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

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00286975
First Posted: February 6, 2006
Last Update Posted: October 17, 2008
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Collaborator:
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Information provided by:
McGill University Health Center
  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
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
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

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria: Postgraduate trainees in PGY 3 or higher -

Exclusion Criteria: Program director does not allow participation

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): 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

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00286975     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MDLead:Patel et al.
First Submitted: February 1, 2006
First Posted: February 6, 2006
Last Update Posted: October 17, 2008
Last Verified: November 2005

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