HCLM Program Description


HCLM Program Description and Requirements

During the past decade, there has been much focus on physicians’ leadership and in light of the changing landscape of health care, this emphasis is more prominent than ever. More and more physicians see the need for developing literacy in skills beyond their medical training; skills that involve managing systems, strategic planning and effectuating institutional change.

What the program offers:

  • Provides a critical framework based on economics, finance and leadership development;
  • An in-depth opportunity to better understand yourself and others in order to work more effectively with others and foster change;
  • Highly interactive sessions – mainly taught by your physician colleagues – that offer the greatest environment for learning and networking with your peers;
  • Leadership and management tools and strategies that will help you progress to the next level in your career.

Interested in applying? HCLM is currently accepting applications for the 2018 class. Application deadline has been extended to September 8, 2017.

Program Schedule

The 2018 Health Care Leadership and Management scholars are expected to attend all sessions in order to graduate.

Program duration is a one-year course consisting of four in-person sessions. *The locations below are subject to change. 

Block I/Kick off of Program: September 29 – October 1, 2017: Asheville, NC 

Block II: January 12 – January 14, 2018: Charlotte, NC

Block III: April 13 – April 15, 2018: Wilmington, NC

Block IV/Graduation: June 22 – June 24, 2018: Raleigh, NC

Participant Selection

  • Each application will be reviewed by the Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership (KIPL) Advisory Board to select participants. Potential participants may be asked to take part in a short conference call with advisory board members.
  • Completed nomination forms are due no later than September 8, 2017.
  • The HCLM class will consist of approximately 10 – 15 participants.
  • Selected scholars and nominating organizations will be notified by the NCMS Foundation by no later than September 22, 2017.
  • Nominees who are not selected for the current HCLM year may be re-nominated the following year.

Project Requirement

HCLM is a project-based program, allowing scholars to put their learning throughout the course into practice. Projects will be assigned during the program. Scholars will work in teams on their projects. A presentation will be required at the end of course as part of the graduation.

Other Requirements

Endorsement. The nominee must have the endorsement of one of six nominating organizations:

  1. Any NC county medical society
  2. Any NC specialty society
  3. Hospital
  4. Medical Practice
  5. Health Care Organization
  6. NC Medical Society
  • The nominating organization will complete the Nominating Organization Form (Step 4).
  • The nominee must agree to attend ALL designated meeting and activities of the NCMS Health Care Leadership and Management (see Program Schedule section above). Lack of attendance will make the scholar ineligible for graduation.
  • Each scholar is require to complete a team-based project (see Project Requirement section above).
  • Each participant is expected to regularly communicate with their endorsing organization to continue defining their future leadership role.


Tuition Costs. Our NCMS members will be given a discounted rate at $4,900. The Non-member rate is $8,900 (the actual cost of the program).

*Please note that the tuition costs do not include travel, hotel and some food.

Educational Credits. In the past, participants have earned up to 48 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits. For more information on this year’s education session, please contact Erin Grover at (919) 833-3836 or egrover@ncmedsoc.org.


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