Harvard Macy Institute Podcast

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.