Turning Orthopaedic Surgeons into Leaders

The Feagin leadership program provides formal leadership training

Julie A. Neumann, MD; Kathryne J. Stabile, MD, MS; Ann H. Taylor, BSN; BG (retired) Maureen K. LeBoeuf, EdD; LTC (retired) Joe Doty, PhD; COL (retired) Dean C. Taylor, MD

Physicians are expected to lead their patients, their colleagues, their communities, and themselves, despite the well-known fact that formal leadership training and education is typically lacking in today’s medical curricula. Although leadership skills can be strengthened through practice, persistence, and feedback from coaches or colleagues, many physicians do not attain this awareness until late in their career (if they attain it at all) and rarely is it acquired formally through education.

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