The Pennsylvania Medical Society recently caught up with Alyssa Moyer, MD, to talk about her experience with PAMED's Year-Round Leadership Academy. Dr. Moyer was awarded an Early Career Physicians Scholarship to participate in the 2015-2016 session.
PAMED: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your role as a physician leader at WellSpan?
Dr. Moyer: I am a native of the Washington, D.C., area who has made Pennsylvania home since meeting my husband as first-year students at Jefferson Medical College. After completing my Internal Medicine Residency at Hershey Medical Center, I joined WellSpan, spending the majority of my clinical life as a Hospitalist. I am currently the Chair of the Department of Medicine at WellSpan York Hospital and the Chief Medical Officer at WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital.
PAMED: Why did you decide to participate in PAMED's Year-Round Leadership Academy?
Dr. Moyer: I sought to participate in the PAMED Year-Round Leadership Academy to meet and learn from physicians from other areas of state with a similar passion for improving the quality of care for our patients. The Academy's curriculum provided both a broad overview of germane topics as well as specific tools to help me grow in my ability to lead my peers.
PAMED: How have you been able to apply what you learned during the Year-Round Leadership Academy?
Dr. Moyer: Lessons of the Academy are applicable in my everyday practice, especially the tools to lead teams and resolve conflict. The program's partnership with the American Association of Physician Leadership is a nice additive feature of the Academy, giving concise overviews of areas as diverse as health care finance and strategic thinking while gaining continuing education credit.
PAMED: Why is it important for physicians to take on leadership roles within their health care organizations?
Dr. Moyer: Physician-led health care organizations are effective and patient-centered. The perspective of a physician leader is grounded to never lose sight of the patient as the center of the what we do every day.
PAMED's Year-Round Leadership Academy: More Details
Do any of these challenges below keep you up at night? If so, PAMED's Year-Round Leadership Academy can help:
- You experience challenges related to the business side of medicine that aren't often taught in medical school – such as finance, ethics, conflict resolution, and negotiation.
- You want to find out how to transform a group of individuals into a highly motivated team with good interpersonal relationships.
- You're mystified by the data collection, measurement, and analysis tools and techniques for quality improvement.
Visit us at www.pamedsoc.org/YRA
to read what other past Year-Round Leadership Academy attendees are saying, get
details on scholarship opportunities, and view a curriculum.
Important dates to remember:
- The deadline for scholarship applications is July 17, 2017.
- The Year-Round Leadership Academy application deadline is Aug. 15, 2017.