Frequently Asked Questions
I’ve been nominated, now what?
If you have been nominated for the Physician Leadership Academy, Congratulations!
This means you have been identified as a potential physician leader for
St. Joseph Hoag Health. After nominations are submitted, the PLA steering
committee will review and make a determination based upon nominee experience,
number of available spaces and the recommendation from the person who
submitted a nomination on your behalf. If you are selected to proceed,
you will be notified to complete a registration form.
Why should I be interested in the Physician Leadership Academy, I can just
go register for a program can’t I?
While you are free to register and take courses outside of the Physician
Leadership Academy, it is strongly recommended you learn more about the
programs we offer. If selected to participate, St. Joseph Hoag Health
will cover the full cost of tuition for the program. You will also have
access to a variety of very useful educational materials and the PLA network.
How much does it cost?
Attendance is paid for by St. Joseph Hoag Health. You are responsible for
your time and travel (if applicable).
How much time do I need to commit?
Each program is different. On average you should expect to commit to 1-2
days every 2 months. Specific program information can be found on our
How will this help improve my career?
Each person is different and this depends upon many factors. Previous participants
have advanced into C-level leadership roles throughout the health system.
Note: Participation does not guarantee career advancement. These programs
are designed for physicians who are specifically looking for additional
opportunities and avenues to improve their leadership skill sets.
How can I apply?
The Physician Leadership Academy is a selection-only program. If you believe
you or someone you know would be an ideal fit for our programs, please
submit an information request.
What does the process for acceptance into the Physician Leadership Academy entail?
If you are nominated and selected to participate, you must make a commitment
to attend all program sessions and complete follow-up work as assigned.
Certain participants will be assigned a mentor and asked to complete a
project with their direction and guidance.