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Title: Medical Leadership: Experiences in the Use of Shared and Parental Leadership to Improve Academic Performance in the Management of a National Plastic Surgery Unit in China.
Austin Authors: Li, Jie;Ng, Sally ;Xu, Yuanjin;Li, Qingfeng;Wang, Li;Zhang, Yixin
Affiliation: Departments of Plastic Surgery and Human Resources, Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue Date: 1-Oct-2021
Publication information: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2021; 148(4): 650e-657e
Abstract: Effective leadership is an integral component for optimal academic performance of surgical units. As one of the leading plastic surgery academic medical centers in China, the authors would like to share their experiences of using the combined parental and shared leadership approach in managing their surgical staff within the department. It has taken into account the essence of Eastern moral philosophies and Western leadership theories. The authors performed a review of the academic development of their staff and changes in the academic productivity of the department between 1999 and 2018. The difference between the first 10 years (1999 to 2008) and second 10 years (2009 to 2018) was analyzed to assess the effectiveness of the authors' leadership approach. There is an increase in the number of Science Citation Index articles published in the past decade with a higher impact factor and more articles published in international journals. The timing to promotion was on average 8.4 years. The average age of promotion to consultants has increased, likely because of a later start in the training. With similar average age, prior education, and gender ratio of surgeons in the unit, the department also received 14 times more in research funding and four times more in national key topic research topic. The effective application of this combined leadership approach has significantly improved the academic productivity and quality of the authors' residents and surgeons and the academic advancement of the unit.
DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000008370
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
PubMed URL: 34550950
Type: Journal Article
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