The University of Queensland medical leadership program: a case study

Knowles, Lynnette, O'Dowd, Corina, Hewett, David G., Schafer, Jennifer and Wilkinson, David (2012) The University of Queensland medical leadership program: a case study. Ochsner Journal, 12 4: 344-347.

Author Knowles, Lynnette
O'Dowd, Corina
Hewett, David G.
Schafer, Jennifer
Wilkinson, David
Title The University of Queensland medical leadership program: a case study
Journal name Ochsner Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1524-5012
Publication date 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 12
Issue 4
Start page 344
End page 347
Total pages 4
Place of publication New Orleans, United States
Publisher Ochsner Clinic
Language eng
Subject 2700 Medicine
Abstract Changes in modern healthcare's provision, complexity, and workforce demands provide a compelling rationale for an increasing emphasis on leadership development at all levels of training within the medical profession. Undergraduate medical education has traditionally focused on the development of clinical acumen with little emphasis on the development of leadership skills or on the operational and systemic issues surrounding healthcare delivery. Incorporating leadership education and competencies presents a number of challenges to medical schools, including defining the subject area, determining the specific skills and knowledge bases that should constitute the basis of the program, and optimizing training to be integrated into the existing clinical curriculum. We present a case study of the Medical Leadership Program at The University of Queensland School of Medicine that runs concurrent to the undergraduate medical degree. We outline the inception of the program, its aims, participant selection, and program components and reflect on the program to date.
Keyword Curriculum
Medical education
Medical student
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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