Donnita Pelser,Kansas Univ. School of Med- Wichita,Wichita,KS; Cathy Chavez,UI Carver College of Medicine,,; Gretchen Shawver,Stanford School of Medicine,,


Both Curriculum and Clerkship Administrators have the opportunity to make a real difference for their individual institutions, programs and clerkships.  The certificate program builds upon the premise that professionalism is an approach to one's work.  The Curriculum and Clerkship Administrators bring skills from a wide spectrum of specialties and experiences. 

This is a multifacted program that is composed of two mini-workshops.  The first workshop, "Embracing Your Leadership Potential," helps participants to understand leadership qualities they posses in their role in medical education.  They discover the importance of emotional intelligence in the workplace and its role in leadership. Articulate communication strategies with their course directors, medical students and other medical education personnel.  The second workshop, "Charting a Course: From Theory to Practice," helps the participant to better understand the dichotomy of the institutional culture and their won personal mission and values as a key factor in being able to succesfully achieve personal and organzational goals. 

  1. Understand key leadership concepts
  2. Explore and recognize the role the Curriculum/Clerkship Administrator as a leader in medical education
  3. Understanding emotional intelligence in leadership
  4. Enhance communication skills with course directors, medical students and other medical education personnel
  5. Articulate a personal mission statement
  6. Understand how personal values align with one's organization
  7. Thinking outside the box.  Looking at new ways of thinking, planning and organizing
  8. Create career development project action plan to enhance the participant's skills or their clerkship.
  9. Understanding what research is and basic research method

Methods and Content:

Participants will work in both large and small group settings.  In small groups the participants will discuss crucial conversation scenarios, leadership scenarios, articulating goals, and writing personal mission statements.  Additonally, the groups will collaborate on career enhancement project topics.