Simon Business School
University of Rochester Medical Center


Health Care Leadership Development Program

Information Session: March 27, 12-1PM


Application Deadline: May 10, 2024


Designed for University of Rochester Medical Center physicians, the Health Care Leadership Development Program (HCLDP) offers a unique opportunity to sharpen your business acumen and strengthen your health care management skills, without the commitment of a full graduate degree program.

In response to the shifting landscape of healthcare, leaders in academic health centers are confronted with intricate and emerging challenges; as such, innovative methods are required to shape the future of healthcare management and create new strategies for success.

The program’s targeted curriculum is taught by Simon Business School faculty and is designed to yield maximum results while meeting the needs of a busy, physician audience. Split into four modules, the program focuses on various aspects of health care administration: leadership, finance, strategic management, and quality/performance improvement. Each module consists of one cohort-based weekend session, leveraging networking opportunities and interactive education; additional content is delivered through online asynchronous assignments.


Strategy for Health Care Institutions (September 6-7)

The purpose of this module is to develop an understanding of strategy development in health care institutions, including the planning processes and frameworks for strategic thinking which are often used.

Health Care Finance (October 18-19)

In this module, basic concepts in health care economics and financial accounting are presented, to enable participants to understand the financial data used to make financial decisions in hospitals and medical centers.

Organizations and Leadership (November 1-2)

The United States health care system faces unique challenges that require extraordinary leadership and organizational behavioral competencies. In this module, using behavioral models, participants develop ways of addressing these challenges while increasing individual, group, and healthcare organizational effectiveness.

Quality and Performance Improvement (December 6-7)

In this module, participants develop an understanding of how to employ data-driven decision-making to improve care delivery and some of the common techniques used to identify the causes of problems and the best available solutions.


To apply:

Admission priority is given to URMC physicians who plan to pursue all 4 modules.  Applications will be considered on a space available basis for candidates who wish to pursue 3 or fewer modules. Cohort size is limited; applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Fall 2024 Application Deadline: May 10

Admission Notification Date: May 22

Program Format

1 in-person weekend session per module

Weekend Schedule

Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. (includes lunch and dinner)

Saturday: 7:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. (includes lunch)

+ about 10 hours of asynchronous online content per module

Credit Hours

2 graduate-level credits earned (each module is .5 credits)

Credits may be transferred into the Simon School MMM, PMBA or EMBA program, after being admitted to one of these graduate degree programs.

CME Credits

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (URSMD) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The URSMD designates each Other activity (asynchronous online content and in-person session) for a maximum of 22.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Completion of each module is eligible for a maximum of 22.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Completion of all four modules for the HCDLP is eligible for a maximum of 90 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


Participants must complete all four modules to earn the HCLDP certificate of completion. Modules may be taken separately if space in the program allows.


$2500 per module ($10,000 for certificate of completion)

University of Rochester employee tuition benefits accepted!

Application Questions?

Contact Janine Shapiro, MD, Associate Dean for Faculty Development

Program Questions?

Contact Rebekah Lewin, Sr. Assistant Dean of Admissions & Programs

Information Session

March 27, 12:00-1:00PM.

The session will be recorded for those unable to attend.

To access the recording after March 27:

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