At CHLM we look at five pathways to leadership. Clinical. Administrative. Education. Research. Other.
1. Clinical: clinical leadership is based on ensuring optimal care for patients and overcoming problems in the clinical workspace or healthcare delivery system. Clinical leader focuses on becoming an expert in a given medical or surgical specialty, patient population, procedure, treatment pathway, and or protocols.
2. Administrative. These leaders utilize leadership and management competencies above and beyond their clinical skill set to positively impact patient care. These leaders are aspiring or experts in the business of medicine, clinical quality, compliance, staffing, and revenue cycle management.
3. Education. A leader in education focuses on the creative, comprehensive, and technical education, the educational process, and or the preceptorship of future medical professionals (including but not limited to PAs).
4. Research. These leaders or primary investigators may lead and manage a research team, secure new research grants, publish, respond to institutional issues and agendas, and/or maintain and develop their own research expertise.
5. Other. The other category is inclusive of many other pathways for leadership including entrepreneurship, industry, consulting, volunteer leadership, etc. Entrepreneurial leaders have or seek to design, launch, and run a business utilizing their PA skill set. Leaders in industry provide clinical consultation and education to those in industries that support providers and the clinical delivery system. Volunteer leadership consists of those that volunteer their time and expertise on Association boards, state medical boards, and committees to positively impact the Association and/or constituents.