Friday, December 30, 2022

recruitment open for 2023 class of top-shelf montana health care leadership program

The Montana Medical Association (MMA) today invites physicians, physician assistants, advanced nurse practitioners, pharmacists and dentists to submit applications for the 2023 Healthcare Excellence in Leadership Program class, a distinguished leadership education opportunity for Montana health care providers since 2013.

The program features a top-notch faculty line-up and approach proven to enhance the leadership skills of physicians and health care professionals and grow their knowledge of health care policy in Montana. The in-depth course equips participants with the tools and knowledge to be more effective in leadership roles within their practice and the medical community and offers opportunities to impact health care policy.

A tentative agenda for the 2023 program is available below:

  • Session 1: Helena February 17-18
  • Session 2: Fairmont Resorts March 10-11
  • Webinar: April 14
  • Session 3: Bozeman May 19-20
  • Session 4: Seeley Lake/Hybrid June 23-24
  • Session 5: Polson August 4-5
  • Session 6: Big Sky September 15-16

The Healthcare Excellence in Leadership Program was created in 2013 by Montana physicians to help industry health care professionals step into new and emerging leadership roles and engage in vital health care policy discussions across the state. Participants in this top-shelf leadership program attend sessions across Montana to learn about the state’s critical health care issues and gain the leadership skills needed to create positive change in their practice, hospital, and surrounding communities.

Over 154 physicians and other health care professionals have participated in the leadership program’s first nine years. Past participants have accepted top leadership roles in Montana health care institutions and received multiple industry awards, including the MMA’s Legacy of Leadership Award. The 2022 Legacy of Leadership Award was presented to 2018 HELP graduate Megan A. Evans, M.D., the Health Officer for Beaverhead County, for her significant contributions as a leader in public health.

This top-tier training opportunity is limited to 25 participants, with registration closing soon. The program welcomes applicants who are passionate about patient care and want to grow their skills to have an influential impact on patient care matters. Health care professionals interested in participating are invited to visit to learn more and apply or contact the MMA Executive Office at or (406) 443-4000.