Leadership in Psychiatry Training
Marlon Danilewitz, PGY3
More and more, there is growing recognition of the importance of physician leadership in healthcare. At the same time, the road to develop leadership skills requires tremendous effort and training. Unfortunately, there is a lack of leadership opportunities in residency training1. In response to this gap, both the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada have recommended that leadership training be considered a focus in Post Graduate Medical Education (PGME)2,3. Similarly, the latest iteration of CanMEDS has recognized the increasing importance of leadership, adopting the leader as one of the CanMED roles4. In keeping with this growing recognition, the CPA MIT committee has championed leadership as an area of focus for the upcoming annual meeting. As such at this year’s annual conference, we are working on expanding the resident track of the conference to focus on resident leadership training. So stay tuned for upcoming opportunities.
- Danilewitz, M., & McLean, L. (2016). A landscape analysis of leadership training in postgraduate medical education training programs at the University of Ottawa. Canadian medical education journal, 7(2), e32.
- A Collective Vision for Postgraduate Medical Education in Canada.2012. Available at:https://afmc.ca/future-of-medical-education-incanada/postgraduateproject/phase2/pdf/FMEC_PG_Final-Report_EN.pdf.
- The Future of Medical Education in Canada (FMEC) A Collective Vision for MD Education. 2010. [Accessed September 3, 2015]. Available at: https://afmc.ca/future-of-medical-education-incanada/medical-doctorproject/pdf/collective_vision.pdf.
- Frank J, Snell L, Sherbino J. The Draft CanMEDS 2015 Physician Competency Framework. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; 2015. Available at:http://www.royalcollege.ca/portal/page/portal/rc/common/documents/canmeds/framework/canmeds2015_framework_series_IV_e.pdf.