Core Leadership Competencies


Creating inspirational cultures conducive for training the next generation of faculty and academic physician leaders


  • Protected time and salary support for faculty contributions to educational mission
  • Innovation, continuous improvement, annual reviews and rewards structure
  • Established efficacy measures for faculty engagement with trainees (% who go into a program after experiences)
  • Established metrics documenting that graduates exemplify program’s educational goals
  • Outstanding program graduates choose to accept open faculty positions within program
  • Established trainee career mentorship program
  • Diversity in trainees and educational leaders

Assessment Questions

  • What’s the mission statement (include goals/importance) for your educational program?
  • How have you chosen the educational leadership in your department?
  • Do your faculty have “protected time”/effort support for their leadership in educational programs?
  • What innovations have you initiated in your educational programs?
  • How do you monitor the quality of your education programs?
  • How do you personally interact with students, resident and fellows?
  • How do students rate their educational experiences?


Pediatric Leadership Insight