CME Course

Building Leadership Skills in Medicine

The goal of this activity is to help providers understand the criticality of physician leadership for healthcare systems to be successful, the unique skill set required of physician leaders, and to gain a personal understanding of how they can contribute in leadership roles.

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Target Audience

 All healthcare providers.

Goals and Objectives

Physician leadership is critical to success in the evolving healthcare landscape. Medical school and residency training often lack detailed training in skills required to be a physician leader. The goal of this activity is to help providers understand the criticality of physician leadership for healthcare systems to be successful, the unique skill set required of physician leaders, and to gain a personal understanding of how they can contribute in leadership roles. At the conclusion of the session, learners should be better prepared to:

  1. List at least three skills that physician leaders should have to be successful leaders;
  2. Explain how the role of a physician leader is different than the role of a practicing physician;
  3. Describe the spectrum of leadership opportunities that exists for physicians from the individual practice level to an executive role at a hospital or healthcare system.

Course Information

CME Release Date: November 10, 2020
Valid for credit through: November 10, 2021
Course type: Video Lecture
Estimated time of completion: 30 Minutes

Credits Available

Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Southern Medical Association designates this Journal-based CME activity for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

AANPCP: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Healthcare Professionals
For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.  All healthcare professionals who are not MDs or DOs will receive a certificate of participation.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated; learners should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period noted, following these steps:

  • Read the course description, accreditation information, and disclosure information.
  • Login to access the course content and resources for further study.
  • Complete the activity evaluation and attestation.

Upon successful completion of the test, evaluation and attestation, your certificate will be processed and emailed from customerservice@sma.org within approximately 1 hour. Credits will be archived for 6 years; at any point within this time period you may login to your account to print a duplicate copy of your certificate.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

The content of the CME certified activity does not relate to products or services of an ACCME defined commercial interest.  Therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to identify and no conflicts of interest to identify or resolve.

Kevin Hartman, MD

Dr. Hartman is an internal medicine physician and the Chief Medical Officer at Bon Secours Mercy Health. He lives in the Cincinnati area with his wife and 4 children, and enjoys spending time with family, being outdoors, exercise, and watching sports.

Course Materials

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