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What is Immersion Residency

Preparing Physicians to Lead in the 21st Century
A course taken outside of the usual classroom or online setting in which the students travel to a different location (usually outside of the United States). The experience involves visits to a number of companies, institutions, and centers where participants tour and meet with key stakeholders in relevant industries.
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Design and Program Elements of a Clinical Leadership Program: The Saint Joseph's University Haub School of Business Experience
Anthony DelConte (Saint Joseph's University, USA) and Michael J. Gast (Saint Joseph's University, USA)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7576-4.ch006
Healthcare delivery in the United States is an ever-evolving field that is changing across multiple economic and cultural levels. Healthcare delivery systems are being affected not just by emerging technological capabilities but by ongoing changes in the structure and role of health systems themselves, as well as in the diversity of the communities they service. The older model of physician-provider is likewise evolving, and today's clinician requires the skill set necessary to navigate this new healthcare delivery environment. This chapter describes the development and implementation of a clinical leadership MBA curriculum designed to provide physician-leaders with a strategic perspective on healthcare decision making that encompasses a broad range of structural, technological, financial, cultural, and ethical considerations.
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