CHCF Health Care Leadership Program

This two-year fellowship offers clinically trained health care professionals the experiences, competencies, and skills necessary for effective vision and leadership of the health care system.

February 2014

The CHCF Health Care Leadership Program transforms today's clinicians into tomorrow's leaders. Up to 30 physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and other health care professionals are selected annually for this two-year, part-time fellowship.

Led by national experts in health care and leadership development from the UCSF Center for Health Professions and the UCLA Anderson School of Management, the program addresses health care issues from the perspectives of business management and public policy.

In this video, Susan Ehrlich, MD, MPP, chief executive officer at the San Mateo Medical Center and a 2007 program graduate, discusses her experience.

Fellows broaden their management skills and sharpen their leadership capacity while gaining insights into the trends and challenges facing health care in California. Alumni become part of a network that continues to collaborate and develop its skills.

Applications for the program are accepted each September beginning in 2015 (previously accepted in the spring). For more information about the program and current and alumni fellows, and for complete application instructions and forms, visit the UCSF Center for Health Professions site.

Mark Smith's Seven Steps for Health Care Leaders

In 2011 the CHCF Health Care Leadership Program celebrated its 10th anniversary. In his keynote address, CHCF founding president and CEO Dr. Mark Smith made an appeal to the alumni and offered words of advice to rescue the ailing health care system.