Join a New Generation of Physician Leaders

The FMA’s Karl M. Altenburger, M.D. Physician Leadership Academy is aimed at identifying and training doctors in their 20s, 30s and 40s to become the next generation of physician leaders in Florida. 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, May 13, 2019.

Click here to read about how the program works. Nearly half (48.5 percent) of the program’s graduates so far have served or currently serve on FMA councils and committees.

Click here for the schedule for the current class 2018-19. Classes are for 10 months, about 6 classes and a graduation. Click here for the proposed class schedule for 2019-2020.

Read more about the history of the Leadership Academy. The late Dr. Karl M.  Altenburger was an extraordinary physician mentor with a passion for getting young doctors involved in the FMA.

Click here to see the current 2018-2019 class. We are still accepting applications for 2019-2020, click here to apply.

Click to read more success stories. “Maria Gonzalez, M.D., class of 2018 says ”I am truly fortunate that the FMA chose me to participate in this class. I feel like I won the lottery.”

Click here to apply for the 2019-2020 class. The FMA Physician Leadership Academy is a 10-month program consisting of five one-day sessions on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.