2023 APCCMPD Annual Conference 



March 8, 2023
Portland, OR

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$550 Member / $750 Non-Member *
* APCCMPD reserves the right to cancel the Pre course due to low enrollment

The APCCMPD strives to support the career development and academic advancement of training program directors, program faculty, and staff.

Program Directors, Associate Program Directors and Program Coordinators often come to their respective roles with variable experience in leadership, and rarely after previous extensive leadership experience in medicine or education. Many program leaders would benefit from a broader understanding of the spectrum of leadership styles, what style(s) fit their personality and strengths, and which styles are best suited to particular situations. Leadership represents a skill set for which it can be difficult for new or seasoned program leaders to find training or faculty development appropriate to their specific needs. New and seasoned program leaders will gain insight into methods and resources, including mentorship and peer support, for developing their own leadership skills necessary to fulfill their educational leadership roles.

At the conclusion of
the Medical Education Leadership Precourse, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe leadership competencies and leadership competencies for health care.
  • Distinguish between managing and leading.
  • Define the dimensions of an effective team.
  • Explore experiential data on whether individuals perform better than teams.
  • Offer experiential tools for teamwork.
  • Define organizational culture and tools to describe culture.
  • Develop a vision of organizational culture that harnesses the discretionary effort of its members.
  • Describe several models of change and reflect on their applicability to the attendee’s experience in managing change.
  • Review educational principles that enhance Program Directors’ effectiveness.


James K. Stoller, MD, MS
Professor and Chairman, Education Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Jean Wall Bennett Professor of Medicine
Samson Global Leadership Academy Endowed Chair
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of CWRU

James K. Stoller, MD, MS is the Chair of the Education Institute and holds the Jean Wall Bennett Professorship in Emphysema Research at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and the Samson Global Leadership Academy Endowed Chair. He is an Adjunct Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and Honorary Visiting Professor of the Bayes Business School, City University, London, UK.  From 2001 to 2005, he served as Associate Chief of Staff and served as Vice Chairman of Internal Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic through 2007. Dr. Stoller is a Diplomate in internal medicine and pulmonary disease of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Stoller received a BA in biochemistry and English (magna cum laude) from Amherst College in Amherst, Mass. He earned his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine in 1979 and completed his internship and residency in medicine at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston. After completing fellowships in Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine at both Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and Yale University School of Medicine, he pursued a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine/Anesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Stoller also earned a Master's in Organizational Development and Analysis from the Weatherhead School of Management of Case Western Reserve University in 2001.

His clinical and research focus regards alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and his organizational scholarship regards leadership development and organizational high-performance. Dr. Stoller has authored/co-authored more than 370 peer-reviewed papers, 85 chapters, and 15 books, including "Exception to the Rule: The Surprising Science of Character-Based Culture, Engagement, and Performance" and "Better Humans, Better Performance."

Aanchal Kapoor, MD, MEd
Cleveland Clinic

Aanchal Kapoor, MD, MEd is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Associate Program Director of Critical Care Medicine fellowship and Medical Director of Medical Intensive Liver Unit (MILU). She completed her Internal Medicine residency from University of Cincinnati, Critical Care fellowship from Cleveland Clinic in 2012 and joined as Associate Program Director of Critical Care Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. In 2014 she completed a Medical Education fellowship to continue her path as an educator. She has designed the Critical Care Education Track for Critical Care fellowship and has completed Master of Education in Health Professions Education (MEHPE) in August 2021.

All Times are in PACIFIC Time Zone 

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM    Attendee Breakfast
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM    Leadership Competencies for Healthcare
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM    Break
9:30 AM - 11:45 AM    Teamwork and Team Building
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM    Attendee Lunch
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM    Organizational Culture
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM    Managing Change
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM    Break
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM    Educational Leadership
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM   Wrap-up