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The Distinction in Leadership in Academic Healthcare program is offered by the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine in collaboration with the Rutgers Center for Organizational Leadership. Contact Dr. Carol Terregino or Dr. Ralph Gigliotti for further information or questions.

Program Objectives

  • Identify the challenges and opportunities associated with leadership in academic medical centers.
  • Gain a greater understanding of fundamental perspectives and concepts of leadership and communication, along with a better understanding of the structure and landscape of academic medicine and academic medical center.
  • Increase understanding of important dimensions of administration, including organizational structure and mission, finance and budgeting, legal and regulatory issues, diversity, and ethics, along with specific tools needed for leadership in academic medical centers.
  • Interact with senior leaders from the academic medical center and higher education more broadly.
  • Enhance personal and professional leadership competencies in formal and informal settings.
  • Learn from the experiences of others through a four-week field experience.
  • Lead a field-based project from conception through completion.

Program Goals

  • As a result of participating in the program, students will gain a deeper understanding of their individual leadership and communication styles.
  • As a result of participating in the program, students will use their own leadership and communication behaviors to lead effectively within the Academic Health Center.

Program Methods

  • 16 suggested didactic sessions and two independent or small group sessions organized to meet these objectives.
  • In addition to these session students will participate in a practicum component and prepare a scholarly project.
    • Practicum component – Two administrative internships of at least four weeks duration
      • Field-based projects under the mentorship of senior campus leaders.
    • Scholarly project – Author a publication-ready manuscript and present the project at an annual symposium
      • The Distinction in Leadership Committee will review project proposals and approve final scholarly projects