Healthcare Leadership and Management Scholars

Our Healthcare Leadership and Management Scholars program prepares medical students for future leadership roles in Emergency Medicine.


The delivery of healthcare has become increasingly complex. Future physician leaders should be equipped with managerial, leadership and administrative skills to ensure that they can effectively and efficiently provide the highest level of patient care. To meet this growing need, we created the Healthcare Leadership and Management (HLM) Scholars Program at Weill Cornell Medical College for medical students in the summer between their first and second years of medical school.

The goal of HLM Scholars Program is to foster close relationships between the summer scholars and senior management to provide an opportunity to experience various aspects of healthcare management, including hospital administration and finance, clinical quality and patient safety, policy-making, and clinical operations management. It is assumed that these issues will be of critical significance to a growing segment of physician clinicians and therefore is an important part of the medical education experience. This also provides invaluable insight for potential applicants to other dual degree programs offered by Weill Cornell Medical College and Cornell University.


The HLM Scholars Program consists of an integrated curriculum, which includes attending lectures and meetings, shadowing clinical shifts in the Weill Cornell Emergency Department, participating in weekly journal clubs and completing a scholarly project. Lectures will be presented by senior leaders and executives at New York-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine.

How to Apply

Following a competitive application process, three students from Weill Cornell Medical College between the first and second year of medical school will be selected.

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A personal statement (maximum 300 words) outlining: “Why are you interested in the HLM Scholars Program?”
  • Project proposal: Identify a problem/issue relating to inpatient care or healthcare quality/safety and discuss how you would address that problem (One page or less).
  • Requirements: 8 week committment (summer), Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM

Program Leadership Information

Rahul Sharma, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.E.P.
Professor & Chair
Kaushal Shah, M.D., F.A.C.E.P.
Professor & Vice Chair of Education
Sowmya Sanapala, M.D.
Healthcare Leadership & Management Fellow

Program Contact Information

Please submit applications to Nina Sibchand ( 

Mailing Address
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Weill Cornell Medical Center
Department of Emergency Medicine
525 E. 68th St., Box 179
New York, NY 10065

Office of the Chair
Emergency Medicine
525 E. 68th St., M-130
New York, NY 10065
(212) 746-0780

Residency Office
530 E. 70th St., M-127
New York, NY 10021
(212) 746-0892

Research Office
525 E. 68th St., M-130
New York, NY 10065

Leading Emergency Care