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Credit Hours: CME 0.75

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for pediatricians, pulmonologists, infectious disease specialists, nurse practitioners, and nurses.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Review Leadership literature with a focus on Pediatrics.
  • Review the Self-Leadership within Leadership
  • Review steps to take to be an effective leader.


There is no educational content to this course. This course is designed to supplement training that has already occurred. This course is designed to only administer the post-test and collect CME evaluations. 

Suggested Additional Reading:

  1. Barry S, Grunberg N, Kleber H, McManigle J, Schoomaker E. A four-year medical school leader and leadership education and development program. International Journal of Medical Education,2018;9:99-100.
  2. “Training the next generation of executives. An Innovative Residency Pathway in Management and Leadership”. Academic Medicine, May 2011, Vol 86, Issue 5.
  3. Sklar D. Leadership in Academic Medicine: Purpose, People, and Programs. Acad Med. 2018;93:145-148.
  4. Collins-Nakai R. Leadership in Medicine. MJM 2006. 9:
  5. Maxwell, J. C. (1998). The 21 irrefutable laws of leadership: follow them and people will follow you. Nashville, Tenn.: Thomas Nelson Publishers.
  6. Wooden, John. Wooden on Leadership. US: McGraw-Hill, 2005.
  7. Kouzes, J. M., & Posner, B. Z. (2017). The leadership challenge: how to make extraordinary things happen in organizations. Sixth edition. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  8. Maxwell, J. C. (1995). Developing the leaders around you. Nashville, Tenn.: T. Nelson.

Jeff Sperring, MD — Chief Executive Officer at Seattle Children's, Seattle, Washington
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
Tony R Tarchichi, MD — Assistant Professor in Pediatrics & Internal Medicine Director, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
No other members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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