Emerging Physician Leaders Program

"Leadership on the Line," early on provided a very useful paradigm of leadership that helped frame our discussions”

“The meetings with leaders were set up so that we had preparatory work beforehand and a debriefing session afterward.”

“…we were able to put the theory into practice with our small group sessions."

“I think we all thought at the beginning that a full day and a half every 4 months was more than any of us could spare, but it was the best day and a half educationally of any I've spent at the U.”

“The value of the friendships and connections was as important as the learning about leadership, and not unrelated.” -Chandy John, M.D.

“It was unique and particularly rewarding for the group to be similar in rank as junior to mid-level faculty peers.” -Genevieve Melton-Meaux, M.D., M.A.

“What made the experience so unique was the protected time to develop relationships with colleagues across the healthcare system in a format that nurtured ideals of leadership.” - Rosemary Kelly, M.D.

“The richest conversations for me were those about Adaptive Leadership based on work by Heifetz and Linsky, and Crucial Conversations. Those are areas that most physicians have had no exposure to and in my opinion have the most trouble with taking on administrative roles.” - Gary Bryant, M.D., F.A.C.P.

“The most valuable part of the EPLP program was the protected time to develop relationships with other members of the organization outside my silo of activity.”

“Our communication skills and capacity as leaders evolved significantly in this environment. It's not a process that is amenable to lectures. Time must be carved out for participants to spend a day or a day-and-a-half together on a regular basis.” - John Andrews, M.D.

“I now know 30 people I did not know and have formed some professional relationships and friendships that make a bigger difference on me as a leader and a person than any series of lectures could have possibly given me. “

“It was no coincidence that of the 12 physicians at the UMMC Medical Executive Committee meeting last week that 8 of them were past grads or current participants of EPLP.” - Brian Sick, M.D.

"Not only has EPLP advanced my own abilities, it has allowed me to implement leadership and communication curriculum for my residents. EPLP identified and clarified important content for a leadership curriculum, and developed a number of habits I needed to effectively implement new curriculum. Our residency program has already seen practical benefit from the resident cohort who now approach residency and patient care problems from a different, and more productive, perspective." - Kirby Clark, M.D.