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The Harvard Macy Institute Podcast: Leadership development for the health professions

The Harvard Macy Institute Podcast: Leadership development for the health professions

January 22, 2020

The Harvard Macy Institute Podcast aims to connect our Harvard Macy Institute community and to develop our interest in health professions education topics and literature. Our podcast is hosted by our Program for Educators in the Health Professions course faculty Victoria Brazil, and will feature interviews with health professions education authors and their research papers.

Podcast #2 explores Leadership development for health professionals with Cathy Green and Grant Phelps in preparation for the Monash Institute for Health and Clinical Education (MIHCE) Leadership and Innovations course.

What is leadership in healthcare? Who should our leaders be? And how do they develop the skills they need for these roles?

In this episode Victoria Brazil speaks with MIHCE Deputy Director Cathy Green and leadership development academic and gastroenterologist Grant Phelps. We start with Green et al., “Developing leadership skills in young ophthalmologists” and explore what we mean by ‘leadership,’ the role this plays in 21st century healthcare, and how we develop leadership across the continuum of health professions education.

We consider the specific role of leadership in complex systems and in teams, and the critical focus of leadership as an enabler of health service improvement.

And there are shout-outs to Marg Hay, the use of Twitter as a leadership tool, and a sneaky reference to Roy and HG for Australian listeners…..

Listen to the podcast on SoundCloud or Itunes  and watch out for new episodes this year which will be announced on our blog and our Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook social media channels.

Author BIO

Victoria Brazil, MD (Educators, ’05, Leaders ’07, Assessment ‘10) is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Simulation at Bond University Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine. Her research interests include podcasting and simulation, and she is co-producer of Simulcast - a podcast about healthcare simulation. Victoria can be followed on Twitter.

Virtual Communities of Practice in Health Professions Education

Virtual Communities of Practice in Health Professions Education

January 4, 2020

Introducing the Harvard Macy Institute Podcast: Virtual Communities of Practice in Health Professions Education

The Harvard Macy Institute Podcast aims to connect our Harvard Macy Institute community and to develop our interest in health professions education topics and literature. Our podcast is hosted by our Program for Educators in the Health Professions course faculty Victoria Brazil, and will feature interviews with health professions education authors and their research papers.

What is a virtual community of practice (vCoP)? How do we find ‘our people’ online for professional development and educational scholarship?

In this episode Victoria Brazil speaks with Leading Innovations in Health Care & Education alumnae Teresa Chan and Michelle Lin. We start with Yarris et al. Finding Your People in the Digital Age: Virtual Communities of Practice to Promote Education Scholarship, and explore the definition of a CoP and the ‘anatomy’ of a vCoP. Are these communities organic or intentional? We discuss leadership and success factors in cultivating a CoP through a number of outstanding examples – Academic Life in Emergency Medicine and CanadiEM - as well as some perils and pitfalls.

We consider the specific role of podcasts in supporting vCoPs and our guests point us toward another great read – Riddell et al. Independent and Interwoven: A Qualitative Exploration of Residents’ Experiences with Educational Podcasts.

And there are shoutouts to #HMIChat on Twitter, Dr. Kristina Dzara (@KristinaDzara) and the marvellous #KeyLimePodcast!

Watch out for new episodes this year which will be announced on our blog and our TwitterLinkedIn, and Facebook social media channels.

 

Host/Moderator BIO

Victoria Brazil, MD (Educators, ’05, Leaders ’07, Assessment ‘10) is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Simulation at Bond University Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine. Her research interests include podcasting and simulation, and she is co-producer of Simulcast - a podcast about healthcare simulation. Victoria can be followed on Twitter.

 

 

Happy New Year from the Harvard Macy Institute

Happy New Year from the Harvard Macy Institute

December 27, 2019

Happy New Year from the Harvard Macy Institute

Welcome to the Harvard Macy Institute podcast. Liz Armstrong extends New Year's greetings to our community, and outlines highlights and innovations in the Institute's work for 2020. Kristina Dzara gives us updates on the HMI blog, social media activities, and ways to stay in touch this year. Podcast host Vic Brazil gives us a taste of what's to come with the HMI podcast.