Distinction in Business and Leadership

Distinction in Business and Leadership

Healthcare is a complex and dynamic field with many stakeholders and much uncertainty. Now, more than ever, health systems and providers are realigning with a renewed focus on cost reduction and improved outcomes. What’s more, health providers are increasingly held accountable for outcomes and processes that are only partly in our control. Formal business training at the medical student level is lacking and has left our graduates ill equipped to address today’s challenges.

Purpose

The Distinction in Business and Leadership track offers formal business training at the medical student level in order to equip graduates for today’s challenges.

Objective

DIBL seeks to provide a fundamental knowledge base that explores the intersection of business and medicine, and arms trainees with a vital skillset to succeed in our health economy.

Student Outcomes

  • Attend lectures related to specific business and leadership topics
  • Learn critical leadership  skills
  • Complete self-paced online learning modules
  • Create and complete a mentored capstone scholarly project
  • Present their work at a national or regional conference

Criteria for Selection

Acceptance will be based on the student’s previous leadership experience, their career goals, and how the DIBL track benefits those goals.

Application Process

Application for the DIBL program will occur early in the spring semester.

Curriculum

M1

  • Contact U of L Faculty Mentor to determine capstone project.
  • Attend lectures –4/year
  • Complete online modules, Beyond the Exam Room™

M2

  • Develop and collate data for capstone project.
  • Attend lectures –4/year

M3

  • Develop and collate data for capstone project.
  • Attend lectures –4/year

M4

  • Analyze and present data for capstone project.
  • Attend lectures –4/year

Submit final capstone project of scholarly project to Faculty Mentor and co-Directors

Faculty and Mentors