Course 1: Becoming a Successful Medical Director

Professional Development Course: Early to Mid-Career Level

Date/Time: Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Track: Professional Development Course
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In academic medicine, few neurologists have received training in becoming a medical director of either their sections or department but can often find themselves in these roles. A medical director provides guidance and leadership by developing and evaluating the protocols and guidelines for the clinical staff, including the infrastructure and personnel for clinical research. The COVID pandemic has highlighted the need and importance of these roles as the environment of evolved rapidly requiring making frequent changes and sometimes difficult decisions. This session will describe this role and provide a platform and tips for success in these roles.

Chair: Enrique Alvarez, MD, PhD

Co-Chair: Mary Willis, MD


  • To better understand the role of medical director in an academic setting

  • To develop a basic understanding of financial aspects of an academic medical practice

  • To expand the ability to negotiate for additional clinical and research resources

Developing a Basic Understanding of Financial Aspects of an Academic Medical Practice

Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Negotiating for Additional Clinical and Research Resources

Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

The Role of Medical Directors in Academic Settings

Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM