About Docs in Leadership
Beyond Role Modeling
Inherent to being a physician is being a leader. Leading our patients towards better health however, is different than leading within systems whether it be managing private offices, working within health organizations, or working within health systems at levels influencing policy and negotiations.
At a time when our healthcare system is struggling and respect for our profession feels like it’s dwindling day by day, the need for physicians and fellow health professionals to have meaningful voices in decision-making at all system levels has never been more important.
Most healthcare professionals gain leadership skills by modeling mentors who learned the same way. Docs in Leadership strives to bridge the gap in leadership skills development by promoting formalized curriculum that goes beyond role modeling. By incorporating this curriculum into medical education programs, we shape our leaders and advocates for the future. By promoting this curriculum to colleagues in practice, we merge experience with theory and enhance our capabilities as advocates for today. By promoting engagement between all groups of health professionals, we foster collaborative relationships so that we may advocate together for our profession, our patients, and our health system overall.
Healthcare professionals are leaders - the more we know, understand and advocate together, the better off our system will be.
Dr. Nina Ahuja, BScHons MD FRCSC CHE
Founder, Docs in Leadership