effective health care leaders must be able to grasp the complexities of
the health care environment. They will have to understand the changing
social environment, how emerging business trends can affect medicine
and how communities can impact their residents' health and well being.
The role of the clinical leader will evolve into being an expert in
change management, team building and clinical excellence.
Developing leaders for tomorrow's health care environment
dynamic health care environment requires health professionals to view
issues through a myriad of perspectives, including business, finance,
law, and public policy, and be able to design and administer systems
that deliver quality clinical care. To develop such leaders, Duke's
School of Medicine, in collaboration with the School of Nursing, Fuqua
School of Business, School of Law and Terry Sanford Institute for
Public Policy created the Master of Health Sciences in Clinical
Leadership. The comprehensive curriculum includes:
- Financial management
- Health economics
- Population-based health care
- Health law and policy
- Operational management
- Quality measurement and management
- Strategic planning
Designed for clinicians, the innovative program blends health care with
other disciplines to help students understand and be prepared to lead
in the complex and changing health care environment.
The goal of
the program is to help health professionals from all disciplines become
adept at working though the complicated issues facing health care.
Since the program exposes students to a wide range of issues, graduates
are better able to respond to changes, determine direction and solve
problems within their organizations. Partnership, teamwork and
effective communication are stressed in the program.
Providing perspective for the effective leader
Clinical Leadership Program is a two-year, part-time course of study
that allows professionals to remain in their job. The program
incorporates traditional classroom learning with group projects and a
longitudinal policy project that allows them to address a real problem
Students progress through the program as an integrated
interdisciplinary team. The curriculum covers an extensive range of
topics applicable to rural, urban, small and large health care
Classes are taught by Duke University faculty
members who are leaders in the health care industry and recognized for
their outstanding scholarship, teaching, research and practice. Offered
in two options, on-campus or online distance-based, the program brings
in a cadre of nationally recognized experts to augment classes and
seminars. They are at the forefront in planning and implementing health
care planning on the local, state and national level.
A program for all health care professionals
Clinical Leadership Program is open to practicing health clinicians
from all disciplines. Physicians, nurses, physician assistants,
physical therapists are some examples of students who attend the
program to gain business, legal, management and policy training.
Prospective students need at least three years of professional
Candidates are accepted into the program on a rolling admission basis.
Duke Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership Program
Duke University Medical Center & Health System
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