As a Leadership in Healthcare student, you will work closely with other professionals with demonstrated leadership at the intersection of business and society to share ideas and approaches to problem solving for the healthcare industry. Over the course of the 22-month program, you will spend two short in-residence periods (year one: 2 weeks; year two: 1 week) and every other weekend (Friday and Saturday) on the Yale School of Management campus. Through the time in the classroom, individual and group assignments, and formal and informal interactions with faculty and healthcare business leaders, you will develop business and leadership skills and a deeper understanding of the healthcare industry's opportunities and challenges facing the business in the post-financial crisis environment.
Key elements of the program:
Often, students work as their own best teachers. While other schools insist on ranking students, Yale’s approach to learning is different. Traditional grades are eschewed in favor of creating learning groups who collaborate on projects and presentations to enhance the cross-sector learning and address the trials and tribulations of effective teamwork. At orientation, classes are divided into learning groups comprised of the cross representation of industry perspectives. Throughout the year, you will work in your group to share knowledge and understand problem solving from many different angles. The groups meet frequently via email, webinars, Skype, and other virtual media to complete assignments and provide support to one another. In addition, you might even find yourself enjoying some down time with your new friends.
Healthcare Management Colloquium
The Healthcare Management Colloquium hosts eminent practitioners from public, private, and nonprofit healthcare organizations. In small, informal group settings, they will discuss their views on major issues and trends in healthcare and challenges in their own organizations and careers. Previous visitors have included such notables as: Robert Kocher, MD, Partner, Venrock; Martin B. Silverstein, MD, Senior Partner and Managing Director, Healthcare Practice, Boston Consulting Group; Mary-Ann Etiebet, MD, MBA (Yale), Senior Clinical Technical Advisor, Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria; Stephen N. Oesterle, MD, Senior Vice President for Medicine and Technology, Medtronic, Inc; and Troy Brennan, MD, MPH, JD, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, CVS Caremark.