The AOA Fellow in Leadership program selects three fellows annually for a one-year fellowship designed around servant leadership and leading from within during an on-site project. This year, Alexandra Clark, MD, head of pediatrics and general pediatrics at LLUSM, was selected for one of these prestigious fellowships.
At LLU, Dr. Clark’s project will focus on creation of a performance coaching program for clinicians utilizing the tools of sports performance psychology. Her goal is to provide support in the development of mental toughness and afford providers an arsenal of tools to perform at the highest level while maintaining a positive mental attitude. The project seeks to invest in the LLU health care teams’ psychological wellness before and during its experiences and not only after stress and burnout. Once created and implemented in the pilot program, the intervention will be moved across disciplines and health care teams.