Highlighting grantee successes

The Physicians Foundation has awarded over $49 million in grants since the launch of its grantmaking program in 2005. Grants support areas include physician leadership, physician practice trends, physician shortage, physician wellness, health information technology, and more.

Notable Foundation grants include a $1 million grant to Health Leads and a grant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to develop the FutureDocs Forecasting Tool. In the span of five years, the Foundation has awarded $9 million through 86 grants that support physician leadership.

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  • The Physicians Foundation awarded a grant to the Mount Sinai Physician Wellness Program (PWP). Dr. Lauren Peccoralo, associate dean for faculty well-being and resilience for the Mount Sinai Health System, shares Mount Sinai's long-term vision for the Program and how they are further prioritizing provider wellness across divisions.

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  • The Physicians Foundation awarded a grant to the Palm Beach County Medical Society (PBCMS) Physician Leadership Academy of South Florida (PLA) to support its leadership education program. Karen Harwood shares how the PBCMS plans to enhance the leadership skills of Florida's physicians.

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  • The Physicians Foundation awarded a grant to the Mississippi State Medical Association (MSMA) Physician Leadership Academy to support its leadership development efforts. Phyllis Williams shares how the MSMA plans to enhance the leadership skills of Mississippi's physicians.

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  • The Physicians Foundation awarded a grant to the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) Foundation’s Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership (KIPL) to support its leadership development curriculum. Kristina Natt och Dag, PhD, MA, Vice President, Leadership Development, North Carolina Medical Society, shares how the KIPL has partnered with the Physicians Foundation to assist North Carolina physicians to be the drivers and agents of change toward patient-centered health care.

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  • The Physicians Foundation awarded a grant to the Wyoming Medical Society Wyoming Leaders in Medicine Physician Leadership Academy to support high-level training in leadership and advanced critical thinking skills. Sheila Bush, executive director, Wyoming Medical Society, shares how this program has partnered with the Physicians Foundation to assist Wyoming physicians in learning more about the healthcare landscape across multiple Wyoming communities.

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  • The Physicians Foundation awarded a grant to the Mayo Clinic Randomized Control Trial: Effect of Coaching on Mid-Career Physician Well-Being, Job Satisfaction and Fulfillment to support research on whether individual professional coaching improves physicians' well-being and job satisfaction. Liselotte Dyrbye, MD, MHPE, Professor of Medicine and Medical Education, Mayo Clinic, shares how this study has partnered with the Physicians Foundation to assist physicians in finding professional fulfillment and reducing the risk of burnout.

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  • The Physicians Foundation awarded a grant to the MGH Internal Medicine Professional Development Coaching Program to support physician residents' well-being and development of leadership skills. Kerri Palamara, MD, director of the MGH Internal Medicine Primary Care Residency Program and the coaching program, shares how this program has partnered with the Physicians Foundation to pair residents with a trained faculty coach to support physician well-being.

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  • In March 2017, 150 people from around the world gathered at Brown University’s Alpert Medical School for a weekend to participate in “The Patient, the Practitioner, and the Computer: Holding on to the Core of Our Healing Professions in a Time of Technological Change,” an international conference exploring the impact of the electronic health record (EHR) on the patient-practitioner relationship – primarily sponsored by the Physicians Foundation. Betsy Toll, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, discusses the findings from this conference.

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  • The Physicians Foundation awarded a grant to the New Jersey Healthcare Executive Leadership Academy to support collaborative leadership training in an effort to resolve top healthcare issues in New Jersey. Marlene M. Kalayilparampil, MHA, project director for the New Jersey Healthcare Executive Leadership Academy, discusses how this program has partnered with the Physicians Foundation to provide healthcare organization leaders with skills to help achieve high-quality, high-value healthcare.

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  • The Physicians Foundation awarded a grant to the Brandeis Physician Leadership Conference to support physician leader training in tackling healthcare challenges. Jon Chilingerian, Ph.D., Program Director for the Brandeis Health Leadership Program, discusses how this program has partnered with the Physicians Foundation to provide academic and leadership growth for effective healthcare delivery.

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