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2012 Executive Development Seminar for Associate Deans and Department Chairs

September 27 - October 1, 2012
Babson Executive Conference Center

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Continuing Medical Education Credit
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Association of American Medical Colleges. The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Jointly sponsored by the AAMC and the University of California San Diego, School of Medicine

Educational Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
• Explore legal issues and the implications for management and decision making in the academic medical center
• Develop a better understanding of the role values play in creating cultures of integrity in academic medical centers
• Examine the influence of temperament and communication styles on team development, group effectiveness, and the management of scientists and professionals
• Develop a deeper appreciation for technical financial management, physician and hospital reimbursement, and departmental budgeting
• Enhance skills in effectively crafting messages and managing communications
• Examine strategies for increasing the likelihood of success in the implementation of planned change
• Enhance fundamental skills of effective negotiation and influence
• Summarize teamwork and the art of leading teams and,
• Explore the nature and development of leadership in the academic medical center

Needs Assessment/Practice Gaps:
Many leaders in academic medicine and science have impeccable clinical and scientific training. Typically, they have demonstrated a high level of competence in their areas of expertise. However, most of these leaders have no specific training in personnel management, legal issues in higher education, communications (both interpersonal and inter-organizational) in the clinical environment, and financial management. Likewise, practice gaps occur due to the lack of training on working as members and leaders of inter-professional health care teams. Through our review of the extent literature and interviews with persons entering leadership roles, we identified several gaps in training and designed the AAMC Executive Development Seminar to address these needs in these areas. Filling these gaps through helping participants to develop an enhanced behavioral repertoire impacts their ability to practice medicine as well as to lead others, especially when working as members of interdisciplinary health professional teams.

Credit Designation Statement:
The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 31 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency:
California Assembly Bill 1195 requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. It is the intent of the bill, which went into effect on July 1, 2006, to encourage physicians and surgeons, CME providers in the state of California, and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population through appropriate professional development. The planners, speakers and authors of this CME activity have been encouraged to address issues relevant in their topic area. Additional resources and information about AB1195 can be found on the UCSD CME website at