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2018 Physician Leadership Academy

To provide an engaging and comprehensive educational experience for practicing physicians new to practice or being groomed for organizational leadership roles. Establish a foundational, practical knowledge base for physicians working in independent private practice, academic, or part of an integrated delivery system. To immerse physicians in pertinent technical and managerial principles; positioning for success in a dynamically evolving industry as prepared organizational leaders.


  • Each program contains a cohort of 15 participants
  • Interactive sessions will be held at LSU’s Business Education Complex, room 1420.
  • Programs consist of seven educational modules with the first and last modules occurring in a face-to-face format at LSU in Baton Rouge. The remaining five modules are two hours and delivered online.
  • The program allows participating physicians to earn a joint executive certificate of completion from LSMS and LSU Executive Education.
  • Each topic in the curriculum is calibrated to match existing knowledge base of participating physicians and their competency and development needs.
  • To reinforce the scope of learning, each class includes a didactic overview of key concepts, real world interactive case studies, and a resource toolbox, which can be utilized by physicians beyond the scope of the academy.

Important dates:

  • Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - Application packets due to LSMS
  • Friday, March 2, 2018 - 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in person session at the LSU Business Education Complex, Rm 1420
  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 6-8 p.m. online module
  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 6-8 p.m. online module
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 6-8 p.m. online module
  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 6-8 p.m. online module 
  • Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 6-8 p.m. online module
  • Friday, April 13, 2018- 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in person session at the LSU Business Education Complex, Rm 1420

For more information on topics covered, click here.

Completed application packets should include:

  1. Current CV
  2. One letter of endorsement from a medical professional colleague
  3. Completed application (to download, click here)
  4. Application fee: $25 for medical students, $100 for LSMS members, and $500 for non-members.

Please submit completed application packet by Friday, February 16th by email to, by mail to LSMS ERF Leadership Academy, 6767 Perkins Road, Ste. 100, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, or fax 225-768-5601.

For more information or questions, contact LSMS Office and Events Manager Sarah Edwards, or 225-763-2310.

Contact Us

Louisiana State Medical Society

6767 Perkins Road, Suite 100
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Ph: 800.375.9508 | 225.763.8500
Fax: 225.768.5601