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;
  • Leadership and management tools and strategies that will help you progress to the next level in your career.
  • Highly interactive sessions – mainly taught by your physician colleagues – that offer the greatest environment for learning and networking with your peers;

Interested in applying? HCLM is now accepting applications for the 2020 class. Application deadline is June 30, 2019.

Program Schedule

The 2020 Health Care Leadership and Management scholars are expected to attend all sessions in order to graduate.

Program duration is a one-year program consisting of four in-person sessions as well as on-site visits. *Please note: The dates and locations below are subject to change. . 

Block I/Kick off of Program: October 18 – 20, 2019: Boone, NC.

Block II: February 7-9, 2020: Charlotte, NC.

Block III: April 3-5, Wrightsville Beach.

Block IV/Graduation: June 26 – June 28, 2020: Raleigh, NC

Participant Selection

  • Each application will be reviewed by the North Carolina Medical Society Foundation Board of Trustees 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 June 30, 2019.
  • The HCLM class will consist of approximately 10 – 15 participants.
  • Selected scholars and nominating organizations will be notified by the NCMS Foundation by September, 2019.
  • 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 Kristina Natt och Dag at (919) 833-3836 or tnattochdag@ncmedsoc.org.


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