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About the KPLI

The Kentucky Physicians Leadership Institute (KPLI) is the premier leadership training program for physicians in Kentucky. Each year, this exclusive program will select up to 15 physicians to participate in a year-long series of learning events that will cultivate the next generation of physician leaders across the state. The four primary events, culminating in the KMA Leadership Academy, will help address many of the challenges facing the physician community.

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KPLI Graduates Class of 2019

Angela Tackett Dearinger, M.D., 2018 KPLI Graduate, Named New Commissioner for Kentucky's Department for Public Health

KPLI Receives American Association of Medical Society Executives (AAMSE) Profiles of Excellence Leadership Award

KPLI Receives the MediStar A.O.Sullivan Award for Excellence in Education

KPLI Program, Three KMA Members Honored at 2018 MediStar Awards

KPLI Graduates Class of 2018

KPLI Graduates First Class

The KPLI received the 2018 A.O. Sullivan Excellence in Education Award from MediStar on Oct. 30. Read More.

Fred Williams, M.D., chair of the Kentucky Physicians Leadership Institute, a program of the Kentucky Foundation for Medical Care and the Kentucky Medical Association, discusses the program and how it can benefit Kentucky physicians.

2021 Schedule

The Personal Side
of Leadership

Friday, July 16 - Saturday, July 17
Introduces participants to many of the critical communication skills associated with being an effective leader. Emphasis placed on how to use those skills.

The Business
of Leadership

Friday, July 30 - Saturday, July 31
Introduces participants to the structure and language of business. Participants gain an understanding of components of health care organizations.

From Leadership
to Advocacy

Friday, August 13 - Saturday, August 14
Introduces participants to the critical role advocacy plays in ensuring access to health care at the community level.

in Action

Saturday, August 28  (at KMA Annual Meeting)
Provides participants with an opportunity to engage in an in-depth analysis of a key issue facing health care today. Designed to complement other modules.