Physician Leadership Institute (PLI)

Please note:

With the recent launch of the Saskatchewan Health Authority and the presence of several physicians in senior executive roles, the SMA will be, as part of its commitment to growing effective physician leadership, committing the 2018 complement of CMA-SMA in-house PLI courses to meeting the early leadership needs of this group in addition to all other members. We are presently experiencing delays as we coordinate the in-house PLI schedule with this group of physician leaders, but expect to have dates and topics finalized soon. Once the schedule is set, we will alert all members. We appreciate you patience as we organize these courses to deliver the best possible support to our members. Please stay tuned. 


No matter where you are in your career - practising physician, medical student or resident - the CMA Physician Leadership Institute (PLI) will prepare you to be a more effective leader. The CMA PLI is the Canadian Medical Association’s leadership development program. With targeted funding, the SMA has brought the CMA PLI series in-house, delivering the courses at a reduced cost to our members.

When you enroll in a CMA PLI course, you can be confident that:

  • course content and examples will be practical and relevant to health care and medical practice in Canada

  • instructors are subject-matter and education experts with an intimate knowledge of Canada’s health care environment

  • learning approaches incorporate multiple perspectives, include real-life, real-time activities and promote rich problem-solving among peers

  • classmates are medical and health care professionals with interests and needs similar to your own

After the SMA subsidy, each course costs only $650.

Contact Delilah Dueck for more information: (306) 657-4568 or

Attention medical students and residents:

As part of our on-going commitment to provide leadership to our Saskatchewan medical learners, the SMA will sponsor three seats per course for students, and three seats per course for residents. If you are interested in one of these seats, please contact the following people:
Students:  SMA SR rep: Brooke Hoffman at
Residents:  RDoS office at

Are you part of a mentorship program?

The SMA is offering some new incentives this year for participants in the following mentorship programs to attend our in-house courses:

Synergy: When a physician/resident mentor purchases a seat, their mentee student may attend for free.
Please note: this offer is for one course per year and mentor/mentee must attend the same course.

PEERism: Student mentor/mentee pairs may purchase two seats for the price of one.
Please note: this offer is for one course per year and mentor/mentee must attend the same course.

docs4docs: mentor and mentee, when attending a course together, will receive a reimbursement of $150.00 each upon completion of the course.
Please note: this offer pertains to all four courses.

Unable to attend SMA's CMA in-house PLI courses?

If you are unable to attend the SMA’s CMA PLI in-house courses, the CMA offers open enrollment courses at a national level. Please follow this link to the CMA’s 2017 PLI catalogue where you will find information on all available PLI courses, the CMA’s open enrollment PLI schedule, and the LEADS Framework.


You may pay for your PLI course online with Visa or MasterCard.

Please click here to access the payment form.

If you would like to pay by cheque, please send your payment to the SMA office at the following address:

Saskatchewan Medical Association
#201 - 2174 Airport Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7L 6M6
(Cheques are payable to “Saskatchewan Medical Association”)