Resources to Grow Your Leadership Skills

  • Audra T. Clark
  • Rebecca M. MinterEmail author
Part of the Success in Academic Surgery book series (SIAS)


Current surgical practice now necessitates not only expertise in medical knowledge and surgical technique but also mastery of modern leadership skills. Surgeons are the obvious leader in the operating room, but this is no longer the only setting in which leadership abilities are needed. The health-care system suffers from a scarcity of physician involvement in organizational management. Physician leaders are needed to participate in the administrative, financial, research, and quality improvement initiatives of their institutions to shape policies and to advance the health-care system for the benefits of patients.


Leadership Organizational management Health care system Leadership resources 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA

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