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Designing the future of


Academic Medicine

Clinical, education & research challenges.

Academic health systems face fierce competition in numerous talent areas as they strive to fulfill their clinical, education and research missions. These missions are evolving, which places new demands on leadership positions, particularly on deans and academic chairs. Additionally, more academic health institutions are collaborating more frequently and deeply with community health networks. These mixed-system relationships test cultural differences between practicing doctors and academic doctors. This combination of challenges raises new questions, opportunities and risks for academic healthcare systems that have traditionally subscribed to a mission-driven, risk-averse approach.

Former Deans, Department Chairs & Academic Physicians.

Korn Ferry has worked with more than one-quarter of the leading academic medical centers in the U.S. Our clients include academic health centers, schools of medicine, other health-related school, family practice plans, teaching hospitals, affiliated hospitals and system sites, parent universities, state university systems, cancer centers, research institutions and associations. Our consulting and search partners include former deans, academic chairs, vice presidents of health affairs and more. This firsthand experience helps us understand the precise nature of leadership, research, faculty recruitment and funding challenges these institutions confront as they strive to manage new risks and develop new forms of collaboration.

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