UnityPoint Health | Physician Leadership Academy

Physician Leadership Academy

Transforming Health Care

At UnityPoint Health, our purpose is clear: we take care of the patients, families and communities we serve. As a patient-centered, physician-driven organization, we are committed to developing physicians to lead as we deliver on our brand promise of showing people how much they matter to this world. The UnityPoint Health Physician Leadership Academy is instrumental in preparing physicians to help lead our organization in reaching its goal of being the premier health organization in the Midwest.

This Master's level program is designed for physicians who have already demonstrated great potential as leaders. The goal is to equip physician leaders with the skills required to effectively manage challenging health care initiatives and significantly contribute to the strategic direction of our health system. The Academy also serves as an opportunity to build relationships and a network across the organization.

The Physician Leadership Academy courses are designed to focus on individual development and provide skills for physicians to excel in a leadership role. Elements of the curriculum will be taught by internal instructors, which will help make the course material highly relevant to practicing at UnityPoint Health. Courses will help participants:

  • Understand integrated health systems
  • Enhance business acumen in the areas of finance and marketing
  • Build and lead teams through change
  • Understand our culture and how to show patients and teams how much they matter
  • Understand the importance and impact of quality
  • Improve influence, communication and feedback
  • Maximize physician, team member and patient experience

Applying for the Physician Leadership Academy

Interested physicians may apply online for consideration to be selected for the 2019 – 2020 UnityPoint Health Physician Leadership Academy.


American Association of Physician Leadership

UnityPoint Health partners with the American Association of Physician Leadership for this prestigious educational opportunity.

Contact Us

For questions about the UnityPoint Health Physician Leadership Academy, please reach out to:

Rachel Dahlen
Director, Provider Development
UnityPoint Health
(515) 471-9221.
E-mail Rachel