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The case for strategic talent management in academic medicine
Educational Leadership and Policy Faculty Publications and Presentations
  • Shannon Fox
  • Sarah A. Bunton, Portland State University
  • Valerie Dandar
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Technical Report
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  • Hospitals -- Human capital,
  • Hospitals -- Medical staff -- Management,
  • Medical education -- Analysis
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has encouraged academic medical centers to embrace an integrative approach to developing leaders and organizational cultures that will prepare the health care industry to meet imminent U.S. health care needs.1 This white paper was developed in support of this initiative and to encourage further consideration of the talent-related systems in academic medical centers that shape the organizational environment and its leaders. In this summary, we highlight the definition, value, and potential impact of strategic talent management within academic medicine and in other sectors. We hope to raise awareness of the transformative potential of effective talent management and leadership development to help academic medicine achieve the larger aims of transforming health care delivery.

©2011 Association of American Medical Colleges. May be reproduced and distributed with attribution for educational or noncommercial purposes only. Free PDF versions of this report are available for download at: www.aamc/pubs.

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Fox, S., Bunton, S.A., & Dandar, V. (2011, October). The case for strategic talent management in academic medicine. Washington, DC: Association of American Medical Colleges