Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management (GCHM)
We are excited to introduce the Online Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management (GCHM). This is a joint initiative, unique in its genre, between the McGill Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Desautels Faculty of Management that will be starting in January 2022. This certificate was developed in order to address important gaps in the formal managerial training of healthcare professionals assuming leadership positions. Seasoned professors will teach a curriculum that has been mapped to address the key competencies of the Leader Role in the CANMEDS educational framework of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Both Faculties have been closely involved with course design and will continue to provide significant academic insights that contextualize student learning for the healthcare sector.
Upon successful completion of the Certificate, the student will obtain 15 graduate credits from the Faculty of Management that can be applied toward completing a 45-credit master’s degree.
The Certificate program is an entirely virtual, live offering consisting of four modules spread over 9 months. The program will be supported through readings, individual and group assignments, and workshops, all of which will bridge the four modules. Typically, the material for each course will be delivered over two sequential periods, with the intention of reinforcing key concepts taught in the first module through individual study and group work. Each student will also participate in an experiential (CAPSTONE) project throughout the certificate program, which serves to reinforce the material presented in each course. The topic of the project may be identified before the start of the course and could take the form of a business plan, quality improvement project, or position paper on a topic related to the learning in the program.
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The McGill Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management strives to develop physician leaders and other healthcare professionals by providing them with a range of managerial skills allowing them to positively impact the quality, efficiency, and fiscal responsibility of healthcare delivery that lies within their mandate.
We aim to become the preferred training program for physician leaders and other healthcare professionals who will assume the helm of a transformational change in our health care based on the principles of quality, efficiency, safety, and fiscal responsibility. We also aim to create a learning community of like-minded professionals that will continue to share managerial challenges and successes in the newly created forum. The program plans to draw on the experience and wisdom of recognized leaders in diverse fields and by doing so propose innovative solutions for healthcare challenges.
McGill GCHM Program structure
The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management (GCHM) is an online part-time, 9-month program to address important gaps in formal managerial training of healthcare professionals assuming leadership positions.
GCHM Program Modules:
Introduction to Program
Capstone and Practicum
Capstone and Practicum
Each module will consist of 6 days of live, online sessions, from 9 am – 2 pm, EST.
The full program duration will be 9 months.
Individual and group work will bridge the modules, along with facilitated workshops online.
Winter term 2022: 2 online modules and interim workshops
Summer term 2022: 2 online modules and interim workshops
Applying to the GCHM
The McGill Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management is designed for high-achieving, ambitious healthcare professionals interested in a career that encompasses managerial responsibilities.
For whom is this certificate designed?
The McGill Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management will be accessible to physician leaders and other healthcare professionals interested in acquiring a set of managerial skills that will allow them to be more effective in their practice. However, the program will preferentially target senior residents and physicians who 1) have recently entered active practice, 2) have some experience in medical leadership, and/or 3) are committed to dedicating a significant part of their practice to a managerial role.
Applications for the GCHM cohort starting in Winter 2022 will be accepted beginning February 15, 2021, and will be reviewed as they are received.
August 1, 2021 (First application deadline)
September 12, 2021 (Second application deadline)
November 6, 2021 (Final application deadline)
When the first cohort group is filled, we will place applicants on a waiting list.