Physician Leadership Development


Thinking and acting from a whole systems perspective enables leaders to determine solutions that will create a better health system for the future. This means not only seeing the details, but also the bigger picture of your work. This page provides resources to help leaders consider a broader perspective, looking at the health system both from a complex, organic systems view as well as a clinical, technical systems view.


Systems Thinking Video Resources:

TED Talks

Our medical systems are broken. Doctors are capable of extraordinary (and expensive) treatments, but they are losing their core focus: actually treating people. Doctor and writer Atul Gawande suggests we take a step back and look at new ways to do medicine — with fewer cowboys and more pit crews.



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("physician executives"[MeSH Terms] OR "personnel, hospital"[MeSH Terms]) AND "systems theory"[MeSH Terms]

Books at the Health Sciences Library