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Physician Leadership Graduate Certificate Program

Diagram outlining program components: academic mastery, empathy, creativity, personal and change mastery

Preparing Physician Leaders for Consumer-Driven Healthcare

*The current cohort is closed. 

Our health care ecosystem is undergoing a profound transformation towards a new consumer-driven market, often within increasingly constrained resources.

For many health care organizations their underlying business models, culture, value network, and patient and workforce relationships have not fundamentally changed, and few have successfully reached their performance goals in a significant and sustainable way.

The Graduate Certificate Program in Physician Leadership prepares current and aspiring physician leaders with the quantitative and evidence-based management, leadership, and personal mastery skills, which are requisite to assuming leadership roles in the delivery of health services in the evolving consumer-driven health care market.

This program's focus is on deploying enabling technology for positive change and successfully reaching key performance metrics and goals through innovation and improvement, while restoring humanity to healthcare.

Program Highlights
  • Courses carry graduate degree credit and may be applied toward a master’s degree.
  • Participant’s experiences include monthly on-site sessions with intervening distance and worksite experiential activities, supplemented with visiting scholars’ conferences.
  • Sessions are facilitated by recognized experts with demonstrated teaching skills, content knowledge, and real-world experience.
  • The program features an open learning and design space to foster positive health care businesses through human-centered design of the work of care, while improving patient experience, health outcomes,workforce engagement, and market value.
Program Design
  • The program offers an integrating and action-based learning approach to an applied innovation framework that prioritizes empathy, involves diverse and collaborative teams, and encourages action-oriented prototyping of innovative and affirmative business practices.
  • The key program focus is on human beings positively caring for other human beings, building learning organizations of engaged leaders, patients, and compassionate caregivers.
Program Competencies
  • Apply the guiding principles of positive human-centered leadership.
  • Identify innovative human-centered leadership and operational design practices.
  • List key components of relational high-preforming teams and positive organizational learning cultures.
  • Explain human-centered organizational
  • transformation and deployment of design strategies.
  • Interpret current business models, and contemporary financial and economic trends in the health care ecosystem.
  • Practice personal mastery skills and relational capacities for effective communication, shared decision-making, and organizational development.

Gene Beyt, MD, MS
Program Director, MD/MPH and Leadership Graduate Certificate Programs
Department of Health Policy & Management
Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal St., Ste. 1900
New Orleans, LA 70112