Our country needs more highly educated and motivated physician-leaders to address challenges in a variety of settings, from developing public health policies and managing massive hospital networks, to addressing global health concerns and shaping academic medicine. Tomorrow's leaders are likely to need more than one advanced degree to make a major impact in such an environment. The Physician Leadership Development Program provides a dual-degree program for those students who want to become the leaders of tomorrow.
The Physician Leadership Development Program (PLDP) offers medical students an innovative program through which they can obtain a master’s degree (M.B.A. or M.P.H.) while pursuing their medical degree over five years. The PLDP program provides a unique opportunity to integrate medical and graduate studies through a longitudinal clinical experience that all students take during their graduate term. Additionally, PLDP students attend leadership-themed electives and special programs that build leadership skills and introduce them to experts in the field. All PLDP students participate in the PLDP Council.
As students in the Physician Leadership Development Program pursuing integrated degrees in Medicine, Public Health, and Business Administration, we envision an educational community of global citizens devoted to leadership development, community building, advocacy, and innovation.
To develop advocates for leadership in medicine, health systems, and population health through education, communication, collaboration, and experience.
— Katie Takayasu ('09)
— Chad Garven ('12)
Graduates from the Physician Leadership Development Program have pursued careers in dermatology, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychiatry and surgery. Our students have gone on to residencies at the following institutions:
- Advocate Christ Medical Center, Brook, Ill. (Pediatrics)
- Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, N.Y. (Internal Medicine, Psychiatry)
- Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Mass. (Internal Medicine)
- Clinton Memorial Hospital, Wilmington, Ohio (Family Medicine)
- David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, Calif. (Transitional Year)
- East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tenn. (General Surgery)
- Grant Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio (Family Medicine)
- Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco, Calif. (Internal Medicine)
- Kettering Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio/Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
- Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wis. (Internal Medicine/Geriatrics)
- Mountain Area Health Education Center, Asheville, N.C. (Obstetrics/Gynecology)
- New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center, New York, N.Y. (Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine)
- Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio (Psychiatry)
- Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio/University of South Florida, Tampa, Fla. (Dermatology)
- Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, Penn. (Dermatology)
- Trident Medical Center, Charleston, S.C. (Family Medicine)
- Tulane University, New Orleans, La. (Obstetrics/Gynecology)
- University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio (General Surgery)
- University of California-Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, Calif. (Family Medicine)
- University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Ill. (Pediatrics)
- University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Ill. (Internal Medicine)
- University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, Mich. (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa. (Internal Medicine)
- University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. (Emergency Medicine)
- Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Va. (Internal Medicine)
- WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio (Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Psychiatry)
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Global Health Systems Scholarship
The Global Health Systems Scholarship is provided through the Global Health Systems Program. Scholarships are for health systems research, and not for international health experiences that are primarily clinical in nature. Scholarships will be available exclusively to Wright State University medical students. The funding is intended to cover transportation, lodging, food and research related expenses. Visit the Global Health Systems page for more information
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