How do family doctors succeed as leaders in large institutions?

The early pioneers of the rebirth of Family Medicine in the US and Canada moved from their small-town practices to become department chairs, residency program directors, medical school deans, and executives in large healthcare systems. What is it about the lived experience of the family doctor that prepares them for such challenges? Can leaders with such strong connections to patients and communities help medicine find its way out of the current chaos?

See our new article:
Phillips WR, Herbert CP. What makes family doctors the leaders we need in health care? Can Fam Physician. 2022 Nov;68(11):801-802.  Doi: 10.46747/cfp.6811801. https://www.cfp.ca/content/68/11/801

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