Medical Society of Virginia Foundation

Grant Details

Organization Type Medical Society Foundation Categories Physician Leadership
Grant Size $150,000 Year 2020 State Virginia

Physician Leadership Institute

The Medical Society of Virginia Foundation plans to expand their Physician Leadership Institute, utilizing lessons learned from the 2019 cohort. They plan to expand Physician Wellness by including pieces on mindfulness and meditation and continuing to share resources with our physician leaders, including the partnership MSV has with the Headspace app, which allows free access.

Their incorporation of creative learning through the arts proved very effective in not only gently pushing physicians outside their comfort zone but also in helping them learn from different perspectives. Poetry, Drawing, Music, and Dance taught listening, discernment, leadership, and collaboration. They will incorporate these art forms again as they proved to be a key element of the curriculum.

The expansion of webinars for additional learning outside the formal program will also be included. All of the participants in the prior cohort expressed an interest in continuing to learn and asked for more sessions on many of the topics we covered. They will also explore the addition of a women physician leadership program.