Relating to Faculty and Students

Interacting with the faculty and students is usually one of the pleasant responsibilities of a medical school leader, but there are times when it can be challenging. Leaders selected from within the organization may find it difficult to relate to the faculty, especially those in their department. Leaders often bend over backward not to favor their former department or division, often to the detriment of the faculty. Being a leader also can be a lonely job because a lot of information cannot be shared and former friends no longer relate to the new role of the leader in the same manner. Leaders selected from other institutions must identify with the culture of the new school as well as get to know the faculty, staff, and students while simultaneously learning the history of various school initiatives, planning future programs, and adjusting to the position. The pearls in this chapter focus on how to relate to faculty and students.


Faculty Member Hippocratic Oath Medical School Faculty DAVID GEFFEN School School Initiative 
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