Maryland Physician Leadership Institute



The Certificate Program in Physician Leadership is an innovative, online program designed by physicians and business professionals to sharpen business skills that will help you improve patient outcomes, workflow, and your practice life.

Join our virtual classroom to learn new approaches and valuable insights that you can immediately incorporate into your current position. You will also earn continuing education credits, add a valuable credential to your resume, and significantly expand your professional network of peers in the health care industry.


Who is the Program for:

This program has been designed and implemented for physicians wishing to gain and/or enhance leadership skills.  To be eligible for the Certificate Program in Physician Leadership applicants must be licensed and in good standing with the Licensing Board.


What You’ll Learn:

This program teaches the relevant skills developed in the business world of quality leadership. It will equip you with practical tools in finance, practice improvement, strategy and decision making, and empower you to participate in the leadership of your organization as the world of health care is rapidly changing.

Course Outline:

 Module 1:  Quality Leadership for Physicians

  • Healthcare Leadership Defined
  • Leading Healthcare Teams and Running Meeting
  • Strategy Planning and Decision Making for Physicians

Module 2:  Practical Tools for Positive Change

  • Healthcare Reimbursement
  • Finance Communication
  • Healthcare Budget Management

Module 3:  Leading Improvement

  • Improvement Toolkit
  • Leading a Clinical Process Improvement (CPD Project
  • Short Cycle Improvement – Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA)

Module 4:  The Business of Leadership

  • Capital – Money in Healthcare
  • Negotiation for Physicians


CME Accreditation Statement:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society.  MedChi is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Designation Statement:
MedChi designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  In order to receive CME credit a participant must complete the entire course and all required exams and work.  Please note that no CME credit will be awarded for partial completion of the course.


From Course 1: Quality Leadership for Physicians

“ I was so excited to find and be accepted into this program…as you know, physician education and experience does not usually include any leadership training.”

From Course 2: Practical Tools for Positive Change

“ This is most informational video I have seen about physician compensation (and has) has empowered (me) with great tools for negotiations.” “The analysis was fascinating…I know nothing of business or contracts.” “So far, this has been the most informative lecture series of my career!”

Live Session II & Graduation

“Very Well done, clear talks & presentations in timely topics”” I feel I have gained confidence through validation and feedback”



For more information, email or call Josette Fullard at 410-539-0872/1-800-492-1056, Ext 3337.

Sponsorship opportunities are available.  For information about sponsoring the Certificate Program in Physician Leadership Program, please contact Shayna Banfield, Director of Programs, at 410-539-0872/1-800-492-1056, Ext 3341.