HealthLeaders Media November 21, 2022
Christopher Cheney

Physicians are trained in optimal patient care, and when they combine that background with administrative skills, they become dynamic leaders, according to the American Association for Physician Leadership.


– Physicians are trusted and respected by individuals inside and outside the healthcare sector, which is an advantage when they serve in leadership roles.

– Physicians do not receive management training during medical school or specialty training, so they need to develop those skills before taking on leadership roles.

– Having physicians in the C-Suite boosts medical staff engagement.

Physician leaders are uniquely qualified to guide health systems and hospitals, says Peter Angood, MD, president and CEO of the American Association for Physician Leadership.

Angood has authored a white paper...

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