Pearls for Leaders in Academic Medicine

Authors: Wilson, Emery A, Perman, Jay A., Clawson, D.

  • Quick, concise, practical insights into the world of academic leadership
  • Perfect for department heads, division chiefs, deans and other administrators
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About this book

"If a leader is a person who does the right thing and a manager is a person who does things right, medical school administrators today must be both." 

Smart, succinct, and pragmatic, Pearls for Leaders in Academic Medicine is an essential handbook for every physician who aims to succeed in the often cutthroat and complex web of medical school and hospital administration. The "pearls" format provides easily accessible and to-the-point answers to specific inquiries, making it ideal for the fast-paced, busy administrative culture. The book covers a variety of salient topics including contract negotiation, the myths of academic medicine, media relations, grant approvals, and the always difficult issue of departmental budgets. Experienced deans offer their own counsel, such as:

 "There is always time to think. If after analyzing an issue, you remain unconvinced, go with your instincts honed by a career in academia. Never forget your core values and the academic mission." Gerald S. Levey, MD, Dean, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

 "The dean needs to be able to exhibit the steely confidence of Chili Palmer in Get Shorty, the decisive problem solving of Winston Wolfe in Pulp Fiction, and the quiet and magical sincerity of Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter series." Thomas A. Deutsch, MD, Dean of Rush Medical College, Chicago

The authors draw not only from their own experience to uncover these practical insights, but they have also called upon their administrative colleagues across the country for their expertise. Pearls for Leaders in Academic Medicine will prove to be an invaluable resource for deans, department chairs, section chiefs, senior level administrators, and those who are just beginning down the path to becoming a leader in academic medicine.

About the authors

Dr. Wilson is the director of the Office of Health Research and Development and dean emeritus of the UK College of Medicine. He has earned a national reputation for his work as a reproductive endocrinologist. In 1985, one of his patients had Kentucky’s first successful pregnancy by in vitro fertilization. He is the author of more than 130 articles and abstracts and has published four books.

 

Wilson was dean of the College of Medicine for 17 years. Under his direction, the College of Medicine became nationally recognized for educational innovations.

 

After completing a residency in obstetrics and genecology and serving in the U.S. Air Force, he held a faculty position and a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at Harvard Medical School. He returned to the University of Kentucky College of Medicine faculty in 1976. He is professor of obstetrics and gynecology in addition to his administrative duties.

 

He has served on the executive council of the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Counsel of Deans Administrative Board. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a member of many societies, including the American Medical Association, the Kentucky Medical Association, Society for Gynecologic Investigation, and the Royal Society of Medicine.

 

 

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This is a small pocket guide of succinct advice for physicians in leadership positions in academic medicine. ... Physicians and surgeons preparing for academic practice or anticipating a leadership role in academic practice are an appropriate audience ... . thus any medical or surgical specialist could enjoy this book." (David J. Dries, Doody's Review Service, December, 2008)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pearls for Leaders in Academic Medicine
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-77114-4
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-77114-4
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-77113-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 72
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