The Institute of Accelerated Ascension

Are you ready to capitalize on your strengths to achieve goals?

If so, then this will be the most important program you attend this year to level up your leadership. 

Never has there been a more challenging time for physician leaders. You may be among the statistically alarming number of physician leaders who report a lack of professional fulfillment.

To cope with ever-growing risks of burnout in our profession, I crafted a coaching program specifically for physicians who want to thrive in the fast-paced world of modern healthcare. 

The Accelerated Ascension Coaching Program is designed to help you thrive as you lead!

In the spirit of stepping up and addressing one of the most pervasive and urgent crises in healthcare - the absence of master physician leaders - Accelerated Ascension will enhance your leadership skills by building on strengths you already have and by giving you essential tools to find fulfillment and joy in the work you do (and still meet quarterly performance metrics set by the bureaucracy!)

I know because I've been there. 

I've struggled with finding professional fulfillment because I wasn't playing to my strengths.

I've been unaware of which strengths are the best ones to bring to a meeting or a difficult conversation.

I've wondered how to practice reflexive, responsive-focused, emotionally stable "invincibility" in my leadership career by improving my strengths. 

A coach helped me discover the key to being generally happier and more successful as a physician leader by maximizing my strengths.

THE KEY to maintaining a sense of professional and personal joy, when we can't always control what's happening, is to practice the way we respond to what's happening - that's where our power lies.

What is your desired goal as a physician leader?

✅ Lead while supporting others in their daily decision making

✅ Lead while others actively contribute to the work of a team project

✅ Lead while staying unflappable even in trying moments

✅ Lead while the essential work is maintained as a priority

✅ Lead by setting personal boundaries that lets the team know, “I’m here for you and I value protected time” 

✅ Lead by dealing with difficult issues straightforwardly (with honesty and compassion)

Lead by being the physician leader you know that you can be. 

Combination of "learning" with "doing" in a proven way

Coaching increases self-awareness, motivation, and the capacity to take effective action. Physician leadership coaching aims to help you, the physician leader, balance your personal goals with your professional goals.

Using foundational coaching skills, physician coaching empowers doctors who wish to create more effective organizations by starting with increased self-awareness and positive change within themselves. 

Within their professional goals, coaching helps physicians increase their leadership effectiveness. It addresses the optimal balance between focusing on results and focusing on building strong, healthy relationships with the people around them.

After all, professional growth is impossible without personal growth. 

Terri Malcolm, MD, MBA, FACOG, CPE, ACC

Founder of Master Physician Leaders 

Certified Physician Executive and ICF-Certified Physician Coach

Accelerated Ascension is an elite physician leadership curriculum designed to cultivate the most effective and successful physician leaders in modern medicine.

There are six core themes - each with a dedicated module, in-depth video overview, and physician-centric lessons, tips, and worksheets. It is an immersive doing experience to provide physicians with foundational skill and development 'growthwork'.  

Module 1 – Conversational Competence
Hone the courageous skills of communication to advance the delivery of your message. Includes DISC+ Values Assessment and report.

Module 2 – Values and Purpose

Connect to core values to stay anchored to what matters most.

Module 3 - Giving and Receiving Feedback 
Learn to give and receive feedback to foster meaningful relationships.

Module 4 - Physician Leadership Statement
Create an authentic, true, and optimistic statement to reframe the internal negative "story" with a potent, authentic, and true statement.

Module 5 – Transforming Your Organization
Explore leading effective and transformational change.

Module 6 – Designing the Future
Celebrate the positive perspectives, experiences, and knowledge gained
as a physician leader. Connect present self with future self.

The modules empower physicians to create more effective organizations by starting with increased self-awareness and positive change within themselves.

Make Accelerated Ascension Your Defining Moment of 2021

Dr. Malcolm delivers a total immersion experience, it is therefore very important to note that securing your appointment to the Master Physician Leader's Board of Directors will allow for an advanced review of course materials, goals, objectives, expectations, and scheduling and helps participants optimize their results.

Take a look at exactly what is inside and secure your seat 

on the MPL Board of Directors.

I'm ready, let's do this together!
Sign me up!

THE ULTIMATE: One-Time Payment

$4,000 once


$2,700 once

THE ESSENTIAL: One-Time Payment

$1,995 once

THE ULTIMATE: Payment Plan

2 payments of $2,000/month


2 payments of $1,350/month

Terri Malcolm, MD, FACOG, MBA, CPE, ACC

Certified Physician Executive and ICF-Certified Physician Coach 

Dr. Malcolm is zealous in her belief an exceptional experience in clinical care, the human(e) experience, is achievable through meaningful and authentic relationships with others. She has served in C-suite executive positions, integrating people with process and purpose, and successfully aligning the ideas of the team with a compelling vision. She is a Certified Physician Executive, an ICF-Certified Coach, and a board member of the American Association of Physician Leaders. Her coaching philosophy, The Malcolm Method™, is rooted in the principles of social and emotional intelligence, positive psychology, and strengths-based leadership. Dr. Malcolm is in service to her colleagues - physicians serious about optimizing their leadership and wellness potential - to deliver actionable insights and propitious support. Physicians can experience joy and fulfillment in their clinical practice and their work environment. Through-thought provoking conversations, she strives to deepen the awareness of her physician clients and furthers their actions, thereby helping them to thrive as they lead. Dr. Malcolm (known to friends and family as Terri) is a loving wife to her husband, Nate. Together they have three charming and athletic boys, Nathaniel, and twins, Roman and Colton.

