Pearls for Leaders in Academic Medicine by Emery A WilsonPearls for Leaders in Academic Medicine by Emery A Wilson

Pearls for Leaders in Academic Medicine

byEmery A Wilson, Jay A. Perman, D. Clawson

Paperback | May 19, 2008

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"Pearls for Leaders in Academic Medicine" is a collection of concise bits of advice for medical school administrators on how to manage the challenges of playing a leadership role. The book covers topics ranging from how to negotiate the terms of a contract once you have accepted an administrative position, to broaching difficult subjects like termination, to managing budget crises. The authors have several years of experience as leaders in academic medicine and each "pearl" is the product of their practical expertise.

The book is formatted in a way that anyone who has gone to medical school will appreciate. Providing short, to-the-point answers to specific questions without the hassle of having to sort through unnecessary information. The "pearls" format is ideal for the busy faculty member who does not have time to waste.

Humorous and easily accessible, "Pearls for Leaders in Academic Medicine" is an invaluable resource for deans, department chairs, section chiefs and other senior level medical school administrators. However, it also provides insight for those considering a career as a leader in academic medicine, allowing them the benefit of advice from experienced leaders.

Dr. Wilson is the director of the Office of Health Research and Development and dean emeritus of the UK College of Medicine. He has earned a national reputation for his work as a reproductive endocrinologist. In 1985, one of his patients had Kentucky's first successful pregnancy by in vitro fertilization. He is the author of more than ...
Title:Pearls for Leaders in Academic MedicineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 20.3 × 12.7 × 0.01 inPublished:May 19, 2008Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387771131

ISBN - 13:9780387771137

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Table of Contents

Preparing to be a Medical School Leader.- Negotiating a Contract.- Dispelling the Myths of Academic Medicine.- Adjusting to the Position.- Realizing that Education is the Priority.- Developing and Growing Research.- Caring for Others.- Keeping an Eye on the Money.- Managing a Financial Crisis.- Managing Organizational Change.- Relating to Faculty and Students.- Relating to the Media.- Connecting to the Community.- Talking About Things We Don't Like to Talk About.- Applying Management Principles to Academic Leadership.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This is a small pocket guide of succinct advice for physicians in leadership positions in academic medicine. ... Physicians and surgeons preparing for academic practice or anticipating a leadership role in academic practice are an appropriate audience ... . thus any medical or surgical specialist could enjoy this book." (David J. Dries, Doody's Review Service, December, 2008)