Table 2

Characteristics of physician leadership programmes

InstitutionProgramme titleProgramme cohort categoryCountryTypeDurationCost
McGill UniversityLeadership in Healthcare: A Cross Disciplinary Approach to Leading in the Health SectorGeneralCanadaSeminar2 days$C1995
University of AlbertaGold Academic Leadership DevelopmentGeneralCanadaProgramme10 months
(1–2 day time commitment per month)
Not specified
University of TorontoLeading and Influencing Change in CPD: Certificate Program in Health Professions EducationGeneralCanadaProgramme9 months
(approx. 0.5 day per week)
Association of American Medical CollegesHealthcare Executive Diversity and Inclusion Certificate ProgramGeneralUSAProgramme6 months
(20% annual release time recommended)
US$10 500
Harvard UniversityHMS/HSDM Leadership Development Course for Physicians and ScientistsGeneralUSAProgramme3 daysUS$750
Harvard UniversityMedical Director Leadership InstituteGeneralUSAProgramme6 months
(2 days per month)
Stanford UniversityStanford Leadership Development ProgramGeneralUSAProgramme6.5 daysNot specified
University of PennsylvaniaLeadership Essentials (Perelman School of Medicine—Office of Organizational Effectiveness Intensive LevelGeneralUSAProgramme3 months
(2–4 hours per week)
Not specified
Canadian Medical AssociationLeadership for Medical WomenWomenCanadaCourse2 days$C1400
American Association for Physician LeadershipSpring/Winter Women’s AcademyWomenUSACourse2 daysUS$1680
Association of American Medical CollegesAAMC Early Career Women Professional Development SeminarWomenUSASeminar3.5 daysUS$1950
Association of American Medical CollegesAAMC Mid-Career Women Professional Development SeminarWomenUSASeminar3.5 daysUS$2300
Drexel UniversityELAM—Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for WomenWomenUSAFellowship1 year
(3 weeks onsite residency+coursework release time recommended)
US$15 600
Harvard UniversityCareer Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women in Healthcare: Strategies and Skill Development for Career Advancement and LeadershipWomenUSAProgramme3 daysUS$1085
Association of American Medical CollegesAAMC Minority Professional Leadership Development SeminarUIMUSASeminar3 daysUS$2100
Association of American Medical CollegesAAMC Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership SeminarUIMUSASeminar2.5 daysUS$1700
  • CPD, continuing professional development; HMS, Harvard Medical School; HSDM, Harvard School of Dental Medicine; UIM, under-represented in medicine.