Mississippi State Medical Association Foundation

Grant Details

Organization Type Medical Society Foundation Categories Physician Leadership
Grant Size $75,000 Year 2014 State Mississippi

MSMA Physician Leadership Academy

The Mississippi State Medical Association (MSMA) Physician Leadership Academy combines the elements of mentoring, organizational education, and skills training to prepare MSMA members for future leadership positions. Leadership skills gained by the MSMA Physician Leadership Academy participants benefit medicine at all levels.

This in-depth program will enable physicians to enhance leadership skills and provide training in core aptitudes to excel as future leaders, in their own practices, and in organized medicine and the public policy arena.

The purpose of this course is to afford physicians the opportunity to enhance their personal understanding of leadership theories, concepts, contexts, and competencies, as well as move toward an understanding in practice, through reflection using literature texts and readings from the field of leadership studies. The physician should gain further understanding of the moral responsibilities of leadership and become better prepared to exercise leadership in service to society. Physicians with leadership skills are uniquely positioned to play a major role in today’s healthcare changes to better the lives of their patients.