Leadership and Professional Development (LPD)

Leadership at Geisel is defined not by one’s title, but by one’s ability to model professional behaviors and sustain personal wellness, articulate a vision, inspire others to collaborate, transform challenges into opportunities, and deliver meaningful and measurable results. The LPD LC emphasizes the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes to achieve success personally and interpersonally within team activities. Students will foster life-long learning and leadership skills and be asked to reflect upon and demonstrate characteristics and behaviors that prepare them for rewarding and effective careers as physician leaders.

Longitudinal Curriculum Leader

Catherine Florio Pipas, MD, MPH

Email: Catherine.F.Pipas@Dartmouth.edu

Dr. Pipas is Professor, Community & Family Medicine, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI) and Dept of Medical Education.  She received her medical degree at Jefferson Medical College, and completed residency at Medical University of South Carolina, Faculty Development Fellowship at UNC- Chapel Hill and an MPH at TDI.

Dr. Pipas is recognized as a passionate leader in education, research and clinical care, and she has received multiple awards for her work.

Dr. Pipas holds multiple positions, including

  • Co- Chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians Leading Physician Well-being Program
  • Member of the Administrative Board of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Council of Faculty and Academic Societies
  • Chair of the CFAS Faculty Resilience Committee
  • Chief Wellness Officer for CaseNetwork
  • Over the last 25 years, has served as Assistant Dean, Vice Chair, Chief Clinical Officer, and Director of the Office of Community-Based Education and Research, and Director of Dartmouth’s Regional Primary Care Center.

Dr. Pipas is author of A Doctor’s Dozen: 12 Strategies for Personal Health and a Culture of Wellness. Her book delivers the framework for a wellness curriculum for Health Professionals – and Everyone Else!

Dr. Pipas speaks, consults, coaches and collaborates locally, nationally and globally with individuals as well as medical schools, residency programs, hospitals and other organizations including the Tuck School of Business, Center for Healthcare.

Longitudinal Curriculum Objectives

  1. Demonstrate self-awareness through self-assessment
  2. Synthesize personal values, mission and vision
  3. Label personal feelings, thoughts, actions and behaviors
  4. Write to reflect on personal learning’s
  5. Describe the prevalence and impact of physician burnout on individuals, teams and communities
  6. Discuss factors that threaten personal and organizational wellbeing
  7. Apply evidence-based strategies that support physical, emotional, mental, intellectual, financial, and social wellbeing
  8. Monitor personal health for stress and risks for burnout and access appropriate assistance as needed
  9. Contribute to a culture of wellness by supporting colleagues
  10. Elicit feedback from faculty/teachers regarding personal performance
  11. Provide constructive and timely feedback
  12. Demonstrate active and authentic listening skills in discussions that invite inclusivity of perspectives and diverse audiences
  13. Assess and manage team needs, progress, successes and challenges
  14. Analyze complex medical and healthcare challenges
  15. Integrate cognitive reframing principles to address challenges
  16. Define the role of leadership and the complexity of leading change in Medicine
  17. Discuss the impact of different leadership skills, behaviors, actions and styles on teams and outcomes
  18. Demonstrate coaching skills to engage team participation and multiply team success
  19. Cooperate in inter-professional collaboration
  20. Demonstrate the roles of effective members of a team, such as leader, facilitator and timekeeper.
  21. Demonstrate public speaking, oral presentations and scholarly presentation skills