Master the Art of Physician Leadership

Medicine’s future depends on today’s emerging leaders – young and midcareer physicians who will play increasingly influential roles in healthcare, medical organizations, and the public policy arena. The FMA’s Karl M. Altenburger, MD Physician Leadership Academy is an intensive professional development program that helps doctors hone specific non-clinical skills they need to be effective advocates for the medical profession and their patients: emotional intelligence, conflict management, effective communication, strategic leadership, and building a healthy workplace culture.

Generously funded by the Physicians Foundation, Professionals Resource Network, and the FMA's Foundation for Healthy Floridians, the Academy combines daylong, in-person sessions with virtual learning activities throughout the year.

About the Academy

The Leadership Academy is an intensive, 10-month professional development program exclusively for 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.

Click here for the current class schedule. 

Apply now

Submit your application for the 2022-2023 class by Tuesday, March 15, 2022. You must be a current FMA member to be considered.