WSMA & UW Physician Leadership Course
In partnership with the University of Washington Graduate Programs in Health Administration, and UW Professional and Continuing Education, the WSMA is offering a 40+ hour interactive hybrid distance learning course that will focus on leadership and conflict management, strategic planning and management, safety and quality management, finance, and communication and advocacy. This combination of face-to-face and online learning will enable physicians and physician assistants to begin developing and honing their leadership skills in a convenient manner without needing to take significant time away from their practice or personal lives.
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The course will be led by Dr. Ed Walker. Dr. Walker holds many roles at the University of Washington. In addition to teaching in the MHA program, he is director of the UW Healthcare Leadership Development Alliance and the UW Certificate Program in Medical Management.
Spring 2014: The course will be held March 7 - May 10.
During the spring 2014 course, the in-person classes will be held March 7 & 8 in Seattle. Course participants will then have eight weeks of online instruction and interaction, finishing with a third in-person session on May 10, also in Seattle.
Presentation of your capstone project on the final day is required as assessment for the online portion of the course. No partial AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM can be awarded for the online activity.
The course is limited to 30 physicians and physician assistants. The tuition for the course is $2000 for WSMA members and $2550 for non-members.
The WSMA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The WSMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The WSMA designates this online enduring material for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity meets the criteria for up to 40 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.
This live activity, WSMA/UW Physician Leadership Course, from 3/7/2014-11/29/2014, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 24 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This enduring material activity, WSMA/UW Physician Leadership Course Online, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 16 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins March 8, 2013. Term of approval is for one year from this date with the option of yearly renewal. This activity has been renewed from March 8, 2014-March 8, 2015. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
To apply for participation in the spring 2014 course, please send your letter of interest, CV and a letter of recommendation to Lynda Sue Welch at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submission is January 15. Seattle WSMA address is 2033 6th Ave, Suite 1100, Seattle, WA 98121.
If you have any questions about the WSMA/UW Physician Leadership Course, please contact Lynda Sue Welch at the WSMA Seattle office (206) 441-9762 or 1 (800) 552-0612 (email@example.com).
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