IPC Partners with UCSF to Launch Hospitalist Leadership Program

August 17, 2010

IPC The Hospitalist Company is teaming up with the UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine and its Center for the Health Professions to develop a leadership training program for physician managers.

IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. has entered into an agreement with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Division of Hospital Medicine and its Center for the Health Professions to develop a leadership training program for physician managers.

Graduates of this fellowship program, the first of its kind in hospital medicine, will be equipped with the skills to lead change, both within and outside their organization, according to IPC.

“Training is the key to creating true alignment between physicians and hospitals, and together with our UCSF partners, we have developed the best leadership training program available to hospitalist leaders,” said Adam Singer, MD, Chairman and CEO of IPC The Hospitalist Company, in a press release.

In the first phase of the program, IPC will enroll approximately 40 clinical leaders in the Fellowship program, where they will participate in a variety of learning modalities, including core program seminars, executive coaching sessions, webinars and on-site meetings. In addition to learning core leadership skills, participants will also receive training in quality improvement and patient safety.

Those will enroll in the program will also participate in a Quality/Operational Improvement Project in which they select an area in their own hospital and work with members of the UCSF hospital medicine faculty and of UCSF’s Center for the Health Professions to develop and implement a plan to improve it, with measurable results