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Marcella Anthony,
Community Outreach Manager
Center of Excellence
Stanford School of Medicine


Leadership Education for Aspiring Physicians (LEAP)

Leadership Education for Aspiring Physicians (LEAP) is a project-based seminar series designed to provide timely, relevant training to premedical students through practical skill-building, case studies, and exposure to leaders throughout the healthcare industry. Physicians and other health workers are expected to navigate increasingly complex patient care systems within the realm of insurance, administration, policy, and public health in addition to individual patient care. This series examines the challenges facing physicians as leaders in healthcare and provides participants with the skills to lead now and in the future.

Participants attend monthly seminars that conclude with a capstone project that emphasizes leadership within the context of service, advocacy, and/or research.

Who Should Attend these Seminars?

  • Premedical students who may be in or considering leadership roles on their campus or in their community.
  • Premedical students working to make a positive impact on health or lifestyle outcomes.

What is the Time Commitment?
There are 10 sessions planned, about one Saturday per month. Students receive advising and project planning support between March and June from 9am-1pm to help with the successful development, implementation and evaluation of their projects. The seminars are self-contained and require little reading/coursework outside of the session dates.

What's In It for Me?

  • Premedical professional development and practical skills that you will use throughout your academic and professional career
  • Training from a leading institution in medical student and physician leadership development
  • Advisement regarding medical school preparation and the application process
  • A certification of completion from the Stanford School of Medicine if you satisfy the program criteria.

What Can I Expect?
The sessions are offered in seminar format, so your preparation and participation is essential. Sessions will vary, however you should expect to participate in skill-building exercises, hear from guest lecturers and presenters, review leadership case studies, participate in leadership assessments and plan to organize a capstone project that utilizes the skills developed during the seminars within a year.

Sample sessions have Include:

  • Managing Conflict
  • Project Management
  • Community Engagement
  • Ethics

Seminar Dates (tentative):

Saturday, October 12, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Saturday, June 7, 2014

How do I obtain certification and what if I can't attend all of the sessions?
It is recommended that you attend all sessions to receive the full benefit of the series. You must attend a minimum of 8 sessions to maintain eligibility for certification, however you may attend sessions that are of interest to you.

What if I have more questions?
You may email Please visit the FAQs before you email us.

What if I'm ready to apply?
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