Financial management is often an area that physician leaders have not yet developed experience prior to assuming their leadership role. The complexity of clinical reimbursements, research funding sources and institutional compensations has greatly increased the management demands for physician leaders. Fortunately, department chairs, and most division chiefs, often have an administrator available to share this responsibility. In this conversation of members of CareerPhysician’s Child Health Advisory Council, experienced leaders reflect on the nature of this relationship and how it might be maximized.
Many of our faculty may not recognize the many roles they play that require leadership perspective and skills. It is a tremendously exciting opportunity to help our faculty become the most effective leader they can be. There are many ways that clarity and education can be provided around these leadership opportunities. This discussion will highlight many of the successful modalities that leaders in academic medicine have utilized in developing and mentoring leadership skills in faculty.
The Child Health Advisory Council™ experts offer insight on why philanthropy is a must have, not a nice-to-have in any academic leadership search process. In this discussion, you’ll learn the four types of philanthropy and how this plays into the development process. You’ll also hear about how incorporating philanthropy in the search process better prepares candidates for their role and demonstrates institutional commitment to their success.
In our latest Pediatric Insight Conversation, The Child Health Advisory Council discusses the value of a search-related external review—for the institution, the search leader, the search committee, the candidates and the recruiters. These reviews can help identify opportunities, challenges and resources needed for a successful search and often lead to increased self-awareness by search stakeholders. Taking time and effort to understand the culture and opportunities for a candidate can ensure a more effective search and greatly minimize the chances of a failed search and continued programmatic atrophy.
While there are many challenges in building, maintaining and evaluating pediatric outreach programs, the advantages of a successful outreach program to the community and the pediatric program itself can be considerable.
In this latest discussion, the Child Health Advisory Council™ breaks down how to effectively integrate community engagement as a key strategic component of your faculty leadership, and even general faculty, recruitment processes. Whether as interviewer, dinner host, group participant, the Council discusses how involving outside parties such as community pediatricians, parental advisory groups and mental health professionals, can more effectively assist you in attracting top 1% talent and providing added value in your community engagement and philanthropic missions.
When initiating a search of a departmental leadership position, how can you assure a diverse and comprehensive applicant pool. The Child Health Advisory Council shares their experiences and evolution in thinking about how to reach a sometimes limited pool of pediatric sub-specialists.
Leaders at every level within the academic pediatric department require strong administrative support. The Child Health Advisory Council discuss the importance of the partnership of a senior business administrator and the academic leader, as well as the qualities that they found led to a successful administrative leader.
The first years of academic appointment are often the most critical in the career of a physician-scientist. Frequently, the first external grant during this important period is the K Award from the National Institutes of Health.
In this discussion, the Child Health Advisory Council focuses on what environment and resources are required for success as an emerging researcher obtains a K Award.
Faculty are the most valuable resource for an academic department to achieve its mission. Creating a culture to retain talented colleagues is one of the most important responsibilities of leaders. It can take years for a division and department to recover after losing a valuable faculty member. The Child Health Advisory Council (CHAC), a group of seasoned pediatric leaders, discuss their experience in retaining colleagues and the costs of failing to do so.