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The Healthcare Education Transformation Podcast

Feb 2, 2023

In this episode of the Healthcare Education Transformation Podcast, our guest Dr. Jason Silvernail dives into the importance of leadership in the healthcare industry, where change is slow and patients' needs are not always met. He discusses the traits that make a great leader, including good character, intellect, and the ability to achieve results, develop others, and lead. He also highlights the importance of being relentlessly focused on quality and the patient experience, as well as having a sense of perspective and wisdom to make the best decisions for the organization. Our guest shares his personal experience in the military and how its principles can be applied to healthcare leadership. This episode will leave listeners with practical tips on how to improve their leadership skills and make a positive impact in the healthcare industry.

Jason Silvernail is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a career military officer. He is board-certified in orthopedics and fellowship-trained in manual therapy, and earned a Doctor of Science degree from Baylor University. He serves in the US Army at the rank of Colonel where he is the Consultant to the Army Surgeon General for Physical Therapy. A clinician and researcher, he has published clinical commentaries and original research in the medical literature and he has a prominent professional presence online where he discusses evidence-based practice, clinical care, communication, and health care leadership, Opinions expressed by Dr. Silvernail are his own and do not represent the official policy or position of the United States Army, the Department of Defense, or the United States Government. 

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Dr F Scott Feil is a husband, a father, a physical therapist, a professor, and most recently an Amazon best-selling author. F Scott is also a business coach and mentor despite starting his journey as an English major before landing as a Physical Therapist. He is one of the creators and co-hosts of the Healthcare Education Transformation Podcast which aims to break down the silos between healthcare professions in an attempt to find best practices in teaching and learning throughout healthcare academia. He also hosts the Professors of Profit Podcast where he interviews healthcare professionals about their side gigs and side hustles. His goal is to help at least 222 professors (one from every PT School at the time of publication of his book) and clinicians pay off their student loans quicker and/or more efficiently by using multiple revenue streams. If he helps some others with terminal degrees or other healthcare clinicians along the way, then it’s a bonus! He is also the owner of , FGI Consulting, and Epic Therapy and Wellness. His areas of interest are in the realms of Geriatrics, Service Based Learning, and Business.

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