Clinical Track

Clinical leadership is based on ensuring optimal care for patients and overcoming problems in the clinical workplace or healthcare delivery system. A clinical leader focuses on becoming an expert in a given medical or surgical specialty, patient population, procedure, treatment pathways and/or protocols.

See the resources from CHLM and its partners and explore Career Spotlights to learn how other PAs and NPs have been successful in this career track.

Choose Your Resource

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  • Target Audience: PAs and NPs
  • Career Stage: Early to Advanced
  • Time Commitment: 1-3 years (depending on graduate program)
  • Content Delivery: Online
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  • Target Audience: PAs and NPs, Managers of PAs and NPs
  • Career Stage: Early to Advanced
  • Time Commitment: 1 hour per course
  • Content Delivery: Online
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  • Target Audience: PAs
  • Career Stage: Mid to Advanced
  • Time Commitment: 3 days
  • Content Delivery: Live Conference
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  • Target Audience: PAs and those who manage PAs
  • Career Stage: Early to Advanced
  • Time Commitment: 9 months – 2 years
  • Content Delivery: Online

Career Spotlight

Scott Peterson, MPAS, PA-C, CPE

Scott Peterson, MPAS, PA-C, CPE

Inpatient Pain Management PA/Pain Education Coordinator – Cleveland Clinic – Avon Hospital

“Leadership is ownership – seeing the mission or goal ahead as yours and having a vested, personal interest in its successful completion. Leaders accept that the ultimate responsibility for the success or failure to achieve goals lies with them and, in accepting that, are motivated to do all that they can to ensure positive outcomes.”

  • Cleveland Clinic Opioid Task Force
  • Cuyahoga County Opiate Task Force
  • Certified Pain Educator – American Society of Pain Educators
  • Lorain County Community Health Improvement Plan Committee to Reduce Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Abuse among Adults and Children
  • Cleveland Clinic – Avon Hospital Pain Management Committee

Career Spotlight

Marc Moote, MS, PA-C

Marc Moote, MS, PA-C

Chief PA and Administrative Director of Medical Staff Services

“We have to increase value for our patients. PA leaders will need to focus energy on, and build personal competencies around, ensuring that PAs deliver on the value proposition which must come with rigorous measurements of both outcomes and costs.”

  • Chair, Venous Thromboembolism Committee at Michigan Medicine
  • Administrative Director of Medical Staff Services
  • Co-Director, VTE Prophylaxis Coordinating Center UMHS; Subcontracted by Michigan Hospital Association Health Foundation-Hospital Engagement Network (MHA-HEN), Partnership for Patients
  • Lead PA in General Surgery, University of Michigan Health System
  • Clinical PA in various roles – family medicine, surgical assisting in general and orthopedic surgery, outpatient liver tumor clinic
  • MAPA Legislative Committee member, and Member of AAPA’s Advocacy Commission

Career Spotlight

Eric W. Cucchi, MS, PA-C

Eric W. Cucchi, MS, PA-C

Director of eICU Operations, UMass Memorial Healthcare

“Reach out to your colleagues, find the problems, before they find you, and correct them. Evaluate all issues no matter how big, no matter how small, with the entire team from top to bottom and from side to side and work together to find the best solutions.”

  • UMass Memorial Medical Center AP Residency in Critical Care
  • Director, UMass Memorial Medical Center AP Residency in Critical Care
  • Educator, AP Critical Care Program, UMass Memorial Medical Center
  • Interim Director of eICU Operations, UMass Memorial Healthcare
  • Physician Assistant in Critical Care