ACR Addresses Professional Development with Launch of Leadership Institute

DiagnosticImaging | The radiology field will soon have a professional development and leadership academy. Next year, the American College of Radiology will open the Radiology Leadership Institute, a multi-level academy that will offer leadership courses and activities.

The Radiology Leadership Institute will offer a range of advanced leadership courses, with certificates in Proficiency and Leadership as well as Advanced Proficiency in Leadership. There will also be opportunities to pursue MBA and MMM (master in medical management) degrees from business schools with whom the RLI works, according to the ACR.

“The ACR recognized the growing need for specialized leadership development in the increasingly dynamic healthcare environment,” Cynthia S. Sherry, MD, FACR, chair of the ACR Commission on Leadership and Practice Development and medical director of the Radiology Leadership Institute, said in a statement. “RLI will satisfy that need with a robust curriculum relevant and targeted to all levels of radiology experience, whether in private practice or academia, including management fundamentals for residents, fellows and practicing physicians.”

The academy’s first event will be held in July 2012 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Il. The event will feature radiology leaders and professors from the Health Enterprise Management program of the Kellogg School of Management, one of the first university partners of RLI.

“ACR is committed to build RLI into the premier institution that will equip radiologists, radiation oncologists and medical physicists with the leadership skills they will need to shape the future of our profession,” John A. Patti, MD, FACR, chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors, said in a statement. “We will develop RLI into the new standard for preparing the radiology leaders of tomorrow and strengthening current leaders to compete in an ever-shifting landscape.”


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