The Wyoming Medical Society (WMS) has opened the application process for the inaugural Wyoming Leaders in Medicine Physician Leadership Academy. The WMS Wyoming Leaders in Medicine Physician Leadership Academy is a seven session leadership development program that takes place over nine months. Designed to build and enhance leadership skills of physicians, this program prepares participants to fill emerging leadership roles and influence healthcare policy.
The Wyoming Medical Society has received a $150,000 grant from the Physician Foundation to fund a leadership program for Wyoming physicians. The grant will allow a cohort of between 15-and-20 Wyoming physicians to take part in the program each year. Applications are due by August 15. The application may be found at this link.
The inaugural program will get started in September of 2017. The program will be broken up into seven two-day sessions which will be delivered in various locations around the state to allow for observation and debate on healthcare delivery models and public policy. The weekend will be broken into time spent touring and discussing specific healthcare topics with state subject matter experts as well as taking part in leadership modules.
The Wyoming Medical Society has contracted with FutureSync, International, a Montana firm which was key in the development of the Montana Medical Association’s successful physician leadership program. FutureSync, with direction from the program’s Advisory Council, will develop modules to provide physicians with the tools, skills, and learning opportunities to engage effectively to influence the future of healthcare.
The dates and locations for the 2017 Program are:
- 13-14 (Cody/Powell);
- 3-4 (Lander);
- December 8-9 (Evanston);
- Jan 26-27 (Laramie);
- 23-24 (Cheyenne);
- April 27-28 (Casper);
- May 18-19 (GIllette);
- June TBD – WMS Annual Meeting/graduation ceremony