Keep PACE With the Latest in Leadership

Physician medical staff leaders who want to hone their leadership skills can do so by attending the IMQ/PACE Platinum Level Training Program for Physician Leaders Nov. 7-9 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio. The Physicians Foundation, the Institute for Medical Quality, and the University of California at San Diego PACE Program will present the conference.

Physicians Foundation President Louis J. Goodman, PhD, TMA's executive vice president and chief executive officer, will be among the speakers to welcome the participants when the conference opens.

The keynote speaker will be TMA member and former American Medical Association President Nancy W. Dickey, MD. TMA Vice President and General Counsel Donald P. "Rocky" Wilcox, JD, is another member of the conference faculty.

Conference participants will learn how to:

  • More effectively lead their staff;
  • Gain active participation among diverse membership;
  • Improve skills, knowledge, and ability to credential physicians who provide telemedicine services, who are low-volume admitters, or who perform few procedures and/or see no patients;
  • Use quality measures to enhance outcomes;
  • Identify the role of the well-being committee and manage disruptive or impaired colleagues;
  • Manage time and achieve desired results;
  • Use enhanced communication skills to improve personal effectiveness in various leadership settings;
  • Use continuing medical education as an organizational improvement tool; and
  • Perform medical staff functions without violating legal constraints.

Oct. 16 is the deadline to make reservations.

There will be similar sessions in San Diego and Washington, D.C., next spring.

TMA also provides leadership training for young physicians through the TMA Leadership College, established in 2010 as part of TMA's effort to ensure strong and sustainable physician leadership within organized medicine. Leadership College graduates serve as thought leaders who can close the divide among clinicians and health care policymakers and as trusted leaders within their local communities. Offering more than 40 hours of classroom instruction, the TMA Leadership College is designed for active TMA members who are younger than 40 or who are in the first eight years of practice.

Interest in the leadership college has grown every year since 2010. The application deadline for the 2014 class has passed, but check the TMA Leadership College webpage next spring if you are interested in joining the 2015 class.

Action, Aug. 1, 2013