CMA Joule Physician Leadership Institute (PLI)

No matter where you are in your career – practising physician, medical student or resident – the CMA Joule Physician Leadership Institute (PLI) will prepare you to be a more effective leader. The CMA Joule PLI is the Canadian Medical Association’s (CMA) leadership development program.

With targeted funding, the SMA has brought the CMA Joule PLI series in-house, delivering the courses at a reduced cost to our members.

2023 CMA Joule PLI In-House Course Schedule - TBD*

On March 1, 2023, the CMA announced changes to its CMA Joule offerings, including a redesign of the physician leadership (PLI) program to better enable and support physicians in driving system-level change. Course offerings for the latter half of 2023 are under review. We look forward to sharing more about the CMA’s updated program in the future

* Please watch for updated information coming in the months ahead. 

When you enroll in a CMA Joule PLI course, you can be confident that:

  • Course content and examples will be practical and relevant to health care and medical practice in Canada
  • Instructors are subject-matter and education experts with an intimate knowledge of Canada’s health care environment
  • Learning approaches incorporate multiple perspectives, include real-life, real-time activities and promote rich problem-solving among peers
  • Classmates are medical and health care professionals with interests and needs similar to your own

Registration Information

Eligibility to Attend

These courses are open to Saskatchewan physicians, medical learners and associated stakeholders. SMA/CMA membership is mandatory to attend our in-house PLI courses.  If you are an associated stakeholder and would like more information on how to register, please contact Delilah Cerniuk at (306) 244-2196 or


All registrations and credit card payments will now be done through CMA Joule through the “Register HERE” links provided on this web page. If a member would like to use a credit obtained from a previous cancelled course, has a seat sponsorship, is a student/resident, or would prefer to pay by cheque, please contact Delilah Cerniuk (306) 244-2196 or for further instructions. 


$500 per seat per course

Cancellation Policy

Registrants who cancel within one month of the course date will be issued a credit to be used towards a future CMA Joule in-house course. This credit will have a one year expiration date. Cancellations received prior to one month will be given a full refund. Please contact Delilah Cerniuk (306) 244-2196 or for cancellations. 

Maximum Capacity

30 seats per course

Attention: Medical students and residents

The SMA will sponsor four seats for medical students/residents per course. If you are interested in one of these sponsored seats, please contact Delilah Cerniuk (306) 244-2196 or to have your name added to the student/resident waiting list for each course. A draw may be done to award these seats.