Why the PAFP Leadership Institute exists
The PAFP Leadership Institute provides members with the skills to be influential community leaders and advocates of family medicine.
The specific strategies embedded within the PAFP Leadership Institute that will carry out the mission
- Develop communication skills in all forms, and for all audiences, to affect comprehension and change.
- Explore business aspects of family medicine, including but not limited to: marketing, finance, risk assessment, ethics, negotiation, and change management.
- Understand the role of technology and its increasing impact on family medicine.
- Develop an understanding of emotional intelligence and its impact on leadership.
- Become a source of knowledge, inspiration and mentorship to others.
A program specifically tailored to help physicians accomplish their leadership goals
A Tailored Program for Physician Leaders
The PAFP's mission is to support Pennsylvania’s family physicians through education and advocacy. As a result, the organization thoroughly understands the forces that impact today’s physicians and will utilize this expertise to design exceptional, customized experiences for participants in the Leadership Institute.
A Supportive Community of Peers
Among the ranks of PAFP members are some of the most influential physician leaders in the state. The Leadership Institute leverages this valuable source of talent and experience to develop its training and to build an accessible network for future leaders. The Institute will provide physicians with opportunities to be uniquely instructed through interactive events and skill-sharpening activities with other experienced physicians.
Leadership Development and Strategic Decision Making
As a physician-focused association, it is the physicians themselves who directly govern the PAFP. Involvement in PAFP governance has exposed members to a broad range of strategic initiatives that have refined their management skills, and inspired an appreciation for the impact of vision/mission statements, goals and action plans. In today’s shifting health care environment, family physicians need to thoughtfully strategic in leading themselves and their teams.
Experience in Practice Transformation and Leadership
Because the PAFP has directly helped businesses navigate practice transformation, it understands the significant challenges inherent in creating an effective, modern health care practice with physicians who are well-versed in prudently administering human, capital and financial resources.
Continuing the Legacy of Quality Training and Events
Physician-centered education and training has always been at the forefront of PAFP member services; therefore, the PAFP has earned the credibility, reputation and exclusive expertise to design this program. Physicians will be exposed to books, on-line learning opportunities, accomplished leaders and presenters, case studies, interactive groups, and future conferences. These resources are designed to progressively develop their leadership proficiencies so they are positioned to continue providing unmatched medical services to patients, influence public policy, and (if desired) actively participate in the communities they serve.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I be involved?
By being involved in the Leadership Institute you will have an enhanced understanding of the various schools of thought in leadership, and how it relates to the practice and advocacy of family medicine.
When will the Leadership Institute start?
Where will the course offerings take place, especially given the time constraints of our members?
The programs will be offered through a series of venues, include online sessions as well as interactive face-to-face opportunities.
*Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.