Residency Program

BayCare Health Systems Resident Leadership Track

BayCare Physician Leadership Program

BayCareAt the start of their PGY-2 year our residents have the opportunity to participate in the BayCare Physician Leadership Program, which is a two-year longitudinal program.  

The goals of the program are to enable physicians to lead in the delivery of exceptional health care, and to develop a talent pipeline of physician leaders. The combination of a formal base curriculum, social engagement, and coaching/ mentorship provides a framework for the program. 

Residents involved with this program can conveniently attend most of the large group sessions remotely from the Turley Family Health Center, and the live sessions at the main BayCare office allow residents to interact with a variety of different specialists and providers at different stages of their careers within the BayCare system. Participants also are able to get individualized coaching based on formal assessments such as the DISC personality test, the Conflict Dynamics Profile, the Influence Style Indicator, and others.  

Every two months resident participants also meet with the resident leadership program’s Director Dr. Wanda Cruz-Knight, and the Co-Director Dr. Julia Jenkins, to review and discuss a book relevant to physician-leaders. Residents feel this is one of the most valuable parts of the program, as it involves small group discussion about a variety of topics meant to foster individual introspection and growth.

USF-MPM Family Medicine BayCare Health Systems Resident Leadership Track (RLT)

The Family Medicine BayCare Health Systems Resident Leadership track’s mission is to train Family Medicine Physicians to value clinical excellence and embrace leadership as a tool to effect changes in health care and improve the community of patients they serve. 


To train Family Medicine residents to embrace leadership as part of their medical mission. 

To explore leadership philosophy, values and goals. 

To prompt physician involvement in leadership by providing a forum for educated debate that strengthens participant’s inherent leadership skills.

To provide a forum for integrating residents into the BayCare System through networking opportunities with the hospital leaders and committees through experimental learning about the critical issues facing health care in our society.

Tools for accomplishing goals:

  • Family Medicine PGY2 participation in the Physician Leadership Program
  • Computer-based: Online modules
  • Live sessions
  • Forums: Led by BayCare Health Systems executive team
  • Workshops:  Meetings emphasizing exchange of ideas with demonstration and application of skills


  • 18 months commitment with greater than 75% participation in the curriculum
  • 6 Required  sessions year one with online make up options
  • 5 Required  sessions year two with online make up options
  • Book Club meetings: Stephen Covey-The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People with workbook