Rotman-OMA Physician Leadership
Strengthening the leadership role of doctors in patient care and improving the health-care system
Following a successful launch in 2023, the OMA is excited to offer the innovative Physician Leadership Program in 2024 in partnership with the Rotman School of Management.
This premier program uniquely designed for physicians will give emerging leaders the skills they need to drive Ontario’s health-care system transformation that benefits the province's doctors and patients. This program is exclusively for OMA members and accepts 30 applicants each year who have pioneering ideas, a passion for change and are committed to learning alongside other future thought leaders.
- Adaptive change in complex systems
- Psychology of persuasion and influence
- Emotional intelligence
- AI and analytics
- Powerful conversations
- Design and innovation
- Planned change in complicated systems
- Emancipatory leadership
- In Search of the Perfect Health System
- Working with government
- Design and innovation (continued)
- The life of a leader
- Personal development and behaviour.
Full course descriptions available at the OMA. Schedule subject to change.
The co-consulting teams help participants develop answers to their problems and issues based on their individual and collective expertise. The co-consulting team, which is formed among participants, is designed to create trust and respect between members and provide an additional way in which they can connect and support one another.
Action learning projects
Participants will be asked to come to the program with a proposed transformational change initiative, providing an anchor for the program and individual course work that will be applied throughout the program. Participants will work to apply what they have learned and develop a plan to address an interpersonal, organizational or system challenge.
Fireside leader discussions
Participants will be offered the opportunity to engage with the program’s curated panel of health-system leaders between modules. Leaders will host a series of one-hour, small group coffee chats at regular intervals. The coffee chats are informal conversations, led by questions from the participants to provide insight into leadership challenges they are facing. Topics can also be related to roles, career options, skills, competencies or any other challenge.
OMA Physician Leadership Advisory Network
The leadership network and the supported platform provide participants with the opportunity to connect with advisers who might otherwise be difficult to access. It helps participants consider and plan for their possible leadership role(s) over the course of their careers. The OMA Physician Leadership Network will be available to participants following the completion of their programs, allowing them continued access to advisers as well as their peers in the other OMA-Rotman cohorts.
Who should apply?
You are encouraged and eligible to apply if you:
- Are committed to the time required to fully participate in the program. The 10-day curriculum will be delivered in four modules, 2.5 days each. Each full program will be approximately 10 months in duration
- Are currently not serving on the OMA Board of Directors
- Are currently involved in or expect to take on a leadership role
- Can recognize and affect change
- See great opportunity for renewal and improvement in our current health-care system
- Are committed to learning in a group setting and see value in peer learning communities
- Are a member in good standing with the OMA and CPSO
- Are a practising physician in the province of Ontario
OMA members value leadership training and look to their association to help facilitate access to these new skills. To ensure Ontario’s doctors have access to leadership and professional development opportunities and will be at the table to inform and shape the health-care system of the future, the OMA will be subsidizing a portion of the fees for this program.
The Canadian Medical Association, working together with the OMA, is also providing funds for this program as part of a joint commitment focused on creating a meaningful impact on the health of Canadians and to the overall advancement of the medical profession.
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