ACR creates leadership institute
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has announced the Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI), a professional development and leadership academy, will offer its first courses in 2012.

The multi-level, multi-year academy will feature instructors from universities offering MBA and MPH degrees, a range of leadership courses building to levels of proficiency and certification, as well as the opportunity to earn CME.

“The ACR recognized the growing need for specialized leadership development in the increasingly dynamic healthcare environment,” said Cynthia S. Sherry, MD, chair of the ACR Commission on leadership and practice development and medical director of the RLI. “RLI will satisfy that need with a robust curriculum relevant and targeted to all levels of radiology experience, whether in private practice or academia, including management fundamentals for residents, fellows and practicing physicians.”

A curriculum of educational activities and programming will be offered, combining face-to-face learning in a variety of geographic locations, team projects, case analysis and web-based distance learning.

The institute’s inaugural event will take place July 12-15, 2012, at Northwestern University’s Evanston, Ill. campus. This one-time, invitation-only event will feature a variety of topics that will be developed into the Institute’s comprehensive curriculum. The event will feature collaboration of radiology leaders and professors from the Health Enterprise Management program of the Kellogg School of Management, one of the first of several university partners of RLI.

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