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Credit Hours: CME 0.75

Target Audience:

This activity is directed to physicians who take care of hospitalized children, medical students, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants working in the emergency room, intensive care unit, or hospital wards.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review Leadership literature with a focus on Pediatrics.
  • Discuss gender gap of female department chairs in pediatrics.
  • Review steps to take to be an effective leader.

There is no educational content to this course. This course is designed to only administer the post-test and collect CME evaluations for the podcast associated with this training.
A Note From Dr. Tarchichi:
Welcome to the first in a series of podcasts on pediatric hospital medicine. This series was created to keep the busy physician of today informed and up to date on some of the most important diagnoses and issues we face every day in the care of hospitalized children. With this first podcast, I hope to provide you with a unique and interesting perspective on the origins of pediatric hospital medicine. Please do not forget to log in and get your CME credit. Thank you for listening and enjoy.

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.
  9. Chernow R. (2017) Grant. New York : Penguin Press, [2017] ©2017

Ellen R. Wald, MD — Chair, Department of Pediatrics Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
Tony R Tarchichi, M.D. — Paul C. Gaffney Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Director Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics 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™

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.