February 09, 2012 BY: Suzanne Rotondo
Pothering is in the “Select” Program at the University of South Florida.
Not only did he have to pass the MCAT to get in, he had to pass an emotional intelligence test commonly taken by CEO candidates.
“We want to make sure that these students exhibit not only the qualities that will make them outstanding physicians, outstanding clinicians, but also leaders,” explains Dr. Alicia Monroe, Vice Dean of Educational Affairs at USF’s College of Medicine.
January 31, 2012 BY: Suzanne Rotondo
We have had the incredible pleasure of working closely with the Board of Directors and leadership at Creative Commons, an organization […]
November 16, 2011 BY: Paul Thallner
Change is hard, and people tend to fail at it often. Try small, safe experiments that move you in the direction of your ideal self. Be selective and deliberate about where you experiment. For example, if you are experimenting with voicing your opinions at meetings, try it out with your family around the dinner table first.
November 08, 2011 BY: Gretchen Schmelzer
He was great at computers, but clearly loved design and style. His passion for aesthetic in its most beautiful and practical application was and is inspiring. I can recall bringing home an iMac about 8 years ago and putting on the desk in my living room with it’s sleek, clean design—and thinking, “I want everything in my life to be that sleek, useful, brilliant.”
September 02, 2011 BY: Suzanne Rotondo
July 27, 2011 — An innovative medical school program is basing admissions as much on the individual’s emotional intelligence as […]
September 02, 2011 BY: teleos
Board Notes from Leader to Leader’s September 2011 e-Newsletter Board members are the custodians of public trust and carry a […]
July 28, 2011 BY: teleos
It’s not the typical start to medical school. No gross anatomy lab, no sudden immersion in science. No tests – although those are certainly ahead.
But this isn’t a typical medical school program. SELECT (Scholarly Excellence. Leadership Experiences. Collaborative Training.) is designed to train future physician leaders. Its students gained admittance by going through a rigorous behavioral interview process to assess their levels of emotional intelligence. The process looks for such characteristics as collaboration, adaptability and emotional self-control.
July 28, 2011 BY: Kristin von Donop
For adults, this kind of event could send us into a downward spiral of epic proportions. This is largely because, unlike this 12-year-old, adults have had years of additional “lessons” that train us to fear revealing any of our imperfections—especially in public. As we age, the messages can drown out our natural inclinations to carry on without skipping a beat after we fall down. So how can we, as adults, embody some of the grace that was manifest in this young gymnast?
July 25, 2011 BY: teleos
The first medical students enrolled in SELECT, an innovative program designed to educate the physician leaders of the future, will arrive on the USF Health campus this week. In addition to their academic credentials, students were chosen for their high level of emotional intelligence. Candidates were assessed using an in-depth interview process often used in the business world but rarely employed in academic medicine.