Read Liz Wiseman’s famous book “Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter”? Interested in how this well-known business concept can be applied to the clinical setting? Check out her commentary in the March issue of Academic Medicine. Other articles in the March issue explore a quality improvement incentive program for residents, the impact of role models on trainees’ error disclosure, and burnout among trainees and early career physicians compared to the general U.S. population. Read the entire March issue, including the editorial and AM Last Page, online at academicmedicine.org or on your iPad using the Academic Medicine for iPad app.
A New Leadership Curriculum: The Multiplication of Intelligence
Wiseman and colleagues outline the attributes of “Multipliers” and “Diminishers” in the clinical education setting and offer recommendations for developing Multiplier physician-teachers.
Engaging Residents and Fellows to Improve Institution-Wide Quality: The First Six Years of a Novel Financial Incentive Program
Vidyarthi and colleagues found that approximately 5,275 residents and fellows completed 55 projects, participating in real-life, real-time quality improvement and earning an average of $800 in bonuses per fiscal year.
Role-Modeling and Medical Error Disclosure: A National Survey of Trainees
Martinez and colleagues found that exposure to role-modeling predicts trainees’ attitudes and behavior regarding the disclosure of harmful errors. Negative role models may be a significant impediment to disclosure among trainees.
Burnout Among U.S. Medical Students, Residents, and Early Career Physicians Relative to the General U.S. Population
Dyrbye and colleagues compared the prevalence of burnout and other forms of distress across career stages and the experiences of trainees and early career physicians to those of the general U.S. population.