by Jennifer Perry |

Jennifer Perry Delivers Keynote at Washington State Medical Association's 2018 Leadership Development Conference

Former healthcare executive shares best-practices for turning great doctors into great leaders.

Chelan, WA – May 25, 2018  FMG Leading’s Healthcare Principal Jennifer Perry recently delivered a keynote at the Washington State Medical Association's 2018 Leadership Development Conference in Chelan, Washington. Jennifer was joined during her talk by Dr. David Weidig, Chief Medical Officer from Sound Physicians, a FMG Leading client. The keynote was inspired by the learnings shared in FMG Leading’s recent whitepaper “Turning Great Doctors Into Great Leaders”, co-authored by Jennifer, FMG Leading Chairman Dr. Foster Mobley, and CEO Dr. Matt Brubaker. The whitepaper was also the inspiration for the recent Harvard Business Review article that Jennifer co-authored, titled “Most Doctors Have Little or No Management Training, and That’s a Problem”,  published in December 2017.

Washington State Medical Association 2018 Leadership Development Conference

Washington State Medical Association 2018 Leadership Development Conference

Jennifer’s keynote, titled “Why Physician Leaders Often Fail, and Ways to Ensure Success” focused on the strategies required to build a development pipeline to support doctors as they grow into expanded leadership roles. The talk also highlighted the varying skills required at each of the 5 levels of physician leadership, as well as ways to address the most common strengths and leadership gaps doctors display. Throughout the keynote, Jennifer shared learnings and best-practices from FMG Leading’s 3 decades of experience working with thousands of leaders at a wide range of healthcare organizations. Dr. David Weidig, CMO at Sound Physicians, also shared his experience with physician leadership development, describing Sound Physicians' programs that help their doctors become great leaders.


Jennifer Perry

Jennifer is Principal of FMG Leading's Heathcare practice. She joined the firm from the healthcare sector, where she served for more than a decade as an executive in a leading healthcare company.


The vision of the Washington State Medical Association is to make Washington the best place to practice medicine and to receive care. WSMA provides strong physician leadership and advocacy to shape the future of medicine and advance quality care in Washington state.  WSMA is governed by three guiding principles. First, advocacy: WSMA advances key issues that impact physicians and patients in Washington state. Second, leadership: WSMA delivers practical training and leadership development opportunities. And finally, collaboration: WSMA creates opportunities for statewide peer-to-peer networking and sharing of best practices. To learn more, visit 


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