Join a New Generation of Physician Leaders

The primary objective of the FMA’s Karl M. Altenburger, M.D. Physician Leadership Academy is to train early and midcareer physicians practicing in Florida to become the next generation of physician leaders for our state. Funded by the FMA Foundation for Healthy Floridians and a grant from the Physicians Foundation, the program launched in 2010 with 10 physician participants. More than 100 FMA members of all specialties and practice backgrounds have since graduated from the Academy.

Through sessions with nationally recognized experts and University of Florida Leadership Development Institute personnel, participants develop core skills physicians need to excel as leaders within medical staffs, group and corporate practices, organized medicine, and the public policy arena. The Leadership Academy is free for FMA member physicians who are accepted into program. If you would like to apply for the 2019-20 class of the Karl M. Altenburger, M.D. Physician Leadership Academy, click here to apply no later than Monday, April 20, 2020.

Click here to read about how the program works. Nearly half of Academy graduates have served on FMA councils and committees.



Click here for the current class schedule (2019-2020). To see the 2020-2021 class schedule, click here

Learn about the Academy’s history and the late Karl M. Altenburger, MD, whose extraordinary leadership led to its creation.


The Leadership Academy is an intensive, 10-month program designed for young and midcareer FMA physician members.

Maria Gonzalez, MD, class of 2018: ”I am truly fortunate that the FMA chose me to participate in this class. I feel like I won the lottery.” Click here to read more graduate testimonials.

Submit your application for the 2020-2021 class by Monday, April 20, 2020. You must be an FMA member in order to be eligible.