Applications/Nominations Being Accepted for Ingram Institute Physician Leadership Program

The Tennessee Medical Association and the John Ingram Institute for Physician Leadership are accepting applications for their 2018 Leadership Immersion Program to be held in June and July, as well their 2019 Leadership Lab. 

The Leadership Immersion Program is a special getaway for physicians to gain leadership training in teamwork, collaboration, conflict resolution and media and communications. Expert facilitators lead interactive discussions and training courses on core topics. Classes take place over two weekend in-person meetings (June 22-24 and July 27-28).

The Leadership Lab is a multi-month course to help physicians develop valuable skills essential to leaders in the emerging physician-led, team-based healthcare environment.  Each physician participant undertakes a course project that allows him or her to directly apply the skills acquired in the Lab in a real-world environment, including in his or her own local clinical setting, to improve quality, safety and efficiency and reduce costs. The Lab consists of two in-person workshops and 4 additional 1-hour webinars, as well as personalized coaching through telephone, email and/or webinar.

With the program, physicians gain hands-on experience developing three core healthcare leadership competencies – implementing change leadership, creating a culture of high reliability and managing scientific process improvement.

 For details about both programs or to apply or nominate a physician, please visit to the TMA Physician Leadership page. Complete schedules with topics are available on this page.

Questions about both programs may be directed to Beth Lentchner, or 615-460-1661.


Tuition for the Leadership Immersion Program and the Leadership Lab is $1,000 each.  

The Tennessee Medical Association underwrites 90 percent of Leadership Lab costs, including course materials, speaker fees, lodging and meal expenses. The program is funded in part by a generous grant from The Physicians Foundation. 

Nominating organizations are encouraged to consider fully sponsoring tuition fees for their nominees. Class size is limited.