Next level of specialized education
Successful surgeon leaders understand the complexities
involved in managing change, negotiating and resolving
conflict, and assisting the College and other organizations with health policy and advocacy activities. Specialized education through the Heller Leadership Program
is a proven way to develop surgeon leaders and enhance
this leadership skill set.
For graduates of this program seeking an advanced
level of training in health care management, as well as
other physicians interested in this topic, Brandeis University is developing The Heller School’s Executive Master
of Business Administration (EMBA) for Physicians. 7 The
program, which admits its first cohort in January 2016, is
designed for practicing physicians who are currently in
management positions and for those who are interested in
pursuing these roles, according to Dr. Chilingerian. The
EMBA for Physicians is an accelerated 16-month program
that integrates the student’s medical expertise with training in areas ranging from health policy and economics
to operational systems management, high-performance
leadership, and health care innovation.
For more information on the Heller Leadership Program
in Health Policy and Management, and The Heller School’s
EMBA for Physicians program, visit
www.facs.org/member-services/scholarships/health-policy and http://heller.brandeis.
edu/executive-education/physicians-emba/ index.html. ♦
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