Physician Leadership Development


Physician Leadership Program, Sauder School of Business, Executive Education

The Physician Leadership Program developed in partnership with BC Health Authorities, BC Patient Safety Quality Council and UBC Faculty of Medicine offers physicians currently in leadership roles or aspiring to become medical leaders the opportunity to acquire leadership knowledge, behaviours, and skills to effectively engage in the planning, delivery and transformation of our healthcare system. 

The program takes place at UBC, Robson Square and consists of four modules which are spread out over a four month period. The final module includes project presentations and graduation from the program. The program brochure can be viewed here. Upcoming Cohort dates:

Cohort 9

Module 1: September 14, 15, 16, 2017

Module 2:  November 2, 3, 4 2017

Module 3:  December 7, 8, 9, 2017

Module 4:  March 2, 2018


Cohort 10

Module 1: January 18, 19, 20, 2018

Module 2:  February 15, 16, 17, 2018

Module 3:  March 15, 16, 17, 2018

Module 4:  Presentations and Graduation - June 15, 2018

Island Health is allotted eight seats in each Cohort of the program (usually two cohorts run per year). Physicians interested in attending the program should seek out a nomination from a medical leader within their department and/or division who would also be willing to provide them with a sponsorship letter (a requirement of the application). Nominations will be compiled and reviewed by the CMO for consideration. Successful candidates will then be contacted with the offer to register which includes the registration link.

Program costs including tuition and other expenses are covered for practicing physicians provided that they successfully complete and graduate from the program.  These expenses are reimbursable through the Physician Leadership Scholarship program offered by the Shared Care Committee and Specialist Services Committee: Scholarships Program Policy (Participants) ; SSC Scholarship Claim Form.

For more information on the program and/or the eligibility process please contact Antoinette Picone, Coordinator, Continuing Professional Development for Physicians.

Contact Information

Antoinette Picone
Program Coordinator


Department Leader

Dr. Rod McFadyen
Executive Medical Director

Medical Staff Engagement and Development