Physician Leadership Institute (PLI)

In medical school, you learn to be a clinical expert to make patients better. In PMI courses, you learn to be a change agent to make the health system better.
- Dr. Joy Dobson

No matter where you are in your career - practising physician, medical student or resident - the Physician Leadership Institute (PLI) will prepare you to be a more effective leader. The PLI is the Canadian Medical Association’s leadership development program designed specifically for physicians in Canada’s health care system. With targeted funding, the SMA has brought the PLI series in-house, delivering the courses at a reduced cost to our members.

When you enrol in a 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

    Please follow this link for a list on courses and registration. 

Contact Samantha Lee for more information: (306) 244-2196 or