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2016 AAIM ELP

Program Overview

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Leaders within academic internal medicine who fill managerial roles often have not had opportunities to engage in formal educational experiences focused on the responsibilities of these positions. While recognition of success in the clinical, educational, or research arenas paves the way for promotion to department chair, program director, division chief, chief administrative officer, or other such positions, it is knowledge, skills, and attitudes about finances, planning, management, operations, and leadership that create the opportunity for success in new leadership roles.

Course Objectives
At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Apply techniques for assessing an organization’s ability to build and maintain success in a changing environment as well as approaches for diagnosing resistance to and implementing organizational change;
  • Recognize the nature of leadership in complex organizations;
  • Apply techniques for analyzing costs and designing management control systems and the role of operations analysis in improving organizational performance.

After completing this program, participants will have a better understanding of:

  • Techniques for assessing an organization's ability to build and maintain success in a changing environment.
  • The nature of leadership in complex organizations.
  • Techniques for analyzing costs and designing management control systems.
  • The link between strategy and marketing and the elements of a good marketing plan.
  • Approaches for diagnosing resistance to and implementing organizational change.
  • The role of operations analysis in improving organizational performance.


“This program was a highlight of my career. Learning about leading change in complex organizations and how funding decisions are made was eye opening. The small group sessions alongside chairs, chiefs, program directors and department administrators really forced us to apply the information to realistic case examples and to our own challenges within our institutions.”

hauer.jpg-Karen E. Hauer, MD, PhD
Associate Dean, Department of Medicine
University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine