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Healthcare Leadership and Management Scholars Program

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.

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
  • Personal statement addressing the question: “Why are you interested in the HLM Scholars Program?” (less than 1 page)
  • Project proposal:  Identify a problem/issue in patient care or healthcare quality/safety and discuss how you’d address that problem. (less than 1 page)
  • Requirements:
    • 8 week commitment (Summer), Monday – Friday 9AM-5PM

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 club and completing a scholarly project. Lectures will be presented by senior leaders and executives at New York- Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine.   


Healthcare Leadership and Management Scholars Program Leadership:

Rahul Sharma, MD, MBA, Director

Mary Mulcare, MD, FACEP, Assistant Director

Robert Tanouye, MD, MBA, Assistant Director

Jane Torres-Lavoro, MPH, Program Coordinator



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

Chairman's Office
525 E. 68th St., M-130
New York, NY 10065
(212) 746-0780

Residency Office
530 E. 70th St., M-124c
New York, NY 10021
(212) 746-0892