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 ChristianaCare. 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 ChristianaCare.
  • 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 ChristianaCare 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 ChristianaCare 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 ChristianaCare Way.

See a sample calendar for the class

Course Director

Allen Friedland, M.D., FACP, FAAP
Program Director, Combined Med-Peds Residency Program