Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education Alley-Sheridan Scholarship
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management Course
TSFRE is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships to attend the Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management at the Heller School of Public Policy and Management at Brandeis University.
TSFRE will provide up to 10 partial scholarships of $2,500 toward the $5,200 cost of the course. Attendees will be responsible for their own travel and hotel expenses. If you would like to be considered for an Alley-Sheridan Scholarship to attend this outstanding course please send the following materials by April 1, 2013:
1. Your Curriculum Vitae;
2. A letter describing why you want to attend the course; and
3. two letters of recommendation.
Materials may be submitted electronically or by mail to:
Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education
633 N. St. Clair Street
Chicago, IL 60611
This intensive one-week program equips health leaders with the knowledge and skills essential for
creating innovative and sustainable solutions to improve the quality, cost-effectiveness, and efficiency of health care service delivery, and
participating in health care policy and reform.
The program includes sessions offering the latest in national and state health policy along with business theories and frameworks adapted to the challenges of health care management. Program curriculum and content is developed under the guidance of Jon Chilingerian, PhD, program director and faculty, the Heller School, and Stuart Altman, PhD, former dean of the Heller School and Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy, and draws on the unique strengths of the Heller School and the Schneider Institutes for Health Policy.
Sample Program Topics
U.S. Health Policy: Economics and Financing
Individual and Group Decision Making
Managing Clinics and the Care Process
Effective Leadership Styles
Managing Change in Complex Systems
Financial Literacy for Physician Leaders
The curriculum is based upon the case method of adult learning, as modeled in the training of clinical and business professionals alike. There will be in-class simulations, group work, and class discussions. The program consists of several modules woven together and applied toward the participant's institutional, professional, and personal goals. The modules build upon each other encompassing the themes of health policy and management and application of frameworks.
A unique feature of this program is that in addition to lecture, discussions and case analysis, the program can include an action-learning component post-workshop. If they so wish, participants will identify a strategic issue to work on once they return to their home institutions, and report on it to the group by means of a Brandeis facilitated electronic exchange of materials. During this time, they will have access to core faculty designated to guide them through this process.
Who Should Participate
Enrollment in this program will be limited to ensure a quality learning experience, one in which participants learn from close contact with faculty and each other. Providers of health care with substantial experience in the health care system will benefit most from this program. Every practitioner has already learned much about health care policy and management by virtue of delivering care within this system; this program will help solidify and crystallize these learnings, and enable participants to be effective change agents in these crucial areas.