Physician Leadership Certificate Program

C-Suite Education for the Non-C-Suite Physician Leader
Program Begins: January 2022

Applications for the January 2022 Cohort Closed on October 18, 2021. Applicants will be notified via email in 1-2 weeks from deadline.


The Stanford Physician Leadership Certificate program is a 6-month cohort-based foundational learning experience. The program provides participants with an evidence-based framework for personal growth, key management and leadership skills, and deep connection with peers.

The program utilizes cases and simulations, plus peer and professional coaching that altogether provide a holistic support for the participants to understand, practice and cultivate effective interpersonal, management, and leadership skills.

Participants complete several psychometric tools that shed light on personal competencies and facilitate each participant’s leadership development plan.

Applications for the January 2022 Cohort Closed on October 18, 2021. Applicants will be notified via email in 1-2 weeks from deadline.

Who Should Apply

Program Structure

Program Structure

Program Fee

Program Structure


Program Dates | January 2022 - June 2022

  • Leadership Fundamentals

    Influencing Beyond
    Emotional Intelligence
    Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

  • Team Management

    Team Development and Dynamics
    Personality Frameworks
    Situational Leadership
    Time Management

  • The Self

    Negotiation Skills
    Conflict Management
    Giving and Receiving Feedback
    Facilitation Skills

  • Interpersonal Dynamics

    Impactful conversions
    Project Management
    Decision Making

  • Making Things Happen

    Political Savvy
    Cultural Change and Large Scale Performance Improvement

  • The Organization

    Leading into the Future of the Practice of Medicine

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Stanford Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation

American Medical Association (AMA) Stanford Medicine designates this Other activity (synchronous and asynchronous sessions) for a maximum of 33.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


  • Daryl Oakes, MD

    Associate Dean, Post Graduate Medical Education, Clinical Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Program Director, Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship

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