Canadian Medical Association

The Physician Leadership Institute (PLI) supports physicians and healthcare organizations to strengthen their leadership to create a better future of care. We focus on the development of physicians, interdisciplinary teams, and through them, the organizations and the patients they serve.

PLI is widely recognized as being a leader in medical leadership development, with a practical, evidence-informed and interdisciplinary approach. Our courses are delivered by physician faculty and experts with firsthand experience in health care.

Meet our PLI faculty

PLI programs

Our programs include the following. Many of our PLI programs are delivered in both an in-person and virtual format and can be combined to form tailored leadership pathways.

PLI programs are aligned to the CANMEDs and LEADS capability frameworks. They are accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (MOC) and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (Mainpro+).

Already enrolled in a PLI program? Access the Learning Portal.

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Programs for organizations

Explore tailored leadership programs for your health care organization or team to strengthen skills to solve unique challenges.

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Programs for individuals

Explore practical leadership programs in on-demand or live formats to help you strengthen your leadership impact.

Certify your commitment to leadership

Members that complete five PLI courses in five years can qualify for a certificate of recognition.

Become a certified leader

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