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AAMC GREAT & GWIMS Joint Webinar Series

The Group on Research Education and Training (GREAT) and the Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) are hosting a series of webinars to address some of the critical topics at the intersection of gender equity and biomedical research training.

Click the links below to learn more about and register for each webinar.

Paths to Leadership

  • Paths to Leadership is a School of Medicine program designed to provide emerging faculty leaders with the knowledge and skills to be effective leaders and managers. The learning is built around a leadership practicum designed by the participants themselves to deliver real value both to the participants and to OHSU.
  • Time: Approximately five months of weekly 1.5 hour meetings. Participants will typically spend up to 4 hours per week on pre- and post-session reading and project work.
  • Cost: There is no dollar cost to participants or participants' departments for this program for the cohort that beginning in January 2020. Applications for the 2020 cohort closed on December 2.

Relational Leadership Institute

  • The Relational Leadership Institute is a unique learning collaborative of participants from a range of primary care-related professions and career stages, learning essential competencies of Relational Leadership™ to improve individual leadership practice, teamwork, wellness, and clinical innovation efforts.
  • Time: Three full-day sessions and three 2-hour sessions. This course occurs twice a year (spring, fall).
  • Cost: Students – $200; residents – $400; faculty and health care providers (DC, DDS/DMD, DO, MD, NP, PA, RN) – $800; other health care professionals – $400

OHSU Performance Excellence System 

Leadership Foundations Program

  • The Leadership Foundations Program is an eight-week, eight-session certificate series designed to provide managers with advanced understanding of the behaviors, tools, and resources needed to be successful in a leadership role at OHSU. LFP addresses high-level management and leadership skills that are needed for the success of managers at OHSU. Faculty are welcome and encouraged to apply.
  • Time: 56 hours (8 full-day sessions). This course occurs three times per year and registration for each cohort opens at least six weeks before the first class date. Contact Anna Heinrich at heinrica@ohsu.edu or 503-494-1651 to be placed on the outreach list.
  • Cost: $500

OHSU/PSU Healthcare M.B.A.

  • The Healthcare M.B.A. is an executive program that challenges you to explore a full business curriculum entirely through the lens of health care, offered by Oregon Health & Science University's Division of Management and Portland State University's School of Business. You will develop a leadership mindset and a comprehensive understanding of the business of health care that will set you up for long-term success in a dynamic industry. The coursework is immediately applicable in your work environment. You will learn from outstanding faculty as well as your peer cohort of experienced health care professionals who share your passion for transforming health care.
  • Time: Designed for busy working professionals, the program is offered part-time in a hybrid course format (80% online, 20% in person) with completion of the degree over three years.
  • Cost: The Healthcare MBA is a 72 credit hour program. Tuition is based on the number of credit hours that each student is enrolled in and billed quarterly. 2018-2019 Tuition: $590 per credit hour, eligible for OHSU's $150/credit employee tuition benefit

OHSU M.S. in Healthcare Management

  • The Master of Science in Healthcare Management provides health care managers with the practical knowledge to lead teams, improve processes, and implement strategy within the complex world of health care delivery.
  • Time: Designed for busy working professionals, the program is offered part-time in a hybrid course format (80% online, 20% in person) enabling students to graduate in as little as 21 months.
  • Cost: The M.S. in Healthcare Management is a 52 credit hour program. Tuition is based on the number of credit hours that each student is enrolled in and billed quarterly. 2018-2019 Tuition: $590 per credit hour, eligible for OHSU's $150/credit employee tuition benefit. 

Extended courses and programs

The Foundation for Medical Excellence

  • Advanced Leadership Coaching Course: The Foundation for Medical Excellence is proud to partner with the Academy of Communication in Healthcare to sponsor an advanced leadership course in collegial coaching. This course is designed to meet the needs of physicians who serve as internal coaches for the clinical teams and health systems in which they work. You are an ideal fit for this program if you are in an established clinical practice and find yourself in a role in which you mentor, train, support and remediate a colleague’s performance. Download the brochure or register online for the April 30 - May 2 program.
  • Northwest Healthcare Leadership Institute: While many health systems in the Pacific Northwest have created their own leadership programs, no individual program can model the trans-institutional skills required to lead organizations in a future where business, health care, government, and community increasingly interact. This program will not teach everything a leader needs to know, because the requisite skills 5 years from now have not yet been defined. It will teach all the capacities a leader will need to guide a learning organization. Download the 2019/20 brochure to learn more.

Association of American Medical Colleges Leadership Development Courses

  • The AAMC provides executives, faculty, and administrators at member institutions with the skills required to lead and transform today's dynamic academic medical centers. Whether you are a senior-level leader, new to a leadership position, or in a role where you want to make a difference in your community and profession, AAMC can help you prepare to lead academic medicine into the future. For a full list of all AAMC leadership development courses, please consult the AAMC leadership course catalog.

Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine

  • Drexel University College of Medicine's program is a prestigious year-long fellowship that prepares senior women faculty to take on leadership roles in schools of medicine, dentistry and public health. The program is dedicated to developing the professional and personal skills required to lead and manage in today's complex health care environment, with special attention to the unique challenges facing women in leadership positions. More than 1,000 ELAM alumnae hold leadership positions — president, dean, chair — in institutions around the world.
  • OHSU can put forth two nominees for the program's 2020-21 class, one from the School of Medicine and one from the Schools of Dentistry, College of Pharmacy or OHSU-PSU School of Public Health. Internal applications are due December 4th. A selection committee will convene in early to mid December to decide on nominees that OHSU will advance for consideration. Potential dentistry, pharmacy and public health applicants are encouraged to discuss the program with their Deans, and School of Medicine applicants are encouraged to discuss the program with their Department Chair and/or Institute leaders to secure financial commitment and a planned leadership role after completion. Interested candidates and nominators should communicate early with Jeanne-Marie Guise for details on internal and external application processes. People with questions about the ELAM program are welcome to reach out to ELUMS: Sharon Anderson MD; Jeanne-Marie Guise MD MPH, Leslie Kahl MD, Phyllis Beemsterboemer MS EdD, Pamela Hughes DDS, Renee Edwards MD MBA, or Donna Hansel, MD, PhD.
  • Time: One-year fellowship
  • Cost: $15,600


Conferences and seminars

Leadership Strategies for Evolving Health Care Executives
October 20 - November 12, 2020 (Online)

GME Leadership Development Certificate Program (The application process for the 2021-2022 program will open in Spring 2020)