Physician Business Leadership Certificate Program

Physician Business Leadership Certificate Program

Providers today face an era of change unlike any before. Shifting requirements and fiscal uncertainty create a chaotic atmosphere for providers. During times like these, strong leaders who demonstrate innovation and focused decision-making abilities are required. That’s why the Iowa Hospital Association partners with the Iowa Healthcare CollaborativeIowa Medical Society and Iowa Academy of Family Physicians to offer a certificate program designed to help physicians gain the tools to become successful leaders in today’s complex health care environment.

Participants achieve the Physician Business Leadership Certificate by attending sessions and additional requirements in networking and involvement with other industry activities. Each session features well-known physicians who will share their expertise in three main focus areas:

  • Foundational leadership and business skills.
  • Topics to help physicians improve their efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Issues in health care delivery affecting physicians, such as the opioid crisis and behavioral health.

The next cohort of the Physician Business Leadership Certificate Program will begin in 2025.  Additional information will be available in the fall of 2024.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This series is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit, American Osteopathic Credit and continuing education contact hours. No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity. Planning committee members and speakers will disclose if they have a financial relation with an ineligible company. If you have questions, email Des Moines University Continuing Medical Education at

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