Growing Future Physician Leaders: A Randomized Trial of an Educational Intervention in Postgraduate Trainees

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Information provided by:
McGill University Health Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00286975
First received: February 1, 2006
Last updated: October 16, 2008
Last verified: November 2005
  Purpose

Study objective: The objective of this trial was to determine the effectiveness of a Leadership Development Program (LDP) aimed at 1) establishing basic management knowledge and 2) promoting reflection of leadership skills.

Study design: Randomized, controlled, single-blind trial. Study participants: Senior postgraduate medical and surgical trainees at an urban university health care centre.

Methods: Eligible participants were randomized to either the LDP(intervention group) or to regular postgraduate training (control group). For ethical reasons, all participants assigned to the control group were offered the LDP at the end of the trial. The 1º outcome measure used was a knowledge-based written exam. The sample size was estimated on finding a 20% difference in mean test scores between groups. Participants' reflective capacity and higher order leadership role skills were tested through a personal learning project (PLP, 2º outcome measure).


Condition Intervention Phase
Leadership Skills and Knowledge in Postgraduate Trainees
Behavioral: Leadership development program educational intervention
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Official Title: Growing Future Physician Leaders: A Randomized, Controlled Trial of an Educational Intervention in Postgraduate Trainees

Further study details as provided by McGill University Health Center:

Detailed Description:

Study objective: The objective of this trial was to determine the effectiveness of a Leadership Development Program (LDP) aimed at 1) establishing basic management knowledge and 2) promoting reflection of leadership skills.

Study design: Randomized, controlled, single-blind trial. Study participants: Senior postgraduate medical and surgical trainees at an urban university health care centre.

Methods: Eligible participants were randomized to either the LDP(intervention group) or to regular postgraduate training (control group). For ethical reasons, all participants assigned to the control group were offered the LDP at the end of the trial. The 1º outcome measure used was a knowledge-based written exam. The sample size was estimated on finding a 20% difference in mean test scores between groups. Participants' reflective capacity and higher order leadership role skills were tested through a personal learning project (PLP, 2º outcome measure).

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria: Postgraduate trainees in PGY 3 or higher -

Exclusion Criteria: Program director does not allow participation

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00286975

Locations
Canada, Quebec
McGill University Health Centre
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3H 1P3
Sponsors and Collaborators
McGill University Health Center
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Hema Patel, MD, MSc, FRCP McGill University Health Center
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00286975     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MDLead:Patel et al.
Study First Received: February 1, 2006
Last Updated: October 16, 2008
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

Keywords provided by McGill University Health Center:
Leadership skills
Management skills
Postgraduate medical education

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 30, 2014