Leadership Education for Aspiring
Physicians (LEAP)

Leadership Education for Aspiring Physicians (LEAP) is a project-based seminar series designed for Bay Area premedical students seeking structured leadership development while improving community health and wellness.  Successful participants will develop, implement, and evaluate community-directed projects aimed at improving health outcomes for a community of their choosing.

This series challenges premedical students to make a positive impact in their communities as pre-health professionals, providing participants with the skills to lead now and in the future.

Participants attend monthly seminars and working sessions between October and June, concluding with a capstone project that emphasizes health leadership in the domains of service, advocacy, and/or research.

Who Should Attend These Seminars

  • Pre-health students who may be in or considering leadership roles on their campus or in their communities.
  • Pre-health students working to make a positive impact on health or lifestyle outcomes.
  • Pre-health students with an interest in community/population health and interventions.
  • Pre-health students looking to build their co-curricular experiences as a preparatory experience prior to graduate and professional school application

Time Commitment

Meetings are offered on the Stanford School of Medicine campus unless otherwise specified. Sessions are held 1-2 Saturdays per month from 9am - 1pm. Students receive advising and project planning support for the successful development, implementation and evaluation of their projects. The sessions are self-contained though require some reading and writing assignments outside of the session meeting dates (provided on this page)

What's In It for Me?

  • Pre-health professional development and practical skills that you will use throughout your academic and professional career
  • Training from an institutional leader in medical student and physician leadership development
  • Advisement regarding medical school preparation and the application process
  • A certification of participation upon successful completion of the program

What to Expect

The sessions are offered in seminar format, so your preparation and participation is essential. Sessions will vary, however you should expect to participate in skill-building exercises, hear from program alumni and occasional guest speakers, review leadership case studies, prepare and submit all assignments by the stated deadlines, participate in leadership assessments and plan to organize a capstone project that utilizes the skills developed during the seminars within a year.

Sample Sessions

  • Project Management
  • Community Engagement
  • Authoring an Opinon Piece
  • Conduction Legislative visits
  • Ethics

The sessions are offered in seminar format, so your preparation and participation is essential. Sessions will vary, however you should expect to: participate in skill-building exercises, hear from program alumni and occasional guest speakers, review leadership case studies, prepare and submit all assignments by the stated deadlines, participate in leadership assessments and plan to organize a capstone project that utilizes the skills developed during the seminars within a year.

Sample Sessions

  • Managing Conflict
  • Project Management
  • Community Engagement
  • Ethics

Seminar Dates (Tentative)

  • Friday, September 1 – Application opens
  • Saturday, September 23 – information session (registration required)
  • Saturday, September 23 – Priority application period ends
  • Saturday, September 30 – Application closes
  • Sunday, October 1 – Selection notifications

 

Scheduled LEAP Sessions

Saturday, September 23 – Information session (registration required)

Saturday, October 7                      

Saturday, October 14                      

Saturday, November 4                    

Saturday, November 18                 

Saturday, December 2                 

Saturday, January 28                                    

Saturday, February 3

Saturday, February 10 - SUMMA Conference

Saturday, February 24

Saturday, March 10

Saturday, March 24

Saturday, April 7

Saturday, May 12

Saturday, June 2

How do I obtain certification? What if I can't attend all of the sessions?

You must attend all sessions  and complete all assignments in addition to your project development to maintain eligibility for certification.

How to Apply

  • Applications for the next cohort will open in September, 2018

Additional Questions

Join the Stanford Premedical Leadership Education and Engagement Network (SPLEEN) on Linkedin and continue the discussion!

 

How to Apply

Application cycle:
September 1 – September 30, 2017

Applications for the next cohort will open in September, 2018


Contact

Marcella Anthony,
Community Outreach Manager
LEAP Program Director
Stanford COEDME
Email: stanfordLEAP@gmail.com