Physician Leadership During Challenging Times
Providing effective leadership in our current healthcare environment is important. As the influence of health care reform continues to unfold, physicians’ roles and the needs of their organizations are changing. Leaders must create and sustain an environment that promotes teamwork and fosters a culture of quality and patient safety. This proves especially important when leading during a time of change. A panel of expert healthcare leaders will provide insight into their views of the desired attributes of physician leaders. Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 800-621-8335. Should you have any questions regarding the content, please contact Katie Pajak at or 1-312-464-5450.
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Physician Leadership During Challenging Times  
Release Date: February 15, 2013
Expiration Date: June 7, 2017 


At the end of this activity, physicians should be able to:

  1. Discuss multiple views of physician leadership needs in today's healthcare environment.  
  2. Describe the specific attributes and skills required for a physician leader to be successful.
  3. Discuss the effective approaches to improve physician leadership.
  4. Examine how to create and sustain an environment that promotes both teamwork and ensures quality patient care. 

Target Audience
This activity is designed for physician leaders. 

Statement of Need
There is a need to provide leadership education to enable physicians to create and sustain an environment that promotes teamwork and fosters a culture quality and safety. 

Statement of Competency
This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/ACGME competencies: patient care; interpersonal and communication skills; and professionalism.

Accreditation Statement
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The American Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Receiving Your CME Credit
To claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, you must; 1) view the webinar in its entirety, 2) successfully complete the quiz by answering 8 out of 9 questions correctly and 3) complete the evaluation. 

CME Activity Planning Committee
Hoyt Burdick, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
Jim DeNuccio, MBA - Director of Physicians in Practice/AMA
Jim Goodyear, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
Jay Gregory, MD - OMSS Governing Council Immediate Past Chair/AMA

Gale Hazen, MD - OMSS Governing Council Member-at-Large B/AMA

Brian Johnston, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
Mary Kelly - CME Program Committee/AMA
Carole Moodhe, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
Lee S. Perrin, MD - OMSS Governing Council Delegate/AMA
Arthur D. Snow, Jr, MD - OMSS Governing Council Chair/AMA
Barbara Spivak, MD - President and Board Chair, Mount Auburn Cambridge IPA, MA
Katie Pajak, MEd - Program Development Administrator/AMA
Carrie Waller - Manager, IPPS/AMA

Moderator: Joseph Heyman - OMSS Representative, AMA

John Combes, MD - Senior Vice President, American Hospital Association (AHA) and President, Center for Healthcare Governance (CHG)
Jay Gregory, MD - Immediate Past Chair, OMSS Governing Council, AMA
Grace Terrell, MD, MMM, FACP, FACPE - General Internist and Chief Executive Officer, Cornerstone Healthcare, PA
Chris Van Gorder, FACHE - President and CEO, Scripps Healthcare

Disclosure Statement

The content of this activity does not relate to any product of a commercial interest as defined by the ACCME; therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to disclose for the planners or faculty.  

Hardware/software Requirements
Screen resolution of 800X600 or higher.
Web Browser: MS Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher, Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc. 
Browser Plug-in: Adobe Flash Player
PDF Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher.

Audio speakers or headphones

Should you have any questions regarding the content of the activity, please contact Katie Pajak at or 312-464-5450. 

Should you have any technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 800-621-8335.

Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
Activity Price
147 Registered Users
2 Credits> AMA> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

0 Credits> AMA> Certificate of Participation for Non-Physicians