The Inaugural Medical Student Leader and Leadership Summit took place at USUHS on April 4, 2017. It was hosted by the USU LEAD team. The day was filled with conversation, ways forward, and positive takeaways regarding the future of health leadership.
The purpose of the Summit was to share opinions, experiences, and current practices. 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 came from medical schools across the country, service academies, the VA, and AAMC:
Erin Barry, MS (USUHS), Stephen Bohan, MD (Harvard), Kathleen Calabrese, MD (George Washington University), Charles Callahan, DO (USUHS and University of Maryland), LTC Matthew G. Clark, PhD, PMP, Brian Clyne, MD (Brown), Matthew D’Angelo, CRNA, DNP (GSN, USUHS), Lt Col James Dobbs, PhD (US Air Force Academy), Melanie A. Wong Dodge, MBA (USMA Preparatory School), Joe Doty, PhD (Duke), David Fessell, MD (University of Michigan), CDR Arthur Gibb, III, PhD (US Naval Academy), Neil Grunberg, PhD (USUhS), LTC Joshua Hartzell, MD, FACP, FIDSA (USUHS), Nathan J. Hudepohl, MD, MS, MPH (Brown), Nancy Hueppchen, MD, MSc (Hopkins), Terry Kind, MD (George Washington University), COL Melinda Kalainoff, PhD (US Military Academy), Hannah Kleber, BA (USUHS), Jennie Lou, MD, MSc (Nova Southeastern University), Ron Massey, MPA (VA), John McManigle MD (USUHS), Anita Navarro, EdD (AAMC), Francis O’Connor COL (ret), MD, MPH (USUHS), Michael O’Leary, PhD (Georgetown), Joann Farrell Quinn, PhD (University of South Florida), Eric Schoomaker, MD, PhD (USUHS), Diane Seibert, PhD (GSN, USUHS), Dean Taylor, MD (Duke), Suzanne Templer, DO (USF/Lehigh Valley), Kristi-Jo Tutela-Dane, JD (NYU), Mark Warner, MD (Mayo), Dean Winslow, MD (Stanford), MAJ Angela Yarnell, PhD (WRAIR)
The idea for this Summit originated in 2015 when Dr. 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 is Neil’s PLP which was designed during his participation in the PLS program and was refined by the USU LEAD team.
“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, 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, USAFA
“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