“The SMA has been closely monitoring the current COVID 19 pandemic and is taking action to protect our members and the general public. We have been in regular contact with the CMA and our fellow provincial and territorial associations to work collaboratively to implement successful prevention and control measures. Social distancing practices are a prudent manner in which to contain the spread of the virus and protect the health of our members. This concern for the health and safety of individuals is paramount. As such, all PLI courses will be held virtually until further notice."
(The full 2021 in-house PLI course schedule will be released shortly.)
If you register and cancel your seat within one month of the course date, you will be issued a credit to be used towards a future SMA in-house course to be used within one year. Cancellations received outside of one month, will be given a full refund.
No matter where you are in your career - practising physician, medical student or resident - the CMA Physician Leadership Institute (PLI) will prepare you to be a more effective leader. The CMA PLI is the Canadian Medical Association’s leadership development program. With targeted funding, the SMA has brought the CMA PLI series in-house, delivering the courses at a reduced cost to our members.
When you enroll in a CMA 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
The SMA will sponsor a maximum of two seats for students and two seats for residents in each course. If you are interested in one of these sponsored seats, please contact Delilah Dueck (306) 244-2196 or firstname.lastname@example.org to have your name added to the student/resident waiting list for each course. A draw may be done to award these seats.
Working as a physician in our complex health care system, you may encounter many frustrations―perhaps with the pace of change, with lack of time or appropriate support, effective communication with the administration, even troublesome or disinterested colleagues. It’s no wonder many physicians cite leading change as one of the topics they want to learn about the most.
In this Physician Leadership Institute course, you will learn the strategies you need to motivate, implement and sustain change in the complex system you practice. Although the course structure is guided by key readings and insight from your instructors, it is primarily conversation and experience based. Anticipate participating in discussions as you work through the challenges you are facing in real-time.
EXPECT TO LEARN HOW TO: