Thank you for participating in the webinar “Leadership in health systems science- perspectives from the United States and South Africa,” hosted by the AMA, along with its Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium, to share the latest innovations emerging from medical schools across the U.S. with our international colleagues.

You may access a recorded video of the webinar and a copy of the presentation slides on AMA’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education Community, located under the resources tab.

Thank you,

Susan E. Skochelak, MD, MPH
Group vice president, Medical Education, American Medical Association

Meeting Description:
Viewing health systems through the lens of health systems science highlights the need for physician leadership, whether it’s through traditional leadership roles, participating in care teams or advocating for patients. Under these circumstances, medical schools have a compelling responsibility to prepare medical students to assume these roles. Since this is true for schools in both South Africa and the United States, we should consider what lessons can be learned from each system, what competencies might translate between settings and how the different environments might require different approaches.


During this webinar you will:

• Compare the ways medical schools in South Africa and the U.S. teach leadership and teamwork to medical students

• Discuss the ways in which physician leadership can help systems provide better value, incorporate better technological tools and improve overall quality

• Explore how physician leadership competencies may be shared or need to differ between South Africa and the U.S.


Prof Manie de Klerk, 


Head: MBA in Healthcare Leadership and Health Consultant for MMi Health

University of Stellenbosch Business School

Timothy Reeder, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

Director, Health System Transformation and Leadership Program

Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.


Kimberly D. Lomis, MD

Vice President

Undergraduate Medical Education Innovations

American Medical Association