Leadership Program grant application approved!


The Future Alaska Medical Leaders program (FAMLI) in partnership with the Physician Foundation is offering another leadership program in 2024.  We can take up to 15 participants in the program.  There are no fees for this program due to grant funding, but applicants must be current members of ASMA. Additionally, participants can earn 35 hours of CME for completing the program.


The program schedule is modified for 2024.  There will be an all-day, in-person beginning and ending session in Anchorage with the interim sessions via Zoom.


January 19 – Live Kick-off session in Anchorage – 9:30am-4:30pm followed by reception with program alumni invited to join the 2024 cohort.


January 26 – Virtual - 8:00am-11am


February 2 - Virtual - 8:00am-11am


February 23 - Virtual - 8:00am-11am


March 8 - Virtual - 8:00am-11am


March 22 – Virtual 8:00am-11am


April 5 - Virtual 8:00am-11am


April 26 - Virtual 8:00am-11am


May 3 – Live final session and graduation in Anchorage – 8:30am-3:30pm


For more information contact Pam Ventgen at [email protected].

To apply Click Here.  The application deadline is December 1st, 2023


Comments from previous participants:


“Most of us were not taught leadership principles during medical school.  This course has been invaluable in being a leader for my state but also in my own practice.  Then COVID hit and this became even more important.  It has really helped me navigate these even more challenging times.” (Melinda Rathkopf, M.D.)


“Physicians are very highly trained, but even after med school, residency, and fellowship I knew there was a lot I'd missed.  We learned an awful lot about human biology but I don't recall spending an hour of training on running a business with 300 employees, the interpersonal dynamics of a complex practice, or strategic skills revolving around long term goals and partnerships.  I'd graduated from 27th grade, but still had to learn all these other subjects on the street!  So you can imagine my appreciation for reasoned advice on leadership and strategic thinking.  I'm very grateful to ASMA for offering this opportunity and recommend this for any medical professional facing the challenges of leadership.” (Steven J. Compton, M.D.)