1. Seminars: monthly 2 hour seminars accompanied by relevant readings during M1 and M2 (18 hours per year)
  2. A CEMED clinical mentor will provide contextual and relevant information related to healthcare systems operations and leadership based upon readings and seminars.
  3. Clinician executive immersion in summer before M2 year: a three-week period of 30 hours per week during which CEMED students will spend time under the mentorship of a participating healthcare leader in the College of Medicine, the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, or affiliated healthcare delivery organizations.

During this three week immersion experience, on Fridays from 12-3 pm students will come together for two or three seminars as a group to discuss their experience and make presentations about the experience.  Participants will also keep a blog journal documenting their experiences. (90 hours)

  1. Clinician Executive Courses

Students will audit one course offered in the Clinician Executive MHA program in either fall or spring semester in each of two years (M2 and M4).  Students will participate as observers in discussion in class, but not required to complete paper or presentation assignments.  Half of the CEMED classes (M2 and M4—5 or 6 students per class) will participate in fall semester and the other half in spring semester.  The course will meet for 5 hours in class on each of four separate weekends during the semester. The course schedule is determined by the faculty and published in the University semester course schedule in advance.  Additionally the course meets three Wednesday evenings in synchronous online sessions during the semester, approximately once every six weeks (two to three hours each session).  With advice from their mentor and consent of instructor, students may select from 15 courses available during the program.  The course schedule is either Friday-Saturday (one two hour and one three hour session) or Saturday-Sunday (same two-session schedule).  Students will be provided the readings assigned for each session during the four or five week period preceding each class session, as background resources.  During the weekend sessions the students will have the opportunity to interact with senior clinicians and executives enrolled in the course. The total commitment in class is 26-29 hours each year plus time spent reviewing the readings.

The student evaluation is based upon attendance and class sessions participation plus discussion with the mentor.

  1. Below is the list of courses offered—four courses are offered each semester:


HPA 410 Organizational Leadership
HPA 463 Health Care Economics
HPA 437 Health Care Policy and Politics
HPA 525 Managerial Epidemiology
HPA 494 Healthcare Human Resources Management
HPA 463 Managerial Healthcare Economics
HPA 452 Healthcare Finance
HPA 461 Decision Support
HPA 404 Ethics
HPA 417 Quality Management in Health Services
HPA 441 Strategic Management
HPA 551 Healthcare Marketing
HPA 434 Healthcare Law
HPA 470 Quantitative Methods
HPA 403 US Healthcare System


  1. Clinician Executive Special Project Development: This opportunity will be self-directed with Clinician Executive Medicine The goal is to identify and begin background research on a potential Special Project, including identification and selection of a current important organizational or operational challenge or opportunity facing healthcare delivery organizations affiliated with the College of Medicine or local or state government challenges in healthcare.  Student will be encouraged to address the Special Project work individually or as teams in groups of 2 to 4.  Students will work on their Special Project with initial planning in M1 and M2 and more intensively intermittently throughout M3 with advice of their mentors.  (20 hours)
  2. CEMED Showcase in M4: Participants will continue their Special Project Development during M4 to be completed in late spring. During a one or two week period, students wi11 finalize a concise report (approximately 10-20 pages) and each will make a one hour presentation and discussions of their individual or team project to mentors and fellow students. (12 hours)


Participating faculty will be members of the College of Medicine administration who will serve as CEMED mentors as well as faculty who currently teach in the Clinician Executive Master of Healthcare Administration (CEMHA) Program, which is jointly sponsored by the College of Medicine and School of Public Health.  Current CEMHA faculty may provide opportunities for students to observe selected portions of CEMHA courses.  Participating CEMHA faculty will also be recruited for selected individual seminars and mentoring contributions at various times during the four year program.

Mentors will be assigned by the course director at the beginning of the course with the intent that students have the same mentor throughout.  Mentors will be faculty and members of the College of Medicine leadership team and hospital administrators.  If a student has a specific request for a mentor the request will be honored if possible.