LEAD Summit 2017

LEAD Summit



The idea for this Summit originated in 2015 when Neil Grunberg participated in the inaugural Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program – a six-month educational experience that is a collaboration among four U.S. Presidential Centers: the George W. Bush Presidential Center, the Clinton Foundation, the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation, and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation. PLS includes selected participants from a variety of sectors to learn from former presidents, key administration officials, respected presidential scholars, leading academics, and each other. The scholars create a Presidential Leadership Project (PLP) based on their interests and expertise. The Summit was Neil’s PLP during his participation in the PLS program and was refined by the USU LEAD team.

If you are interested in attending upcoming Leader and Leadership Summit and Working Group Meetings, please contact the USU LEAD team at usulead@usuhs.edu.

Summits moving forward

The LEAD Summit and Working Group Meetings have partnered with the International Leadership Association and will be held May 17-18, 2021. The theme for the 2021 Healthcare Leadership Conference is Strengthening Ties between Healthcare and Leadership.


 Summit III

The 2019 Leader and Leadership Summit and Working Group Meeting was held at USU in April 2019. The theme was “Leader and Leadership Education and Development Across the Healthcare Life-Cycle”. The purpose of this meeting was to share opinions, experiences, and current practices across the medical professional life-cycle. Attendees offered diverse perspectives relevant to leadership programs before, during, and after medical school. Three themes emerged from the meeting: the importance of common language; relevant and effective curriculum; and meaningful assessment across the life-cycle. Additionally, integration should occur within each step of the life-cycle and across the life-cycle to enhance the learning experience. To achieve these goals requires the
development of learners and faculty.

Participants at the 2019 meeting were:  Shashi Anand (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai), Erin Barry (USU), Eric Bean (University of South Florida, Lehigh Valley), Brian Clyne (Brown University), Joe Doty (Duke University), Neil Grunberg (USU), Allison Holliday (Harvard Medical School [student]), Nathan Hudepohl (Univesity of South Carolina), Tiffany Jordan (Hofstra University), Shira Kaplan (Association of American Medical Colleges), Hannah Kleber (USU), Nick Lennon (George Mason University), Ron Massey (Department of Veterans Affairs), John McManigle (USU), Bob Mitton (Navy Medicine Professional Development Center), Patrick O'Malley (USU), Lou Pangaro (USU), Lisa Perla (Department of Veterans Affairs), Jo Quinn (University of South Florida), Doug Robb (National Defense University), Eric Schoomaker (USU), Michael Seeleman (Churchill Consultants), Amy Smith (University of South Florida, Lehigh Valley), Arnold Steinlage (United States Military Academy), Michelle Szegda (West Point Preparatory School [student]),  Suzie Templer (Nova Southeastern University), Amy Waer (Texas A&M University), Joe Weistroffer (Western Michigan University), John Wightman (USU), Shelley Wilsey (International Leadership Association), Dean Winslow (Stanford University), Leah Wolfeld (McChrystal Group), Angela Yarnell (United States Military Academy).

To read more about Summit III discussions, see Leader and Leadership Education and Development in Medical Education across the Professional Life-Cycle.


Summit II

The 2018 Leader and Leadership Summit and Working Group Meeting was held at USU in April 2018. The purpose of this  meeting was on leader and leadership curricula and assessment measures. Themes within LEAD curricula include: (1) what to teach: relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities/attitudes (KSA) for specific topics; (2) when to teach: a life-cycle program woven through UME into
graduate medical education and beyond; and (3) how to teach: near peers, development of mentors, and near-term, practical applications of skills. Themes within LEAD assessments include: (1) what to assess: alignment with program goals and curriculum within a positive culture of assessment and trust; (2) when to assess: occur at times that are consistent with the learning objectives and curriculum to provide information on incremental "growth" of students and the program; (3) how to assess: use formative and summative, qualitative and quantitative measures that are reliable and valid.

Participants at the 2018 meeting were:  Gene Andersen (United States Naval War College), Erin Barry (USU), Eric Bean (University of Sourth Florida, Lehigh Valley), Andrew Bergemann (University of Texas at Austin), Mary Brueggemeyer (USU), Ronald Cervero (USU), Matthew Clark (United States Army), Joe Doty (Duke University), Kathryn Eklund (USU), David Fessell (University of Michigan), Tanja Fessel (Univesity of Michigan), Alexander Galifianakis (USU), Craig Goolsby (USU), Neil Grunberg (USU), Nathan Hudepohl (Brown University), Nancy Hueppchen (Johns Hopkins University), Hannah Kleber (USU), Shari Lawson (Johns Hopkins University), Lauren Mackenzie (Marine Corps University), Ron Massey (Department of Veterans Affairs), Christopher Mattos (United States Military Academy), John McManigle (USU), Katherine McOwen (Association of America Medical Colleges), David Musick (Virginia Tech University), Francis O’Connor (USU), Kathleen Ogle (George Washington University), Lou Pangaro (USU), Lisa Perla (USU), Penny Pierce (USU), Joann Quinn (University of South Florida), Stacey Rizza (Mayo Clinic), Doug Robb (USU), Carol Romano (USU), Eric Schoomaker (USU), Amy Smith (University of South Florida, Lehigh Valley), Steven Specter (University of South Florida), Erin Sullivan (Harvard Medical School), Dean Taylor (Duke University), Suzanne Templer (Nova Southeastern University), Joslyn Vaught (Mayo Clinic), David Wallace (United States Naval Academy), Joseph Weistroffer (Western Michigan University), Dean Winslow (Stanford), Melanie Wong-Dodge (United States Military Academy Preparatory School).

