5.-7. Skills Development

This section provides a compilation of various skill sets for physicians. If you have questions or feedback regarding this information please contact Bob Perna at rjp@wsma.org.

5. Skills Development – Professional: Business Skills

Skill sets on practice operations and physician employment relationships.

Tier 1 – Written guidance

Physicians need to review and understand all of the terms of any employment agreement they are considering entering into. The WSMA Legal Resource Center provides a checklist for physicians to use when reviewing an employment contract. In most cases, however, physicians are advised to seek independent legal counsel to review their employment agreements. Even if the physician does not utilize an attorney for actual negotiation of an employment contract, an attorney can provide insight into the terms of the contract, and can provide suggestions for alternate language the physician can use, if needed, when discussing the contract with his/her potential employer. The WSMA can also provide members with referrals to a number of other attorneys experienced in employment matters.

  • Attribution and risk-based contracting. (In development)

Tier 2 – Educational programs

 

6. Skills Development – Professional: Leadership Skills

Skill sets on practice operations and physician employment relationships.

Tier 2 – Educational programs

 

7. Skills Development – Personal

Skill sets for physicians on managing lifestyle, individual and family well-being and finances.

Tier 1 – Written guidance

  • Resilience and burnout prevention - Skill sets for building resilience and intervention strategies on burnout.
  • Personal financial management. (In development)

If you have questions or feedback regarding this information please contact Bob Perna at rjp@wsma.org.