Target Audience

The course is aimed at educators in primary care who are involved in teaching at the university or practice level. We expect that both experienced teachers and those at the beginning of their educational careers will find the course useful.


Family medicine and general practice require competent and caring leaders to stand on the front lines of all health care systems, yet many professionals are not trained formally to enter leadership roles. How can we meet this need?

There is a body of knowledge on the nature of leadership in medicine and experience on how to teach leadership skills to medical professionals. In this course, we will present the essentials of medical leadership and explore ways to teach them to medical students, trainees, and colleagues. Participants will experience how development of their own leadership skills can enhance their thriving and effectiveness in practice as doctors as well as teachers.


At the end of this course the learner will be able to design a teaching module on leadership in family medicine.

Specific objectives of the course

At the end of the course the learner will:


be able to define leadership in medicine and to list its essential components,


be able to demonstrate their competence as a leader,


be able to list the strategies used to implement leadership and tasks delegation,


be able to teach leadership skills to medical students, trainees, and colleagues,


value a collaborative atmosphere in family medicine team.