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

This study has been completed.
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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

February 1, 2006
October 16, 2008
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Growing Future Physician Leaders: A Randomized Trial of an Educational Intervention in Postgraduate Trainees
Growing Future Physician Leaders: A Randomized, Controlled Trial of an Educational Intervention in Postgraduate Trainees

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).

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).

Interventional
Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Leadership Skills and Knowledge in Postgraduate Trainees
Behavioral: Leadership development program educational intervention
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Inclusion Criteria: Postgraduate trainees in PGY 3 or higher -

Exclusion Criteria: Program director does not allow participation

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NCT00286975
MDLead:Patel et al.
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McGill University Health Center
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Principal Investigator: Hema Patel, MD, MSc, FRCP McGill University Health Center
McGill University Health Center
November 2005

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