Features of a Physician Leadership Coaching Program 

Coaching is invaluable to our well-being as physicians and leaders, and great coaching is a key asset the most fulfilled leaders share. Whether you are looking to optimize your CME money, improve self-awareness by creating successful habits and patterns, score the type of PPE that is determined to take your leadership strengths to the next level, or all the above, you will find YOUR fit in the Accelerated Ascension program.

  • Dr. Terri Malcolm has a unique way of helping us to see ourselves as we truly are and to gently point us in the direction of developing stronger leadership abilities. I realize now that knowing one’s self is the first step in having better outcomes in relationships.

    — Charlene Blache, MD
  • Dr. Terri Malcolm guided me in discovering my true strengths and how I can capitalize on these strengths. This is unlike any other coaching I have done. I appreciated how she did not tell me what I "should" do, but rather guided me to a place where I made my own decisions about next steps. By guiding me, I was able to make decisions that truly aligned with my strengths and core values. I feel comfortable continuing to lead from this genuine place that she helped me uncover.

    — Meghan Hampton, MD, MPH, MS
  • “Dr. Malcolm is knowledgable, articulate, thoughtful, and kind. Having been through the journey of a physician leader herself, she speaks from experience and with humility. She is a highly accomplished leader with an innate ability to listen deeply. Her ability to listen gives her the right to speak. Her knowledge and experience give her the right to teach. Her sense of humor makes her fun to work with and her executive presence is one of the best I have ever seen.”

    — Dr. G. Anton Decker, President, Mayo Clinic International

Your Questions Answered

What will I gain by completing the assessment?

Through the DISC+ assessment, you will gain insight into your current strengths and growing edges. You'll gain a deeper understanding of WHAT you do and WHY you do it. With this knowledge, you'll create well-designed actions to move beyond "the stuck" and reach your goals.

How long does it take to complete the course?

It's your choice! Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to the course materials (videos, tools, and MPL workbook journal) immediately. So devour it all in a few days or take things slow. Move at a pace that accommodates your needs and your busy schedule.

When does the MPL Board of Directors meet?

Quarter one sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, January 27 and Wednesday, February 17, 2021. 5-6:30 PM PT/7-8:30 PM CT/8-9:30 PM ET

We honor your time and understand it is a precious commodity. We'll start promptly at the top of the hour and end by the 90 minute mark.

While the sessions are structured to keep us on track, they are unstructured as well. Coaching is a journey of self-discovery, so we ask you be open to exploring a few unexpected paths along the way. Dr. Malcolm will facilitate moving the process forward and minimizing potential "rabbit holes", but the the group will have an opportunity to steer the conversation.

Come as you are and wherever you are.

Proposed dates throughout 2021 are as follows: Quarter 2 - April 14 and May 5, 2021; Quarter 3 - August 11 and September 1, 2021; and Quarter 4 - October 20 and November 10, 2021.

Please note the proposed Q3 and Q4 dates are subject to change.

What if I miss a MPL board meeting?

Surgery lineup running behind schedule or Medical Executive Committee meets after business hours? No problem. Dr. Malcolm understands and has been there too. Every group session is recorded and available as a private video playlist. If you need to miss a session, it’s easy to watch when it is convenient for you.

Can I earn CME credits?

Y E S! Physicians participating in the Accelerated Ascension Program are eligible to earn AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit(s). Certification of completion designating CME credits earned will be provided to each participant.

Master Physician Leaders specializes in Executive Coaching for physicians, many of whom are taking on expanded roles in healthcare leadership. Coaching is personalized teaching of a curriculum customized for and directly applicable to the physician’s situation or organization.

Accreditations: In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Master Physician Leaders and Continuing Education, Inc.

Continuing Education, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Continuing Education, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 26 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

I don't have a leadership title. Can I still participate?

All attending physicians are welcome to attend! At MPL, we believe all physicians are leaders. A physician leader is responsible for delivering exceptional care and improving processes and systems that help people be healthy, so that they can achieve their best. If you believe it too, then you are a physician leader.

How do I schedule my customized coaching calls?

As part of the onboarding materials, you will receive direct access to Dr. Malcolm's calendar, giving you the ability to find a date and time that is convenient for you. Booking a session is easy because Master Physician Leaders uses an online scheduling tool that automatically sends conferencing information to all parties with every update. Video sessions are created with unique meeting IDs and passwords, enabling a secure and private experience.

I prefer one-to-one coaching. What if I want more sessions?

Having a coach gives the physician leader a safe space to go and talk through sensitive issues. So, you can overcome any ‘stuck points’ and achieve the impact you desire, personal one-to-one coaching with Dr. Terri Malcolm is available.

Deeper levels of learning come in a four (4) session packages. Known as a "Transformation package" because the sessions are used to unpack what is top of mind for you and take positive action toward your goal, can be purchased at the time of checkout.

4 Session Transformation Coaching Package (additional 2 months of support)

What if I'm unhappy with my purchase?

Well, I would be sad. But if you're participating in the program and really unhappy with the course, email within 30 days to get a full refund.

I still have a question, how can I contact you?

Master Physician Leaders is happy to answer any questions you might have. Send a note to and a member from the team will respond quickly to your questions.

I'm ready, let's do this together!
Sign me up!

THE ULTIMATE: One-Time Payment

$4,000 once


$2,700 once

THE ESSENTIAL: One-Time Payment

$1,995 once

THE ULTIMATE: Payment Plan

2 payments of $2,000/month


2 payments of $1,350/month