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Capstone Course for Military Health System Leaders

Format: In-person

The LEADS Capstone Course is a pinnacle educational event for senior leaders in the MHS. Speakers include, but are not limited to, the Service Surgeons General, senior leaders and staff from the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Director DHA, the Surgeon General of the U.S., and the Department of Veterans Affairs. They present the most current information on hot topic health issues, HRO, TRICARE, military transformation, policy, and legislation, just to mention a few. The Course is held three times a year in the National Capital Region.

Upcoming Course Dates

  • July 18-22, 2022
  • Nov. 14-18, 2022
  • March 20-24. 2023
  • July 10-14, 2023
  • Nov. 13-17, 2023

The LEADS Capstone Course for MHS Leaders is a nominative course. We recommend that you contact your Corps/Career Branch manager for service specific nomination process for attendance.

Capstone Course Objectives

The Capstone objectives include the words and phrases: networking, sharing, unique ways of dealing with human relations, patient safety, Homeland Security, understanding policymaking, and policies that shape the delivery of DOD healthcare, indicating importance and applicability to the MTF commander. With the smaller class size, direct interaction with policy makers and military healthcare leaders, and its joint audience the Capstone Course has come to provide first hand, real world, applicable knowledge/information for the attendees to incorporate into their day to day and future work in the MHS.

Upon completion of the course the participants will:

  • Have an enhanced understanding of MHS policymaking including how policies are disseminated and the legal basis for those policies.
  • Gain a deeper sense of TRICARE issues and policies that shape the delivery of DOD healthcare.
  • Become familiarized with information systems to support executive decision-making, as well as tools for evaluating quality assurance, customer satisfaction, and metrics.
  • Have the opportunity to discuss issues of retention and recruitment from the military and national perspectives as well as financial and business matters as they relate to the MHS.
  • Share networking opportunities to include, but not limited to the Surgeons General, members of other services serving in similar capacities, OSD leaders including Deputy Secretaries, the VA, civilian health program managers, and academia.
  • Become familiar with unique ways of dealing with human relations and gain a better appreciation for the way they are perceived by others.
  • Exchange ideas on current issues such as risk management, patient safety, Homeland Security, bioterrorism, war fighters (the line) and Reserve Forces.
  • Gain an enhanced appreciation for transformation and fiscal issues within the DOD.

To receive CME credit for distance learning modules, you must first complete a one-time enrollment at the Air Force CME site. >>View the Instructions

Last Updated: July 13, 2022

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