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All doctors need to be effective leaders within our health systems for optimal patient care. During this 8-month practical program your leadership capability will evolve to improve your confidence and performance in all areas of leadership required of you and/or chosen by you through your career.

Being a leader is not just about taking on official named leadership or management positions. Good leadership has far-reaching implications across all components of our health systems, not only for high quality clinical outcomes but also for excellence in research and educational outcomes.

The brand new FLASH course is developed by doctors for doctors. Our teaching faculty have expertise and training in delivering leadership development programs, medical education and coaching. This stimulating program will be highly interactive and showcase numerous health professional leaders’ stories through live Q and A panels.

Your ability as a leader will be fostered in many ways including: examining and reflecting on your own behaviours and relationships with others; exploring ways to build effective teams; developing techniques to positively influence others for a common goal; better understanding the shape of the NSW health system and how components impact on each other; experiencing the benefits of coaching…

FLASH is developed around the Australian Health Leadership LEADS Framework.

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Target Audience

FLASH is designed for senior medical trainees in their last year/s of specialty training (incl. general practice), post-fellowship clinical and/or clinical research fellows as well as for specialist doctors within their first 5 years (approx.) of independent practice.



The FLASH program aims to equip participants with the knowledge, skills and attributes which are building blocks for effective leadership.  FLASH is designed to foster the longitudinal development of confidence and behaviours for effective leadership to be applied to all facets of the health system throughout their careers.


FLASH Highlights

  • Two-day immersive overnight workshop in Sydney at the program commencement (Friday August 6th and Saturday August 7th 2021)
  • Monthly full-day interactive learning workshops between September 2021 and March 2022
  • Highly interactive format with wide-ranging guest faculty
  • Tailored to local health district needs to address the gap in medical leadership development, linking to real-life health service scenarios
  • Online coaching, mentoring opportunities and webinars between monthly sessions and beyond the course
  • Experiential full day experience ‘shadowing’ a leader in health (matching process)
  • Ample opportunity for building ongoing networks and ‘community of practice’


Program Outline

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Application Process

Participants will be determined on merit through a competitive application process. Places are strictly limited. Selection will be based on an application letter detailing the applicants’ interest and motivation for completing this course.



Organising Committee

  • Sandra Turner, Radiation Oncologist, Westmead Hospital, & Clinical Lead Faculty Development, Research and Education Network (REN)
  • Peter Hockey, Professor of Clinical Education, Faculty of Medicine & Health, the University of Sydney; and Director of Education, Research and Education Network (REN), WSLHD
  • Henry Maung, Geriatrician, Blacktown Hospital & Medical Clinical Superintendent, WSLHD
  • Jane Bolster, Nurse Educator, Professional Practice and Faculty Development, Research and Education Network (REN), WSLHD
  • Sonja Cronje, Professional Coach, member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Anthony Glover, Endocrine Surgeon, Royal North Shore Hospital, NSLHD & Director Master of Surgery Program, University of Sydney Medical School
  • Francesca Rannard, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Wollongong Hospital, ISLHD
  • Cecilia Keung, Business Support Officer (Education), Research and Education Network (REN), WSLHD


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