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Medicine Grand Rounds - Challenges and Strategies for Academic Leadership for Medical School Faculty

Dr. Antman cites the many challenges that academic leaders in medicine currently face as well as the impediments that faculty navigate in pursuit of a satisfying and successful career. She offers practical advice for physicians, such as developing a niche, making a contribution, and finding a mentor. She also offers strategies for leaders who want to support and promote their faculty and institutions in local, regional and international communities. She encourages faculty to learn management and financial skills, and cautions institutions to guard against failures in communication and execution of strategy.

Activity Details

Start Date:  April 5, 2019
End Date:  April 5, 2021

You may claim CME credit for successful completion of this online course. In order to claim credit, you must follow these steps:

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  5. Complete and Submit the evaluation and attestation form.

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  • Karen H. Antman, MD
    Provost, Boston University Medical Campus
    Dean and Professor of Medicine
    Boston University School of Medicine

    Karen H. Antman, MD, received her MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and completed an internal medicine residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and an oncology fellowship at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. She served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School from 1979 to 1993, with hospital appointments at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Dr. Antman's teams developed now standard regimens for the treatment of sarcomas and mesotheliomas as well as regimens for breast cancer and supportive care of patients receiving chemotherapy.  

    Dr. Antman was recruited as the Wu Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology and Division Chief of Hematology--Oncology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she subsequently became the Director of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center. She then served as Deputy Director for Translational and Clinical Sciences at the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) before her recruitment as dean and provost to Boston University in 2005. 

    She has served as an associate editor of the New England Journal of Medicine and on the Journal of the American Medical Association Oversight Committee, as well as on the board of the AAMC. She currently serves on the AAMC's Council of Deans Administrative Board and on the International Editorial Board of Lancet.
Learning Outcome

Participants will be able to cite national challenges for academic medical school faculty, consider strategies for thriving in today’s academic medical centers and discuss leadership skills relevant to medical school faculty.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit for this Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity, you must:

  • View the entire presentation
  • Complete the online Attestation of Attendance & Evaluation Form (you must register to access).

In accordance with the disclosure policy of Dartmouth-Hitchcock/Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education and the Nursing Continuing Education Council standards set forth by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation, continuing medical education and nursing education activity director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content have been asked to disclose any financial relationship* they have to a commercial interest (any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients). Such disclosure is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation, but is elicited to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a given activity.

The following Activity Physician Director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content for Challenges and Strategies for Academic Leadership for Medical School Faculty (Medicine Grand Rounds) have reported the following financial interest or relationship* with various companies/organizations. The Activity Director and Planning Committee member roles were resolved by altering the individual’s control over content about the products or services of the commercial interest by the Associate Dean for CME and the Department of Medicine Chair. All potential conflict(s) were resolved.

* Kelly Kieffer, MD ~ her spouse is a consultant for OcculoBio. 

* Richard I. Rothstein, MD ~ has research support from Baranova (research grant to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) and has other financial interest from Allurion.

* Karen H. Antman, MD ~ her spouse is a consultant with the American Heart Association.  Any potential conflicts have been resolved by validating the activity content through independent peer review by Dr. Kelly Kieffer.

Other planning committee member(s), speaker(s), activity director(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content for this program report no financial interest or relationship* with any company(ies) or organizations whose product may be germane to the content of their presentations.

*A “financial interest or relationship" refers to an equity position, receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by a research grant, receiving honoraria for educational services elsewhere, or to any other relationship to a company that provides sufficient reason for disclosure, in keeping with the spirit of the stated policy.

Provider Contact Information

Provider contact information for questions regarding accreditation of the activity:

Center for Learning and Professional Development
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

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