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HM14 Special Report: SHM Leadership Committee Meeting

This year’s SHM leadership committee meeting brought together a great group of thought leaders passionate about developing strong leaders for tomorrow. Hospitalists with an interest in leadership have at their disposal three SHM Leadership Academies. These academies build the foundations of effective leadership, teach team building and conflict resolution, and help leaders better understand finances in hospital medicine. In addition, the Certificate of Leadership in Hospital Medicine (CLHM) is a program through which hospitalists are recognized by SHM for their leadership skills and training.

Hospitalists receive expert consultation and guidance for a hospital system project that they would like to implement in their home institution and upon completion, receive a Certificate of Leadership in Hospital Medicine. One of the committee members also pointed out that as a certified leader himself, he has had more success with recruiting quality, career-oriented hospitalists.

Another exciting endeavor this year is our book club. Look for a definitive date in the near future for our second online book club meeting. I am most certainly excited about this meeting because our book of choice is one of my personal favorites: Lean in: women, work and the will to lead.

As an active community on HMX, we would like to hear from our SHM members, leaders and frontline hospitalists alike, about the kind of resources that you might need to help you become better hospitalist leaders at your institution.

Key Takeaways

  • Explore SHM Leadership Academies: foundation of leadership, personal excellence and team building, advanced leadership;
  • Receive mentorship from experts in our field for a project that you would like to implement at your hospital through SHM’s Certificate of Leadership in Hospital Medicine;
  • Let us know what resources you need to help you lead more effectively; and
  • Join in on the conversation at our next book club meeting where we will discuss Lean in: women, work, and the will to lead.

Dr. Kanikkannan is Hospitalist Medical Director and Assistant Professor of Medicine Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and serves on the SHM Leadership Committee. She is a member of Team Hospitalist.

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