2015 Fall Chairs Courses (ANA)

The Role of ‘Role Players' in the 21st Century Department
Sunday, September 27, 2015

David Lee Gordon, MD
Chair of Neurology
University of Oklahoma
Slides: Dr. Gordon, Mission-Based Hiring

Steven L. Small, MD, PhD
Chair of Neurology
UC Irvine
Slides: Dr. Small, General Clinical Neurology

Changes in healthcare delivery and reimbursement, a progressively competitive marketplace, and shrinking research revenue have forced academic medicine to address demands for improved clinical performance and productivity.  The combination of these forces has driven a move away from the ideal of a triple-threat academician towards a division of labor along the core missions - patient care, education, and research.   This course will consist of a short presentation about mission-based hiring (David Lee Gordon, University of Oklahoma), a short presentation about the incorporation of general and community neurologists into an academic practice (Steven Small, University of California, Irvine), and comments from a panel of chairs who have dealt with these issues followed by an open discussion session.


Optimizing the Use of Mid-Level Providers in an Academic Neurology Practice
Monday, September 28, 2015

Gretchen E. Tietjen, MD
Chair of Neurology
University of Toledo
Slides: Dr. Tietjen, APP in Academic Neurology

David C. Good, MD
Chair of Neurology
Pennsylvania State University

One often touted response to increasing patient demand for neurology services is for departments to hire mid-level providers as ‘physician extenders’. Dr. Gretchen Tietjen (University of Toledo) and Dr. David Good (Penn State) will present different models for the use of mid-levels, and discuss the pros and cons of ‘physician extenders’ in an academic practice environment. The session will include ample time for open discussion and sharing of experience from all participants.


Chairing a Department: If You Can't Laugh, You're Done
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Nina Schor, MD, PhD
Chair of Pediatrics
University of Rochester School of Medicine
Slides: Dr. Schor, Chairing a Department

Being the Chair of a clinical department is an increasingly complex task.  Chairs juggle oversight of and responsibility for clinical service; research; education and career development at many levels; local, regional, and national politics; fundraising; ethical and legal matters; community relations and advocacy; and finances.  This presentation will explore the tools and mechanisms that underlie successful leadership.  Be sure to bring your questions and experiences for discussion!

At the completion of this series, attendees will understand:

  • What is mission-based hiring and how does it apply to recruitment of faculty?
  • What are successful strategies for incorporating general neurologists into an academic department?
  • What strategies may be employed to most effectively utilize advanced practice providers in an academic department?
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