Emerging Physician Leadership Program (EPLP)

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This newly created 2-year program is designed for early- to mid-career physicians with either A) prior education in business/leadership (e.g. MBA or other Leadership Development Program) or B) prior administrative/management experience who wish to pursue leadership positions in a health care environment. The program is open to physicians across the BCH system and provides education, coaching and mentoring in a broad range of aspects of executive leadership. The program consists of both didactic teaching and interactive discussion on a range of topics facing leadership today. Participants will be challenged to offer solutions and ideas, developing skills suited for the next generation of hospital leaders.

The diverse faculty consists of members of the BCH executive leadership team, hospital leaders across the enterprise, and guest speakers including faculty from the Harvard Business School. Topics include: leadership, strategy, organizational structure and navigation, operations management, financial management and budgeting, human resource management (retention and recruitment), non-clinical missions and funding including philanthropy and research, team-building and negotiation skills, legal considerations and risk-management, communication and marketing, among others.

EPLP Session Schedule

SessionDateLocation
Session 1: Introduction to the Emerging Physician Leadership ProgramNovember 1, 20221 Autumn Street – Auditorium A
Session 2: The Structure of Boston Children’s HospitalDecember 13, 2022Karp 1 Boardroom
Session 3: Financial Management – Capital BudgetingJanuary 24, 2023Karp 1 Boardroom
Session 4: Departmental/Division Strategy – Free-Standing Imaging CentersMarch 7, 2023Karp 1 Boardroom
Session 5: Managing PhysiciansKarp 1 Boardroom
Session 6: The Great ResignationKarp 1 Boardroom
Session 7: Women in LeadershipKarp 1 Boardroom
Session 8: Innovation and Digital Health at BCHKarp 1 Boardroom
Session 9: Marketing and Communications at BCHKarp 1 Boardroom
Session 10: Karp 1 Boardroom
Session 11: Karp 1 Boardroom
Session 12Karp 1 Boardroom
All sessions will take place from 4:00pm – 6:00pm

The educational goals of the course are as follows:

  1. To offer education, coaching, and mentoring in executive leadership for the next generation of leaders through didactic teaching and interactive case presentations, including live cases involving decisions being considered by hospital leadership.  
  2. To advise the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs on opportunities and barriers to the development of mid-career professional medical staff.
  3. To consider leadership opportunities for active mid-career medical staff across the delivery of medical services at BCH. 
  4. To demonstrate effective leadership skills, including communication techniques and professionalism in interaction with colleagues
  5. To demonstrate and teach skills that are useful in enlisting and mobilizing a diverse health care team including techniques to build influence.
  6. To explore diverse perspectives and listen to new or unfamiliar ideas or perspectives while withholding judgment
  7. To increase empathy, knowledge and awareness about the different backgrounds of individuals within the BCH system.

Course Directors: Sarah Bixby, MD, MBA &William Meehan, MD

Course Consultants: Sharon Silk, MPH & Mathieu Gaulin, CPMSM, CPCS

Course Coordinator: Jay Joynes, CCEP, CHC


EPLP Course Faculty

Session TitleSession Presenter
Introduction to the Emerging Physician Leadership ProgramPeter Laussen, MBBS, FANZCA, FCICM
Paul Hickey, MD
John Mayer, MD
The Structure of Boston Children’s HospitalWilliam Meehan, MD
Financial Management – Capital BudgetingDonna Casey
Departmental/Division Strategy – Free-standing Imaging CentersSarah Bixby, MD, MBA & Richard Robertson, MD
The Great ResignationDick Argys
Marketing & Communications at Boston Children’s HospitalRoddy Young
Women in LeadershipSandra Fenwick
Diversity, Equity & InclusionValerie Ward, MD, MPH
Supply Chain Problems in Health CareDick Argys & Shannon Manzi, PharmD