McAfee Fellows – Transforming Health & Healthcare
The PELI Advanced Course is aimed at physician leaders who have the experience, commitment, and passion to lead initiatives that will transform and improve Maine’s health and healthcare systems at local, regional, and statewide levels.
Created in response to the stated need by physician leaders and non-physician healthcare executives across Maine for clinicians with the management and leadership skills needed to transform health and healthcare in their practices, hospitals and other settings, PELI brings national caliber training and faculty to Maine and tailors the course to the specific needs of Maine physicians.
We designate our graduates ‘McAfee Fellows’ in honor of the distinguished physician leader Robert McAfee, a general and vascular surgeon, physician and advocate for the prevention of family violence and improved healthcare. He was the 149th President of the American Medical Association and Chairman of the Board of the Dirigo Health Plan. The PELI Advanced experience prepares physicians to tackle today’s healthcare challenges while strategizing to resolve tomorrow’s, following in Dr. McAfee’s footsteps.
The advanced course is competency-based, highly experiential, and systems focused using an adult learning theory model. Participants attend a series of six 2-day residential sessions in Brunswick over a 12-month period of time in order to provide participants with the opportunity to bring new learning to their work settings, share experiences, devote considerable time and thought to complex issues, and build and strengthen professional relationships and trust with colleagues.
The physicians attending the advanced course will benefit from the following:
- an 80-hour curriculum course delivered by faculty from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management of Brandeis University as well as local experts
- 80 Category 1 CME credit
- certificate of completion
- long-standing and supportive networks of physicians across the state
- a higher level of personal and professional development