Chief to Chief: Reflections on Cultivating the Next Generation of Geriatrics Program Leaders

What does it take to successfully lead a Division of Geriatrics? Is it the same skill set today as it was two or three decades ago? Is it the same for each chief, given the wide spectrum of geriatrics programs across our nation? Early leaders in our field showcased and roleā€modeled the career and job satisfaction that accompanies leadership of traditional geriatrics academic programs. This has been well articulated in past issues of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society in articles by Dr William Hazzard and Dr Greg Sachs. How can we develop the next generation of geriatrics program leaders and ensure their success? Developed as a conversation between three generations of geriatrics division chiefs, this reflective article offers a shared perspective on what is required for success in advancing as a leader in our field and wholeheartedly enjoying the best job in the world.

from Wiley: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society: Table of Contents