• Press Release

More than 200 Inquiries Received for Mount Sinai’s New Masters in Health Care Delivery Leadership Program

Application period ends August 1st; Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai offers first medical school program addressing critical challenges in health care

  • New York, NY
  • (May 20, 2014)

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.

The application process is now open; applicants should visit www.icahn.mssm.edu/mshcdl for more information.

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 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 7,100 primary and specialty care physicians; 12 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the highest in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding per investigator. The Mount Sinai Hospital is in the "Honor Roll" of best hospitals in America, ranked No. 15 nationally in the 2016-2017 "Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report. The Mount Sinai Hospital is also ranked as one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Geriatrics, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Ear, Nose & Throat, and is in the top 50 in four other specialties. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 10 nationally for Ophthalmology, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital is ranked in seven out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report in "Best Children's Hospitals."

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