The Only Leadership Program Built for Hospitalists

November 7-10, 2022 | The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO

Become the guiding force your HMG needs. SHM Leadership Academy offers four leadership courses curated to enhance your leadership skills while networking with like-minded professionals from across the nation to advance your career.

Courses Offered:

  • Strategic Essentials
  • Influential Management
  • Mastering Teamwork
  • Leadership Capstone*

*Please note, participants must have attended at least one previous Leadership Academy course to participate in the Capstone.

Meet the Fall 2022 Course Director
Kierstin Cates Kennedy, MD, MSHA, SFHM, is a med-peds trained academic hospitalist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she holds the rank of clinical associate professor of medicine and serves as Chief of Hospital Medicine. Fellowship-trained in quality improvement in healthcare via the VA Quality Scholars Program, Dr. Kennedy focuses her QI efforts on improving bedside procedure outcomes, identifying and improving meaningful hospital-based quality metrics, and educational and professional development of hospitalists. Dr. Kennedy has been an SHM member since 2015 and has served as a course facilitator, course faculty, board member, and now course director at SHM’s Leadership Academy.

Strategic Essentials

This course is recommended for early-career hospital medicine professionals, first-time hospitalist leaders, and/or hospitalist leaders wishing to strengthen or broaden their leadership skill set.

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Influential Management

This course is recommended for early- to mid-level career hospitalists and hospitalist leaders desiring to enhance their leadership skill set in specific areas.

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Mastering Teamwork

Mastering Teamwork is recommended for hospitalists with three or more years of experience as well as hospitalist leaders looking to advance their careers to the organizational strategy level.

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Leadership Capstone

A two-day in-person course, plus an ongoing six-month learning component that allows participants to continue developing leadership skills throughout the coming year. With the completion of Capstone, participants are eligible to earn a Certificate of Leadership in Hospital Medicine (CLHM) designation.

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Hear why your peers love the Leadership Academy

Masters Program Partners

SHM Leadership Academy has partnered with three top universities to help alumni further their career with an advanced degree. Benefits include fast-tracked applications, tuition discounts, and even course credit.

Carnegie Mellon University

Through SHM’s partnership with CMU, your attendance at SHM’s Leadership Academy Strategic Essentials and Influential Management courses qualifies as a pre-requisite course requirement for CMU’s Master of Medical Management Program.

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Thomas Jefferson University

Through SHM’s partnership with Jefferson College of Population Health, your attendance at any two SHM Leadership Academy courses earns you three credit hours towards a Master of Science in Healthcare Quality & Safety, Health Policy, Population Health, or Applied Health Economics & Outcomes Research. You will also receive a 15% discount on tuition.

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Kelley School of Business

Through SHM’s partnership with Kelley School of Business, your attendance at any two SHM Leadership Academy courses earns you a scholarship in an amount equal to 10% of tuition toward the Business of Medicine Physician MBA Program. Also, two of the three letters of recommendation required for the program application will be waived.

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