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Learning & Development

Continuing medical education (CME) and professional development are important aspects of the Canadian healthcare system. Courses offered by the Canadian Medical Association's (CMA’s) Physician Leadership Institute (PLI) can help you become a more effective leader. Alberta Health Services (AHS) has partnered with PLI to offer our practitioners specially designed leadership development opportunities. If you would like to attend a course outside your primary zone, please ensure you are put on the waitlist for the course by contacting

Learning Resource Navigator (LeaRN)

LeaRN is an interactive web-based application that allows users to search for courses and resources on a variety of leadership topics both internal and external to the organization. In addition to searching for resources, Physicians are able to create an account that allows them to track courses they have taken or wish to take and to leave reviews on resources they have used and courses they have completed. These reviews can then assist other users as they seek out meaningful and useful resources in developing their own learning plans. The LeaRN application is outside the AHS network and is mobile device friendly.  Click to Access


Physician Learning Institute (PLI) courses

Find AHS – PLI Courses (Visit PLI page to see what courses are coming up in your zone.

If you find a course that interests you


Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Providers (ACLS) & CME Learning Courses

ACLS courses can be accessed through:

Clinical Development Opportunities

In addition to leadership professional development, there are also a variety of CME opportunities available to all practitioners in Alberta.

University of Calgary Continuing Medical Education
University of Alberta Continuing Medical Education 
RPAP CME resources


Upcoming Learning Events on AHS Website

Find upcoming learning events on the AHS website

Physician Leadership Development Report

AHS has commissioned a report which reviews national and international leadership development programs for physicians. The reviews are based on evidence and information obtained from peer-reviewed literature; grey literature and online sources; and 53 conversations with leaders in healthcare from Canada, US, Australia and Europe.

Based on these findings, a list of considerations was created for AHS and other health organizations to consider when developing a physician leadership program. The findings are integrated into a change management and maintenance framework to provide a useful and grounded tool for physician leadership development strategies. The full AHS report can be read below: