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Physician Leadership Academy

A New Day in 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 mission. The UnityPoint Health Physician Leadership Academy is instrumental in preparing physicians to help lead the organization in to its future.

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 the 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. Courses will help participants:

  • Understand integrated health systems
  • Enhance business acumen in the areas of finance, operations, and health law
  • Build and lead teams through change
  • Understand the importance and impact of quality and high-reliability
  • Maximize physician, team member and patient experience
  • Enhance presentation skills

Applying for the Physician Leadership Academy

Interested physicians may apply online for consideration to be selected for the 2021 – 2023 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 contact:

Rachel Hardin
Director, Provider Services
UnityPoint Health
(515) 471-9221
E-mail Rachel