Leading in Medicine: Top Qualities Every Leader Should Have

The journey to become a doctor or medical professional is not always an easy road. The hard work and focus that go into getting your doctorate are qualities enough to give you credibility, however, that hard work does not stop once you’ve achieved your degree. The pinnacle of your medical achievements will be reflected by the care that you provide for others and how you give that care.

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The journey to become a doctor or medical professional is not always an easy road. The hard work and focus that go into getting your doctorate are qualities enough to give you credibility,  however, that hard work does not stop once you’ve achieved your degree. The pinnacle of your medical achievements will be reflected by the care that you provide for others and how you give that care.

 

Climbing the corporate ladder and developing skills that will set you apart from other potential competition in your office is only one part of the job as a medical leader. The way you treat your co-workers, subordinates, and patients  will be another area in which your leadership skills will be tested From here, the care given within your profession will be of great importance, and ultimately, all areas must collide positively for your leadership role to reflect well.

 

Take a look at the  top qualities that every great leader in the medical field should possess.

 

Communication

Everyone in the medical field must have impeccable communication skills. Communication is the cornerstone when building a trusting relationship between patient and doctor. Not only is communication important when speaking with a patient, this skill will also keep your team or staff in line and ready to help give the best care possible. Being able to clearly and physically listen to a patient’s needs will help you to assess the situation in the best manner. Furthermore, this will actively be a great example to set for your fellow co-workers.

 

Empathy

Connecting with your patient is fundamentally important when communicating in medicine. Often times, medical professionals are left having to explain deeply complex procedures, diagnoses, and care routines to family members and patients. Having a heavy demeanor or not being sensitive to certain situations will make you appear cold and untrustworthy.

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Author: Thorsten Hagemann

Thorsten Hagemann is medical professional, entrepreneur, and cycling enthusiast. He is the Founder of MedAdvise Ltd., a consultancy company focused on preventative medicine. Hagemann graduated in medicine in 1998 and earned his Doctor of Medicine in 2002. He went on to specialize in Internal Medicine, Haematology, and Medical Oncology.

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