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 Desautels Faculty of Management. The GCHM is an 8-month, 15-credit graduate certificate program which takes place entirely online, in a synchronous virtual format.

This certificate provides the formal managerial training of healthcare professionals assuming leadership positions. Renowned McGill University professors will teach a curriculum that addresses the key competencies of the Leader Role in the CANMEDS educational framework of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


Admissions information

Admissions for the GCHM cohort starting January 2024 open February 15th, 2023. Get an early start to the admission and send us your resume. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.


Find out what it is like to be part of the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management (GCHM ) from some of our current students.

Student Testimonials →


Meet our program directors

Dr. Leslie Breitner, Academic Director GCHM

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

Dr. Adrian Dancea, Program Director of the GCHM

Healthcare organizations face the same challenges as typical businesses, which highlight the importance of equipping healthcare workers with the management competencies needed.


Is this program for me? 

This program is designed for physician leaders and other healthcare professionals who are looking for managerial skills which will impact the quality, efficiency, and fiscal responsibility of healthcare delivery.

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

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