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Emerging Leaders Program (ELP)

Building relationships with current leaders and like-minded colleagues can play a critical role in fostering future leaders in the profession. However, it can be difficult to know how to build those relationships or where to start in your leadership journey. The APMA Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is a leadership-intensive program designed to support an exclusive group of young physicians with a vested interest in future leadership opportunities. The program will kick off at the Young Physicians’ Institute (YPI) in Chicago this October and conclude with a recognition ceremony at the APMA 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting (The National) in Nashville, TN, in July. Learn more about the program in the March/April edition of Your APMA. 

The inaugural group of ELP participants was selected through an application process overseen by the Emerging Leaders Selection Committee. Watch your APMA publications for information about the 2023–24 application cycle!

Congratulations to our 202223 Emerging Leaders!

Elizabeth Ansert, DPM
Robert Barton, DPM
Jenna Brkich, DPM
Bran Brooks, DPM
Nicholas Butler, DPM
Sara Davidovich, DPM
Shaz Ghori, DPM
Bradley Jimerson, DPM
Stephanie Kane, DPM
Marian Kavanaugh, DPM
Timothy Miller, DPM
Kelsey Millonig, DPM
Niral Patel, DPM
Matthew Spiva, DPM
Tyler Sten, DPM
James Whelan, DPM
Faiza Zahid, DPM

How to Apply

When submitting your application, please be sure to include the following in your application packet: 

  • the completed application form;
  • a copy of your current CV;
  • a written personal statement outlining your leadership aspirations;
  • a signed letter of support from applicant's component society, educational affiliate, or related organization
    - Be sure this letter includes 3–5 goals for the applicant and/or examples of demonstrated leadership potential by the applicant.

Additionally, the applicant agrees to participate in the following two required, in-person events, in addition to two of the optional events, held throughout the course of the ELP:

  • Attend the Young Physicians’ Institute (YPI) in Chicago, September 30–October 1 (Required)
  • Attend the APMA House of Delegates meeting as a delegate or alternate delegate for their state (Optional)
  • Participate in the APMA Legislative Conference (in-person or virtual, depending on the year) (Optional)
  • Attend (virtually) one public session of the APMA Board of Trustees meeting (Optional)
  • Attend (virtually) two Young Physician Leadership Panel (YPLP) calls per year (Optional)
  • Attend the conclusion of the APMA Emerging Leaders Program at the APMA 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting (The National) in Nashville, TN (Required)

Young physicians applicant are encouraged to contact their component leadership to express interest in participating in the ELP. Please submit your completed application packet to Julia Jacobson, administrative specialist, at jjacobson@apma.org by August 5.


Past Young Physicians' Institute (YPI) Programming

YPI Online: Growing in Practice 

This virtual program was held on Saturday, March 19. Programming included a panel discussion on value versus volume, how to manage employees who you do not employ, hiring and firing, and more. The final program is available.

The Young Physicians' Institute 

Due to the continuing impact of COVID-19 and concerns about travel, the 2021 YPI was held virtually on Saturday, October 2, 2021. Topics included advocating for yourself and the profession, podiatry and the USMLE, how to join your state board, and more. The full program is available, stay tuned for the final recording of the event coming soon.   

YPI Online: Starting Practice

This free half-day virtual program was held Saturday, June 12, 2021. The session covered need-to-know details for getting started post-residency including hospital privileging and credentialing, billing and coding basics, tips for starting practice, and more. The full program is available. Stay tuned for the recorded lectures from this event.

If you registered to attend the program, you can view select presentations in the APMA Online Learning Center:

  1. Go to www.apma.org/onlinelearningcenter
  2. Select the “YPI: Starting a Practice” tile.
  3. Click “YPI Online: Starting a Practice” in the main body.
  4. The videos are visible on this page.

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