In this issue of the Leadership Forum, we bring you three outstanding articles. First, Dr. Jen Rusiecki, et al, revisit our annual SGIM meeting and highlight key takeaways from their workshop, Making it Stick—Creating Culture Change to Move from Values into Sustainable Action.
Summer is the time for many transitions within academic medicine, and not all transitions have a clearly defined guidebook to the process. Second, Dr. Ben Clyburn provides valuable insights and lessons learned when taking on the role of Interim Chair of Internal Medicine. A must-read for any involved in transitions!
As this issue goes to press, COVID-19 numbers across the country are rising due to the increasing prevalence of highly contagious variant strains as well as variable community vaccination rates and mitigation practices. Many institutions are grappling with a multitude of decisions regarding vaccines. Thus—in our third article—Drs. Steve Lawrence and Eva Aagaard share their institution’s framework and decision-making process in developing COVID-19 vaccine policies for the School of Medicine.
Enjoy the remainder of the summer months, and happy reading!