Frequently Asked Questions About Our Program

What motivations are you looking for in a student?

We require forward-thinking health care professionals who desire to equip themselves with advanced knowledge and skills for providing strategic leadership and effective management within a rapidly changing and disrupted health care sector. We want those who are motivated to lead positive health care transformation in the 21st Century.

What substantive areas will the learning experience address?

In addition to equipping participants with heath care applied knowledge in finance, operations management, policy and law, economics, and conflict management, the program directly confronts the major challenges of health care delivery today, including:

  • Quality care, safety improvement and cost containment under the Affordable Care Act
  • Optimizing organizational strategic position and innovation within ongoing market reforms
  • Developing novel care models, such as accountable care organizations and mobile acute care teams
  • Cross and inter-cultural competence in service delivery
  • Health care disparities and direct community engagement
  • Engaging in effective change of organizational delivery systems

How flexible is the program schedule?

The program is specifically designed for health care professionals in leadership roles. Applicants should possess a record of significant and increasing professional responsibility in the health care delivery field. The unique educational approach and online learning management system will afford students flexibility in completing engaging coursework at times convenient to them. It will also provide multiple opportunities for, collaborative learning and networking with other program participants, faculty, and health care leaders.

The program will involve, on average,16 hours per week of time dedicated to fulfilling the requirements of the learning experience. Courses are sequenced in consecutive seven week blocks with some intermittent and brief breaks. There are two onsite residency seminar sessions: one at the beginning of the program and one that bridges into the second year.

When will the program start and how long will it take?

The program will begin in August 2014 with a required one week on-site residency session at our main campus in New York City. With the exception of a second on-site residency session the following summer and a two week intensive online course on the Affordable Care Act, all other courses will be seven weeks in length and delivered sequentially online. It will take students 21 months to complete all the requirements of the program. Please see the course schedule for full details.

Why should I consider Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai as the educational institution to earn my degree?

This program is part of the Mount Sinai Health System, the most comprehensive system of unrivaled knowledge, resources, and leadership expertise in the New York metropolitan region. Moreover, Mount Sinai has a trusted reputation for actually developing and implementing innovative practices in health care delivery which provides a unique basis for teaching and learning.  

Can more than one person from an organization join the program?

Yes, we accommodate people from the same organization and believe it would be highly beneficial for them to work jointly on a major strategic project throughout the program that intersects multiple aspects of the organization they serve. We would require a brief description of the organizational problem to be addressed and a letter of institutional support as part of the application process for groups of 2 or more.

How can I learn more about the program and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai?

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai ranks 19th out of 153 accredited medical schools nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-2015 “America’s Best Graduate Schools” issue.

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Does Mount Sinai encourage enrollment in the program by individuals historically underrepresented in health care leadership?

Mount Sinai has a highly-regarded Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs (CMCA) whose mission is to address health equity by focusing efforts on workforce diversity and facilitating policies and research to improve outcomes for minority and underserved communities. CMCA works with leadership through several formal executive level committees and councils to coordinate outreach, recruitment and retention activities. These efforts have helped sustain outstanding diversity of women and racial and ethnic minorities in the medical and graduate schools. For more information, visit their website.

Is financial aid available for the program?

Yes. Accepted applicants who are U.S. citizens or eligible residents and are interested in pursuing federal loans for the MS in Health Care Delivery Leadership program must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students will be considered for the Federal Stafford Loan program. In addition, all students can consider a monthly payment plan option through Mount Sinai’s provider, Tuition Management Systems (TMS).

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