A New Master’s Program in Health Care Delivery Leadership

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is launching a unique Master’s program specifically geared to give health care leaders new knowledge and skills as they confront the challenges of delivering patient care in an era of unprecedented reform. The Master’s Program in Health Care Delivery Leadership is offered through the Department of Population Science and Policy and is currently accepting applications for its inaugural cohort that begins this fall.

Recruitment will occur among the ranks of senior leaders and managers within the Mount Sinai Health System, as well as other national, and international, health care institutions. The program requires successful applicants to possess at least seven years of managerial-level health care experience. It is built upon a core belief that effective solutions to current challenges in health care delivery require evidence-based approaches to decision-making, novel health care delivery models, and a keen understanding of complex health care reforms.

Students enrolled in the program will have access to the expertise and resources of a top 20 school of medicine that resides within a comprehensive urban health system serving a highly diverse patient population. “We see this program as a logical outgrowth of the innovative initiatives in place across the Mount Sinai Health System, and as a reinforcement of Mount Sinai’s role at the center of academic research and education during this transformational time,” says Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and President for Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System.

Students will have direct access to national leaders in health care reform, gain practical experience, and benefit from the strength of the faculty in the Department of Health Evidence and Policy, and throughout the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. To facilitate convenience, the majority of the rigorous coursework will be delivered online.

Within a week of announcing the program in late April, the School of Medicine received more than 150 inquiries and multiple applications. Applicants will receive a comprehensive evaluation for admission based upon their academic records, professional experiences, leadership capabilities, major accomplishments, and motivation to complete the demanding program.

The program is co-led by Alan J. Moskowitz, MD, Professor and Vice Chair, Health Evidence and Policy, and Professor of Medicine; and Brian J. Nickerson, PhD.

For additional information, visit www.icahn.mssm.edu/mshcdl.

Department of Population Science and Policy

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