The WSMA Physician Leadership Course is a 40+ hour hybrid-distance leadership skills-development course for physicians and physician assistants who want to know more about health care leadership.
Once out of residency, many physicians will find themselves leading a multidisciplinary team charged with delivering the highest quality care to our patients. To be an effective team leader, core leadership competencies are required—skills not taught in medical school. Without these skills, physicians may find themselves unprepared and overburdened with unexpected responsibilities—a recipe for burnout.
The WSMA is committed to helping physicians develop the skills they need to thrive professionally in today’s health care environment, regardless of the type or size of your organization. Developing core leadership competencies can strengthen clinician resilience, improve time and stress management, and help you achieve greater workflow efficiency.
The WSMA Physician Leadership Course combines face-to-face and online learning to enable course participants to begin developing and honing their leadership skills at their convenience. Designed with a physician's busy schedule in mind, only three in-person classes are required; the remainder of the course is conducted online.
The fall 2019 course will be held Sept. 27-Dec. 7. The in-person classes will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27 and 28 in Seattle. Course participants will then have eight weeks of online instruction and interaction, finishing with a third in-person session on Saturday, Dec. 7.
The full curriculum for the WSMA Physician Leadership Course is detailed below. The course is limited to 30 participants. Individuals or group/system teams are encouraged to apply. The tuition for the course is: WSMA Member: $2,250; Non-member: $2,800. A 5 percent discount is offered for groups of five or more.
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Details on CME credit are included in the curriculum information below.
This course is led by Edward A. Walker, MD, MHA, professor emeritus in the departments of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and health services at the University of Washington in Seattle.
We are no longer accepting applications for the fall 2019 course, which is now full. We'll post details on the next Physician Leadership Course shortly. For questions, contact Lauren Beverly at 206.956.3622 or firstname.lastname@example.org.