Leadership Defined in a New Age of Health Care

The pandemic has reshaped health care and forced leaders to help their teams navigate the complexities of these uncharted waters. The impact of COVID-19 crystallized the importance of healthcare leadership and also highlighted the need for new skills and competencies for healthcare leaders, such as openness, empathy, resilience, and the ability to communicate as well as core humane skills such as altruism and mindfulness.

The Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership (KIPL) offers three different leadership programs that address the needs of this new age of health care: Leadership College, Health Care Leadership & Management, and Future Clinician Leaders College designed specifically for healthcare students.  Whether you are looking to expand leadership at the societal or organizational level, KIPL programs build and expand leadership skills, mindsets, and social networks.

Our Future Clinician Leaders College is currently accepting applications for the 2025 cohort. This program is an interprofessional leadership development program open to medical students throughout NC. Complete an application for the 2025 cohort here: Future Clinician Leaders College Program Application.

About the Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership

Since 2003, the NC Medical Society Foundation has recognized the importance of leadership among clinicians. The Institute’s foundational belief is that clinicians, heading collaborative teams, are best suited to lead clinical transformation that achieves true patient-centered care. Clinicians possess the key clinical knowledge and skills needed to guide and lead these important changes.

Since the launch of Leadership College in 2003 and the Kanof Institute in 2012, the Institute encompasses a statewide network of more than 800 clinician leaders who have successfully completed professional development coursework through one of the programs offered through the Institute. These alumni have successfully applied and implemented their personal and professional leadership roles in the emerging health care system.

The Institute currently includes three open educational programs focusing on leadership fundamentals and also offers customized programs. Learn more about which one is right for you:

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Additional Resources

Visit NCMS’s list of resources focused on well-being and self-care below.

There are two great meditation apps available: the apps Ten Percent Happier and  Headspace both feature readily accessible meditations.