Leadership Development

Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program

LEED-R: Leadership Excellence EDucation – Residents, Fellows

Physician leadership development (post graduate medical education) is a recent focus at Christiana Care Health System; however, leadership development at the graduate medical education level (residents and fellows) has not been offered in-house. With an increased emphasis on working in high functioning teams, attaining new competencies/milestones and providing value-based care- it is more compelling than ever for our future physician leaders (residents/fellows) to develop leadership behaviors and applicable skills earlier in their careers for current and future roles

Description – The Resident Leadership Elective Provides:

  • A two-week block of protected time (no clinical duties) for intensive leadership development for an inter-departmental, inter-institutional group of 25 select residents/fellows from across the system.
  • Practical knowledge, skills, and attitudes critical to become effective leaders using an educational plan not covered in the residency/fellowship curriculum at Christiana Care Health System.
  • An intensive program that includes classroom delivery (internal and external content experts), e-learning, small group work, social learning, articles/case studies, experiential learning games, private journaling and interaction with Christiana Care Health System leadership, as well as a leadership challenge project to be completed in the months following the elective.
  • Content based on evidence based leadership competencies from the National Center for Healthcare Leadership and the Christiana Care Leadership Behaviors, in the context of health system strategy.

Program Learning Objectives

  • At the completion of this leadership elective, Resident/Fellow Physicians should:
    Be more aware of their own leadership styles, the impact they have on others, and be able to flex their styles to improve communication and collaboration.
  • Be capable of assuming a leadership role during their residency programs and also in future practice, the community and their profession.
  • Be able to communicate effectively, influence others and successfully manage teams and address conflict.
  • Understand healthcare costs within their area of responsibility and promote value-based care.
  • Be able to build relationships, work inter-professionally, promote patient satisfaction, ensure quality, demonstrate empathy and cultural sensitivity, and foster equality of care across patient populations.
  • Be prepared to both participate in and lead change projects, execute a project plan, and run effective meetings.
  • Exemplify the Christiana Care Way.

See a sample calendar for the class

Course Co-Directors

Allen Friedland, M.D., FACP, FAAP
Program Director, Combined Med-Peds Residency Program
Clinical Faculty, Transition Care Practice (TCP)
Associate Professor Internal Medicine and Pediatrics,

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Chair, American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Med-Peds

Barbara A. Monegan, MA, FABC
Director – Talent Management & Leadership Development
Director – Center for Transforming Leadership/Center for Employee & Career Development
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