Saturday, April 12, 2008

The Schweitzer Fellowship for health professionals

Another of the blogs I follow regularly is one written by Paul Levy, President and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) hospital in Boston, MA. BID is one of the most respected medical centers in the country.

I first met Paul in 2005, when he was part of a panel of speakers talking about leadership. Paul stood out because he was, by far, the most effective. He was clear, concise, and laid back. He spoke simply, so that you didn't feel stupid, and had a very encouraging manner. At one point he said that he learned everything he needed to know about leadership from coaching his daughter's soccer team. I'd encourage you to read his blog, particularly if you are interested in public health, medicine, and/or leadership.

Today he wrote a great post about the Schweitzer Fellowship, that financially supports a variety of budding health professionals in their studies, provided they dedicate atleast 2000 hours of community service in return. You can read all about it here.

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