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Physician Leadership Program

Important Update

Applications for the 2019 Physician Leadership Program are now closed! Thank you to all those of you who applied. We had a great response and are now working on screening the applications. Final selection and notifications will be made by Friday, December 21, 2018.


L.A. Care is committed to enhancing the medical leadership capacity for promising physician leaders working in vulnerable and low-income communities. To this end, L.A. Care is pleased to offer the Physician Leadership Program, a leadership development program for physicians from community health centers in Los Angeles County. The six-month program is designed to equip physicians with tangible leadership and management skills necessary to effect transformational change within their health centers, and ultimately improve patient care and health outcomes. 

The Physician Leadership Program is offered free of charge to all participants.

Program Curriculum and Activities

In addition to the leadership skills seminars listed below, participants will benefit from:

  • Individual leadership assessments to develop leadership growth objectives, including competencies, skills, aspirations, motivators, communication and management skills, attitudes toward change, and cultural fit.
  • One-on-one coaching to evaluate individual behavior and the behavior of those around them, helping individuals successfully work through difficult decisions or politically charged situations.
  • Guidance to develop a leadership enhancement project implemented in a clinical setting or larger community by establishing a process and tracking outcome measures.

Leadership Skills Seminars

L.A. Care Health Plan: 1055 West 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
California Community Foundation: 221 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Seminar Date

Seminar 1: Leadership Style and Serving Underserved Communities
Location: L.A. Care Health Plan

February 1, 2019
8:30am - 10:30am

Seminar 2: Leading Effective Teams
Location: L.A. Care Health Plan

February 22, 2019
8:30am - 11am

Seminar 3: Managing Health Care Services and Finances
Location: L.A. Care Health Plan

March 22, 2019
8:30am - 11:30am

Seminar 4: Improving Services
Location: L.A. Care Health Plan

April 12, 2019
8:30am - 10:30am

Seminar 5: Setting Direction and Change Management
Location: L.A. Care Health Plan

May 10, 2019
8:30am - 10:30am

Seminar 6: Conclusions and Participant Projects
Location: California Community Foundation

May 29, 2019
6pm - 8pm

Five Webinars hosted by HMA via Zoom Conferencing

Webinar Date

Webinar 1: Culturally Responsive Care and Practitioner Self Care

February 8, 2019
5:30 - 6:30pm

Webinar 2: Culturally Responsive Care and Practitioner Self Care

March 6, 2019
5:30 - 6:30pm

Webinar 3: Applying Financial Leadership Learning to Case Studies/Understanding Health Care Disparities

April 3, 2019
5:30 - 6:30pm

Webinar 4: Behavioral Health Integration

April 24, 2019
5:30 - 6:30pm

Webinar 5Spicy Management and Leadership Challenges 

May 8, 2019
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits Available

This Blended Learning activity, Physician Leadership Program , has been reviewed by the American Academy of Family Physicians and has a term of 02/01/2019 - 05/31/2019. This activity is acceptable for up to 18.25 Prescribed credit(s); the total amount of credit consists of 13.25 Live Prescribed credits and 5 Enduring Material Prescribed credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s) ™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.


Thank you for your interest in L.A. Care Health Plan's Physician Leadership Program. Please review the eligibility requirements and participant expectations before completing the application. The program will accept up to 20 participants through a competitive application process. Multiple individuals may be accepted from each community health center.

We recommend completing the application in Microsoft Word before entering all information online. 

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the program:

  • Work at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), FQHC Look-Alike, or not-for-profit community clinic in Los Angeles County
  • Be a licensed physician (MD/DO)
  • Have experience managing others or managing complex projects and initiatives

Participant Expectations

Program participants agree to fully engage in all aspects of this six month program. Specifically, participants agree to:

  • Secure supervisor/organizational sponsorship to allow release time during the work day to attend in-person seminars and webinars
  • Attend all in-person seminars and webinars
  • Develop and implement a leadership project
  • Participate in evaluation of the program