Resources for Physician Leadership

A variety of opportunities are available for physician leadership training. Links are provided below for leadership courses and other resources. Given the paucity of data in this area, it is difficult to know the comparative effectiveness of various physician leadership training initiatives.[1] Department of Medicine (DoM) faculty members interested in exploring any of these opportunities are encouraged to contact their physician-in-chief (PIC) or a member of the DoM Executive Committee to learn more about specific experiences regarding a particular course.

1: The impact of leadership training programs on physicians in academic medical centers: a systematic review. Straus SE, Soobiah C, Levinson W. Acad Med. 2013 May;88(5):710-23. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e31828af493. Review. PMID: 23524921


Canadian Society of Physician Leaders 

Physician Leadership Resource Manual (Ontario Hospital Association) 

Alberta Health Services: Physician Leadership Development Report

Physicians Leadership Series – Elsevier

Centre for Physician Leadership

Physician Leadership Training Programs

U of T:

New and Emerging Academic Leaders (NEAL) Program (Centre for Faculty Development)

Rotman School of Management (U of T): Health Leadership: Achieving Your Potential

IHPME Health Systems Leadership and Innovation Program (HSLI)


CAME CLIME (Canadian Leadership Institute for Medical Education)

Canadian Medical Association Physician Leadership Institute

Ontario Medical Association Physician Leadership Development

Physician Leadership and Management Program, Memorial University

Physician Leadership Program (PLP) at the Sauder School of Business, UBC

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Leadership Program, Tefler School of Management, University of Ottawa


American Association for Physician Leadership: Physician Leadership Development Program

American College of Physicians Leadership Academy (various courses and programs including free online webinars.)

Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Drexel University (for women)

Institute for Physician Leadership, UCSF

International Leadership Development Program for Physicians, Harvard University 

Leadership for Physician Executives Seminar, The Levinson Institute in association with Harvard Medical School

Physician Leadership Program, University of Missouri-Kansas City (under the heading: "Fully Customized Learning and Development Programs -> Health Care - Physician Leadership Program")

Washington State Medical Association Physician Leadership Course, Seattle, WA


Young Physician Leaders: InterAcademy Partnership (IAP)