Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management (GCHM)

How leadership can change the face of healthcare

Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management (GCHM)

The McGill Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management is a joint initiative between the McGill Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and the McGill Desautels Faculty of Management.

In just 8-months, our students will gain new perspectives and expertise which can be applied within any healthcare organization, in real-time and will allow healthcare professionals to lead with confidence.  This 15-credit, part-time program takes place entirely online, in a synchronous virtual format, allowing our students to continue working while they study. The graduate certificate provides the formal managerial training for healthcare professionals assuming future leadership positions.

Is the GCHM program for me? 

Are you a healthcare professional and/or a physician leader who is looking for managerial skills which will influence the quality, creativity, and fiscal responsibility of healthcare delivery?  Then, yes, this program is for you! 

Key Features of the GCHM:

  • 8-month, 4 modules, 100% on-line program.
  • Interactive group work and reflections, with a focus on application to practice.
  • Graduate-level courses with deliverables adapted to our students’ busy work and personal lives.
  • Project of your interest that describes/tackles a real healthcare management challenge, under the guidance of an advisor.
  • Managerial and leadership training for healthcare professionals.

Upon completion, you will gain:

  • Healthcare management skills and learning that can be applied in real time.
  • Transferable skills needed to lead with confidence in your healthcare environment. 
  • Career growth in a healthcare management role.
  • The ability to implement change and have an impact on the healthcare system around you.
  • The confidence to lead in any healthcare setting.
  • An alumni network of like-minded individuals.

Admissions information

Apply now for our January 2025 cohort.  We will review applications on a rolling basis, as they are received.

Meet some of our GCHM students and alumni

Meet our program directors

Leslie BreitnerDr. Leslie Breitner, Academic Co-Director, GCHM

"Healthcare organizations face the same challenges as organizations in other sectors; this highlights the importance of equipping healthcare workers with the management competencies needed." 

Dr. Adrian DanceaDr. Adrian Dancea, Academic Co-Director, GCHM

"Students will gain new perspectives and the transferable skills needed to lead with confidence in a hospital-based division or private practice."

Do you wish to pursue a master's degree?

Upon successful completion of the GCHM program, the 15 graduate credits can be brought forward for advanced standing in the International Masters for Health Leadership (IMHL) program at McGill University.

More information on the IMHL program →

Questions about the GCHM program?

info.gchm [at] (Email GCHM team)

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