State-university collaboration: Role of the psychiatric hospital medical director

  • Glenn R. Yank
  • Jack W. Barber


Medical directors are clinician-executives who provide leadership to advance state-university collaboration programs, and to facilitate recruiting and empowering a professional staff in the public sector. This article examines the medical director's role and tasks from the perspective of a “social systems clinician” who interacts with medical staff, hospitals, agencies, and university systems to meet oversight responsibilities and promote organizational development.


Public Health Social System Public Sector Medical Director Medical Staff 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Glenn R. Yank
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jack W. Barber
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry, School of MedicineUniversity of Virginia Health Sciences CenterUSA
  2. 2.Western State HospitalStaunton

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