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June 17, 2022

IN THIS ISSUE: A Focus on our Affiliate PLA | Columbus Crew Discounted Tickets for Healthcare Workers 

Physicians Leadership Academy 2021/2022 Graduation

Yesterday, June 16th, 2022, the Physicians Leadership Academy graduated their largest and most culturally diverse class to date. This was the first class in two years that was able to almost fully return to an in-person format. 

You can see photos from this graduation and learn more about this 2021/2022 class by clicking the button below. 

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PLA Alumni Testimonial | Dr. William "BJ" Hicks

Check out this great testimonial from Dr. William "BJ" Hicks and hear about his time in the PLA, what he learned, and what skills he is excited to put to use in the real world.

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PLA Published in the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions

Evaluation of the Processes and Outcomes of a Physician Leadership Program: The Continuous Feedback Loop Design 

In 2019, after five graduating classes and countless stories of transformation, the PLA commissioned a data-driven evaluation to understand the impact of the programming on the fellows, their healthcare systems, and their communities. Results found fellows engaged strongly and consistently in curriculum and coaching throughout. Even more, results showed that graduates made statistically significant gains in mindfulness, personal growth, and professional growth. With this class, we now will have three years of comparable data and we look forward to Dr. Gregg Gascon's analysis of the data.

About 4 years ago the Columbus Medical Association Foundation wished to have all of its major grants formally evaluated by an outside evaluator. After searching for whom they wanted, they hired Gregg Gascon, Ph.D. They also decided to start the process with the PLA. As we prepared for the first-year evaluation of the class of 2019-2020 we asked Gregg to also create an evaluation platform that we could use in subsequent years so we could get year-over-year evaluations. The evaluation of the 2019-2020 class was so positive that we decided to write a paper about the evaluation that has now been published in the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health ProfessionsWhat you see here is that paper. With the conclusion of this class 2021-2022, we will have three years of data. The second-year evaluation data was as stunningly positive as the first. We now anxiously await seeing year three data.

-Phil Cass, Ph.D. | Curriculum & Evaluation Co-Director

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The 2022-2023 PLA class is filled.

Applications open on March 1, 2023, for the 2023/2024 class.

Click here for information on the Physicians Leadership Academy.

Columbus Crew Discounted Tickets for Healthcare Workers

The Columbus Crew is offering discounted tickets for healthcare workers for two upcoming games in July. Click the button below to learn more and get your tickets today. 

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Medicare Wellness Visits & Tips to Increasing Efficiency

There are three types of Medicare Wellness Visits that provide important opportunities for health promotion, disease prevention, and advance care planning:

  • Initial Preventive Physical Exam (IPPE)
  • Initial Annual Wellness Visit (AWV)
  • Subsequent AWVs

The IPPE should be conducted once, within the first...

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