Application period ends August 1st; Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai offers first medical school program addressing critical challenges in health care
– May 20, 2014 /Press Release/ ––
Fewer than three weeks since it was first announced, more than 200 prospective enrollees have made an inquiry about the Masters in Health Care Delivery Leadership Program, offered by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. The unique 21-month program, mainly administered online, was designed with the goal of developing the knowledge and skills of future leaders for the nation’s hospitals and academic medical centers and was envisioned, in part, as a means of addressing the challenges brought about by the new era of healthcare reform.
“We are pleased with the response so far to this unique offering, which reinforces Mount Sinai’s role at the center of academic research and medical education during this era of healthcare reform and transformation,” said Alan J. Moskowitz, MD, Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Health Evidence and Policy and Faculty Director of the MS in Health Care Delivery Leadership Program. “We see this course as a natural evolution of the pioneering initiatives in place across the Mount Sinai Health System.”
Courses in this degree program will primarily be offered online, leveraging the vast resources available through the Mount Sinai Health System – one of the largest health systems in the United States, comprising seven hospital campuses and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The program, offered through the school’s Department of Health Evidence and Policy, will provide students the competitive advantage required to provide strategic leadership in a changing landscape resulting from the federal Affordable Care Act, downward pricing pressures, and the need to demonstrate increased quality outcomes.
Students will have access to faculty experts at a unique setting – one that combines The Mount Sinai Hospital and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. They will receive extensive training and instruction from prominent leaders in the following areas: change management, team-building, operations, finance, and mentorship through a dynamic online learning system that provides interaction with faculty and fellow students – and one which provides flexibility to accommodate busy schedules. This collaborative learning model, in addition to Mount Sinai’s onsite residency program, will provide significant opportunity to further build and develop students’ professional networks.
Applicants will receive a comprehensive evaluation for admission based upon their academic record, professional experience, leadership capabilities, major accomplishments, and motivation.
The curriculum will comprise three main components:
• Major health care delivery system forces and disruptors;
• Evidence-based frameworks for strategic leadership and effective management of health care delivery;
• Novel health care delivery models, including clinical and translational research innovations.
About the Mount Sinai Health System The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven member hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community‐based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.
The System includes approximately 6,600 primary and specialty care physicians, 12‐minority‐owned free‐standing ambulatory surgery centers, over 45 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island, as well as 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health funding and by U.S. News & World Report.