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GCMC doc accepted into national leadership program (audio)

On this week’s Meet Cortland County segment:


Dr. Mohammad Fahad Ali has been accepted into the 2021 American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Young Physician Leadership Scholars Program.

He’s the Chief of Endoscopy and Department of Medicine Chair at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center.

“For me it is an honor to be accepted into the ACG Young Physician Leadership Scholars Program,” said Dr. Ali. “It will empower me with the tools required to develop as a physician leader in an underserved community.”

This program includes virtual training, in-person course work in Las Vegas and a trip to Capitol Hill for a day of advocacy.

Its goal is to provide young physicians with a comprehensive skill set that will serve as a foundation for the development of leadership and physician advocacy skills.

A record number of applicants competed this year. To be selected, Dr. Ali advanced through a process that required a nomination letter and multiple statements highlighting prior experience.

“I look forward to building on my executive decision-making skills as department chair to achieve our organizational goals,” added Dr. Ali. “I also want to learn how individuals and groups behave in an organizational setting so we can engage the right people to attain our short and long-term objectives.”

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