionally, and in continuing his commitment to the “future of medicine”, Mr. Millican still speaks nationally at residency and fellowship programs. His Launch Your Career ® Series is a proven resource for today’s residents and fellows and has served as a go to resource for program directors over the last 15 years.

Mr. Millican holds an MBA degree, with focus in negotiation strategy and organizational behavior from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and BBA degrees in both Marketing and Management from Texas A&M University. He has been the recipient of the National Institute for Physician Recruitment’s National Honors for Comprehensive Campaign Plans and Strategies and ACMS’s Physician Relations Executive of the Year award. Recognized as a recruiting industry expert, Millican has been published in the Wall Street Journal and was a contributor to Get Paid What You’re Worth, a book by Robin L. Pinkley, focusing on compensation and salary negotiations.

Mr. Millican serves on the Executive Committee of the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship, a subsidiary of the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University, and the Board of the Texas Methodist Foundation and its Institute for Congregational & Clergy Effectiveness.

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  • Trait Procrastinators

    A personality trait which includes an irrational tendency to delay beginning and/or completing tasks that should be completed http://content.health.msn.com/content/pages/9/1674_51220 http://www.idr-journal.com/IDR_freeview.pdf
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  • Time Log

    A system of writing, recording and analyzing time and activity. http://www.time-management-guide.com/time-log.html http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/business/9034761.htm
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  • Time Management Tool

    An electronic device or paper-based system that aids in planning your time, scheduling events, tracking accomplishments and keeping notes. Common and popuar systems include Day-at-a-Glance books and Palm pilot PDAs. http://ollie.dcccd.edu/mgmt1374/book_contents...
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  • Scribes

    A person or software engaged to capture and record significant findings and observations. http://www.ophmanagement.com/archive_results.asp?article=85900⊂=1152 http://www.laidlawcompliance.com/emc/2004%20Policies/313%20Use%20of%20Scribes.pdf
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  • Planning Grid

    A time management tool or device designed for organizing your workload and to ensure routine tasks are performed. http://www.ascp.com/public/pubs/tcp/1997/sep/helpfulideas.html
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  • Retrograde Planning

    A drawing or diagram showing parts or details to plan backward for the future. http://www.saem.org/download/chisholm.pdf
    by admin on 05-07-2020
  • Delegation

    Giving authority to perform a certain task or tasks to someone lower down in the organizational hierarchy. The act of assigning responsibility. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oi=defmore&q=define:delegation
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  • Master List

    An ongoing list of everything you need or want to do and includes short, near and long-term objectives and projects. http://www.emedicine.com/emerg/topic673.htm#section~planning_tools
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  • PDAs

    Personal Digital Assisant; one of any number of electronic, hand-held devices used to organize your life. Popular brands include Palmt, Sony, Pyxis, Apple and Scion.
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    Paper or electronic instrument designed to organize daily activities, actions, and time management. http://ollie.dcccd.edu/mgmt1374/book_contents/3organizing/timemgmt/tool.htm
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    A document used to guide the implementation of business process improvements. It contains task assignments, schedules, resource allocations, assignments, and evaluation criteria http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oi=defmore&q...
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  • Power Sharing

    A strategy for resolving disputes over who should have the most powerful position in the social hierarchy. Instead of fighting over who should have power over whom, power sharing relies upon the joint exercise of power. If conflicts can be reframed to...
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    A strategy, which parties, can use to assess the reasonableness of their behavior. It asks the parties to look at themselves the way others see them and make appropriate changes if they do not like what they see. Once this is understood, parties can change...
    by admin on 05-07-2020
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    A reciprocal relation between interdependent entities (objects or individuals or groups. A method for clarifying elements in awareness, which involves bouncing two or more weak and unclear impressions, perceptions, ideas, feelings, sensations, or other...
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  • Informal Mediation

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    by admin on 05-07-2020

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