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Primary Care Leadership Development Program

Welcome to the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. We are excited to offer a longitudinal, interactive, skills-based leadership development program for professionals working in primary care settings. The focus is on development of those widely recognized abilities related to good leadership, regardless of the specifics of the setting. The longitudinal format and embedded components are designed to facilitate practical application and lasting growth. The program is limited to a maximum of 25 participants to ensure individualized attention. All 36 hours of live sessions are conducted via Zoom.

Program Features

  • Nine monthly 4-hour interactive class sessions (36 hours) to learn, practice, and receive feedback in a group context (via Zoom)

  • Optional one-on-one coaching with the director of the program, arranged around your schedule (up to 6 hours total, a $2,000 value)

  • Books, handouts, and access to video resources to support and extend learning

  • Certificate of completion suitable for framing

  • Individualized engraved plaque recognizing successful completion of the program

Topics for Monthly Meetings

  • Leader as Emotionally Strong

  • Leader as Model Follower

  • Leader as Master of Self

  • Leader as Teacher and Persuader

  • Leader as Resilient and Facilitator of Healthy Culture

  • Leader as Coach, Mentor, and Developer of People 

  • Leader as Builder of Teams and Teamwork 

  • Leader as Resolver of Conflict 

  • Leader as Agent of Change 


The program is aimed at physician and non-physicians in any type of leadership role within primary care settings in medicine. The expectation is that participants have had little formal leadership training.

Application Deadline: November 30, 2021

Applications will be evaluated, and applicants informed, on a rolling basis. Submit completed applications to Dr. Wiederman. 

Program Start Date: January 7, 2021

Cost: $1495

Ask your employer about the possibility of investing in your professional development. Applicants who have been accepted can make a payment here.

For program dates and other information, please click here.

Contact the Director

WiedermanMichael Wiederman, Ph.D.
Director and Professor