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Physician Leadership Program


L.A. Care is pleased to offer the Physician Leadership Program to enhance the medical leadership capacity for promising physician leaders working in vulnerable and low-income communities. Physicians practicing in Los Angeles County community health centers will benefit from the program designed to equip participants with tangible leadership and management skills necessary to effect transformational change within their health centers, and ultimately improve patient care and health outcomes. 

Physicians who are exploring a leadership role and those who are already in a leadership role are invited to apply.

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

Seminar Date

Seminar 1: Leadership Style in Serving Underserved Communities

Friday, January 17
8:30am - 12pm

Seminar 2: Leading Effective Teams

Friday, February 14
8:30am - 12pm

Seminar 3: Managing Health Care Services and Finances

Friday, March 20
8:30am - 12pm

Seminar 4: Improving Health Care Services

Friday, April 17
8:30am - 12pm

Seminar 5: Setting Direction and Change Management

Friday, May 15
8:30am - 12pm

Seminar 6: Projects Presentations and Program Conclusion

Wednesday, May 27
6pm - 9pm


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 01/17/2020 - 05/27/2020. This activity is acceptable for up to 20 Prescribed credit(s). 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
  • Develop and implement a leadership project
  • Participate in evaluation of the program