To read more about Summit II discussions, see Approaches for Curriculum and Assessment in Leader and Leadership Education and Development Programs in American Medical Schools.


Summit I

The inaugural Leader and Leadership Summit and Working Group Meeting was held at USU in April 2017. The purpose of this meeting was to share opinions, experiences, and current practices regarding medical student LEAD. The short-term goal was to create a network of professionals interested in medical student leader and leadership education and training. The long-term goals are to share concepts, curricula, and programs, and to identify and develop best practices for medical student leadership education through collaboration and scholarly activities. Participants overwhelmingly agreed that: (1) providing LEAD is an essential component of undergraduate medical education; (2) there currently is no single best LEAD program for all medical schools; (3) a clear purpose, goal, philosophy, and conceptual framework consistent with the mission and vision of each institution is needed; (4) assessment of students, programs, faculty must be incorporated; and (5) research and scholarship are essential for LEAD programs.

Participants at the 2017 meeting were: Erin Barry (USU), Stephen Bohan (Harvard University), Kathleen Calabrese (George Washington University), Charles Callahan (University of Maryland), Matthew Clark (United States Military Academy), Brian Clyne (Brown University), Matthew D’Angelo (USU), James Dobbs (United States Air Force Academy),  Joe Doty (Duke), David Fessell (University of Michigan), Arthur Gibb (United States Naval Academy), Neil Grunberg (USU), Joshua Hartzell (USU), Nathan Hudepohl (Brown University), Nancy Hueppchen (Johns Hopkins University), Terry Kind (George Washington University), Melinda Kalainoff (United States Military Academy), Hannah Kleber (USU), Jennie Lou (Nova Southeastern University), Ron Massey (Department of Veterans Affairs), John McManigle (USU), Anita Navarro (Association of America Medical Colleges), Francis O’Connor (USU), Michael O’Leary (Georgetown University), Joann Quinn (University of South Florida), Eric Schoomaker (USU), Diane Seibert (USU), Dean Taylor (Duke University), Suzanne Templer (University of South Florida, Lehigh Valley), Kristi-Jo Tutela-Dane (NYU), Mark Warner (Mayo Clinic), Dean Winslow (Stanford University), Melanie Wong-Dodge (United States Military Academy Preparatory School), Angela Yarnell (Walter Reed Army Institute of Research).

To read more about Summit I discussions, see Charting a Course for Leader and Leadership Education and Development in American Medical Schools


Participant Comments:

“LEAD was a great opportunity to learn about other undergraduate leadership medical education programs. The connections I made during our time together and the resources I gleaned have already started to shape how I plan to present curriculum going forward.” Suzanne Templer, University of South Florida, Lehigh Valley

I have participated in many leadership workshops throughout my military career, but this was by far the most educational, engaging, and enjoyable! The summit taught me new educational leadership techniques and expanded on ones that I was already aware of. I thoroughly enjoyed the interactive dialogue that occurred between all the participants.” Lt Col Dobbs, United States Air Force Academy

What a deeply meaningful opportunity to discuss with leaders in the field. It is heartening to know there are a variety of innovative curricula being planned and implemented, but yet with room for growth in the area of assessment and research. Thank you for bringing us together! Here's my 6 word story about the summit: Leading as I continue to learn.” Terry Kind, George Washington University

This was an incredible learning experience for me! The energy and the passion were contagious. I appreciate the opportunity to learn from all and I thoroughly enjoyed every session of the summit! I feel very energized and inspired!” Jennie Lou, Nova Southeastern University

The LEAD team did a wonderful job bringing together people from across medical education, as well as bringing in leadership resources from the military and scholarship to discuss this vitally important topic of leadership education for our future physicians!” Joann Quinn, University of South Florida

“This was a critically important meeting that has inspired me to work with our School of Medicine leadership to develop a program in leadership and ethics at our medical school and in out residency training programs. Big thanks to USUHS for hosting this meeting.” Dean Winslow, Stanford University