STFM Launches Interprofessional Leading Change Fellowship

STFM has launched a new yearlong fellowship for mid-career and senior faculty in clinical leadership roles. The inaugural class of the Leading Change Fellowship will begin at the 2015 STFM Conference on Practice Improvement in December.

The fellowship curriculum and resources will educate and empower family medicine faculty to lead change within their institutions, larger surrounding environments, and at the national level. Throughout the fellowship year, teams will interact with mentors and attend training sessions at STFM conferences and via teleconference.

Fellows will participate as interprofessional dyads and will implement a practice change. “The dyad format recognizes that leadership, especially leadership around change, must include a highly-functioning team and the dyad is the first step in that process,”  said John Franko, MD, chair of the Leading Change Task Force. Dyads can include medical directors, clinical directors, clinical managers, practice coordinators, nursing leaders, behavioral health providers, or others in clinical leadership roles.

Teams interested in the fellowship should have a transformational goal in mind when applying.

The fellowship will be chaired by an interprofessional dyad: Jennifer Johnson, MSHS and Michael Mendoza, MD.

Application materials are due August 3. Teams selected for the inaugural fellowship will be announced in mid-September. For more information and application materials, visit the fellowship website or contact Melissa Abuel.

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