Leadership Capstone

Take your leadership skills to the next level by joining your peers for the Leadership Capstone course taking place on May 23-24.

This course includes a two-day in person program, 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.

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

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Program Outline

Two-Day In Person Course

The Leadership Capstone program is recommended for hospitalists with three or more years of experience, who are already leading or preparing to lead an academic, business, or clinical change initiative at their institution. The course incorporates new didactic content and facilitated workshops.

Participants will have the opportunity to practice skills through role-playing, improve their personal and professional plans and will leave the two-day course with an assigned “learning pod” – a group of peers plus a coach – to continue learning for six months following the program.

Six Facilitated Pod Calls

Once a month, a check-in via video call will take place and include structured discussions, opportunities to share challenges and/or lessons learned as well as additional content on universal topics like total life-work integration – a leadership community of practice.

For the 2022 participants, calls will occur from June 2022 through November 2022. To provide you with as much flexibility as possible, the exact days and times will be scheduled by you and your pod members on the last day of the virtual course.

Certificate of Leadership in Hospital Medicine

The Certificate of Leadership in Hospital Medicine (CLHM) cultivates leadership skills in the context of specific hospital medicine challenges. Participants develop a professional portfolio that showcases their ability to plan, execute and evaluate initiatives that strengthen hospital medicine programs. This designation informs employers – or potential employers – with confidence that a candidate is equipped and ready to lead teams and grow the organization.

To become eligible for the optional CLHM designation,
Leadership Capstone participants must:

  • Attend the on-site kick-off plus at least four of six pod calls during the Capstone program.
  • Complete at least two additional SHM Leadership Academy courses.
  • Submit a structured final report, to be approved by the course director.

Once you have completed your coursework, there is no additional fee to submit your CLHM Final Report and apply for the designation.

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2022 Accreditation

SHM Credit Statement

The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Co-Sponsorship Opportunities

There are now available opportunities to connect with the senior level of Leadership attendees. Partnering with SHM for Leadership Academy is a unique opportunity to promote your brand and place your company in front of current and emerging key decision makers that specialize in a wide variety of sub-subspecialties within hospital medicine.

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Meet the Faculty

Kheyandra D. Lewis, MD, MEd

Dr. Kheyandra D. Lewis is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. She received her BS in biology at Philadelphia University and her MD from Temple University School of Medicine. After completing pediatric residency training and a chief residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, she joined the Section of Hospital Medicine. As an Associate Program Director for the pediatric residency, she co-directs the professional development curriculum and is the Chair of the Clinical Competency Committee. Additionally, she is the Co-Director for the Simulation Center at St. Christopher’s and co-facilitates a newly developed leadership academy for medical students in the student government association at Drexel. In 2019, Dr. Lewis was selected to participate in Drexel University College of Medicine’s inaugural Faculty Launch leadership program, a 9-month program designed to foster interdisciplinary mentoring and leadership training. More recently she received her Master’s in Medical Education at the University of Cincinnati in December of 2021.

Her research interests focus on feedback, professional development, communication and patient safety. Dr. Lewis has been a key faculty member for I-PASS education at St. Christopher’s since the creation of a standardized handoff program. She served as a site Co-Investigator for the PCORI-funded Patient and Family Centered I-PASS study and served on the Campaign Committee and Simulation and Educational Strategies Support Team. She is now active as a member of the Implementation and Simulation Committees in addition to her role as a physician mentor to two children’s hospitals for SHM’s I-PASS Safer Communication on Rounds Everytime (SCORE) Mentored Implementation Program.

Nancy D. Spector, MD

Nancy Spector, MD, is the executive director of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program. She also serves as associate dean for faculty development at Drexel University College of Medicine and is a professor of pediatrics. Dr. Spector supplemented her educational portfolio with a fellowship in faculty development at Michigan State University and coursework in leadership and faculty development at the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Harvard Macy Institute. She was a fellow in the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program in 2009–2010. She served as the associate director of ELAM from 2015 to 2016. Since 2016 she has been the executive director of ELAM.

Her expertise extends broadly in academic pediatrics in the areas of curriculum design and implementation; evaluation methodology and process; faculty development; and mentoring. Her scholarly work focuses on the development and implementation of competency-based educational programs, mentorship, faculty development, professional development and leadership skills. She has been a leader of the I-PASS Study Group, a research group that focuses on patient safety and communications research and is a founder of the I-PASS Patient Safety Institute, which seeks to train institutions in best handoff practices and aid in their implementation.