CHA News Article

Registration Open for 2015-16 California Physician Leadership Program

Due to the success of the inaugural California Physician Leadership Program, the hospital associations are pleased to announce that a second cohort will begin in September and registration is now open for the 2015–16 sessions (Sept. 18, 2015, through April 23, 2016). The California Physician Leadership Program is an interactive training course designed to advance California physicians’ ability to navigate the increasingly complex, often ambiguous, health care landscape.

“The future of health care in California relies on our ability to combine innovative thinking with sound business principles and the confidence to lead others,” said CHA President/CEO C. Duane Dauner. “I encourage individuals who want to have a major role in shaping their organization and the health care delivery system to enroll in this unique program.”

The inaugural program, which concludes in April, brought together physician leaders and administrators from throughout the state to collaborate on issues facing the future of health care. Current participants praise the program objectives, networking opportunities, and quality of faculty presentations and interactions:

“A leadership program like this one is imperative if we are to sit at the table as physicians and have a voice in determining the future of health care. I am very proud to be a part of the inaugural class.” ~ Shira Robbins, MD, assistant professor, University of California, San Diego Health System

“One of the things that I think distinguishes this program is the caliber of the faculty. I have been incredibly impressed with how knowledgeable, articulate and accessible the faculty in this particular program has been.” ~ Joe Walker, MD, chief of staff & chair, Department of Psychiatry, Alameda Health System

The program brings together the University of Southern California’s top-rated Marshall School of Business faculty, in partnership with all four California hospital associations and health policy experts, to deliver curriculum in effective leadership strategies, the ever-changing health care delivery system and core business principles. The comprehensive certificate program will culminate with a project emphasizing practical applications and collaborative problem-solving to address challenges and the advancement of core initiatives.

Continuing medical education credits will be provided by the USC Keck School of Medicine. Physicians can earn up to 105 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

This incomparable program is limited to 40 participants and is open to all California physicians and medical executives. All sessions take place on or near the USC campus. The program runs from Sept. 18, 2015 – April 23, 2016, and is delivered two days per month on a Friday and Saturday. Tuition is $13,500 for individuals who register by May 15; rates increase to $15,000 after that date.

Additional information and registration are available at