CANDIDATE STATEMENTS: NOMINATING COMMITTEE: ACADEMICSoha N. Ghossaini, MD
Our Academy plays a major role in the future of our specialty mainly by helping us succeed professionally, helping us provide the best care to our patients, and by advocating on our behalf.
What do you see as the priorities of the Nominating Committee in selecting the future leaders of our Academy?
Our Academy plays a major role in the future of our specialty mainly by helping us succeed professionally, helping us provide the best care to our patients, and by advocating on our behalf. This in itself has been my motivation to get involved in the Academy throughout my years as an otolaryngologist.
During my one-year leadership training at the AAO-HNS Leadership Institute Endowed Scholars Program I learned that our best strategic plans are the ones which account for any anticipated changes in the future of our specialty. This lesson is even more relevant today in view of the ever-changing field of practicing medicine and its resultant new challenges. Such challenges may include scope of practice concerns, work force issues, alternative payment models, the pressure to be more productive in academics and its effect on residency training, and many others. Therefore I believe that the priority of the Nominating Committee is to select leaders who recognize such challenges and have the expertise to tackle them. It is equally important for our future leaders to continue involving the Members and listening to their concerns. If selected, I would be honored to serve on the Nominating Committee.