UAB Executive DSc in Healthcare Leadership

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E X ECU T I V E DOCTOR AT E

for healthcare leaders


“This degree is the best return on investment for an executive with a master’s degree.” — DR. JOHN B. MCWHORTER III (DSc, '12) Chief Operations Officer, Baylor Scott & White Health


THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM

E X ECU T I V E DOCTOR A L PROGR A M (DSc)


As a senior healthcare executive, you have worked hard to lead, to succeed, to excel... but you want more. THE UAB DSc PROGRAM OFFERS YOU MORE:

CONNECTIONS

EXPERIENCES

KNOWLEDGE

More executive connections – grow a diverse, secure network of peers.

More executive experiences – gain exposure to global health systems.

More executive knowledge – earn a doctoral degree in only three years.


Our doctoral program was designed for you – the leader who recognizes the growing demand for highly sophisticated analytical and strategic management skills; the leader whose role requires thorough knowledge of dynamic healthcare delivery and financing systems; and the leader who will do everything possible in

The executive doctoral program at UAB provided access to world class faculty, as well as a cohort of healthcare leaders from around the world, providing insights that are both industry changing and professionally transformative.

order to succeed.

Our doctoral program gives you an

engaging learning experience where healthcare executives learn from internationally recognized faculty and exchange ideas with other senior leaders from across the country.

DR. CHARLES HAGOOD (DSc, '17) Partner & Consulting Practice Leader, Press Ganey Associates


CONNECTIONS

YOUR PRIVATE EXECUTIVE NETWORK In the age of Internet leaks and social media trolls, you need a safe and secure network. And we don’t mean a better VPN or LAN – we mean an exclusive group of experienced executives who are facing the same opportunities and challenges that you face.

Our program gathers a diverse group of senior healthcare leaders from across

the country who understand the importance of a safe space for discussing complex problems and sharing novel solutions. Join the UAB DSc cohort - an exclusive group of leaders who share your professional challenges as well as your intellectual and personal development interests.

The UAB DSc program provides three years of intense networking that will help you form

strong bonds with fellow healthcare executives. These lifelong relationships are one of the most valuable benefits of being a UAB DSc graduate.

of our students hold titles of VP or “above.”


Perhaps the most valuable take away for me is that senior level executives need a safe place to learn, grow and build relationships with others, from a wide variety of sectors, within the healthcare and academic setting.

DR. VIRGINIA RAZO (DSc, '12) CEO, Curry Health Network


E XPERIENCES

YOUR WORK-EDUCATION BAL ANCE The UAB Executive Doctoral Program is designed so you can experience the rigor of a high quality academic experience while continuing to excel both professionally and personally.

Each year, you will visit our state-of-the-art campus in the heart of Birmingham’s Medical

Center District for three, eight-day intensives. Through the convenience of technology, you will also learn online at your own pace and on your own time. You maintain access to our faculty and your cohort while working from wherever your busy life takes you.

Before beginning your dissertation work, you and your cohort will travel to an international

location to study how healthcare is organized, financed and delivered in the host country. The trip will feature personalized tours, discussions with local healthcare leaders, and extraordinary experiences you will never forget.

of graduates rate the education experience as “excellent.”


The UAB faculty are very good at working with executives and pacing the curriculum appropriately. The diversity of the cohort was also very beneficial. I recommend the program wholeheartedly!

DR. POLLY DAVENPORT (DSc, '14) President, CHI St. Vincent’s Infirmary and St. Vincent North; COO, CHI St. Vincent Health System


OUR UNIQUE BLENDED FORMAT OFFERS YOU A RICH LEARNING EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER. YOU WILL LEARN ON CAMPUS, OFF CAMPUS AND AROUND THE WORLD!


The international trip was exceptional and the value of the time involved so well worth it. — DR. VANCE CHUNN (DSc, '16) CEO, Cardiology Associates


KNOWLEDG E

APPLY WHAT YOU LEARN EVERY DAY Our program is specially designed so you can instantly apply your new skills and knowledge to improve your organization and solve real and immediate challenges. INCREASE YOUR VALUE TO YOUR ORGANIZATION AS YOU:

Apply your new depth of knowledge in various functional areas ◗ Solve current problems using your sophisticated analytical skills ◗ Develop recommendations on issues of strategic importance ◗ Conduct applied research on topics of relevance

Our cohorts are designed so you have immediate access to some of the best and brightest minds from across the country. As a UAB DSc student your access to the UAB network of executives and scholars will continue long after we welcome you to the alumni family.

of graduates would recommend the DSc Program.


The executive doctoral program at UAB improved my ability to make evidence-based decisions and to address issues more strategically. I believe it to be an excellent learning experience that deepened my knowledge in a variety of areas.

DR. JOSEPH WEBB (DSc, '13) CEO, Nashville General Hospital


KNOWLEDG E

You want to make an impact — Join us as we shape tomorrow’s health care. OUR MISSION IS TO HELP YOU:

IMPROVE

INCREASE

INFLUENCE

Improve your analytical skills and problemsolving abilities.

Increase evidence-based decision-making in your organization.

Influence positive change in health care in your community and beyond.


The DSc credentials allow me as a physician to be considered for administrative health system posts. These same credentials allow my voice to be heard around the board table. — DR. THOMAS R. HUNT III (MD, DSc, '14) Chair, Joseph Barnhart Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine


You are not a procrastinator. We won’t make you wait. We accept applications year-round. ALL YOU NEED TO BEGIN IS:

Current resume or CV

All college transcripts

Three letters of recommendation

UAB Graduate School Application (GRE/GMAT waived)

Tuition covers all books and learning materials, laptop computer, online learning support, meals while on campus and international experience (excluding transportation to site).


S. ROBERT HERNANDEZ, DrPH Distinguished Service Professor and Director, Executive Doctoral Program 205-934-1665 • hernande@uab.edu

Contact us to learn more or apply today! LEANDRA Y. CELAYA, MSc Director of Operations, Executive Doctoral Program 205-934-3588 • lcelaya@uab.edu


YOU WANT MORE, WE OFFER YOU MORE.

UA B E X ECU T I V E DOCTOR A L PROGR A M


The University of Alabama at Birmingham is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctor’s levels.

This information represents what is current at the time of printing this publication and is subject to change. Applicants should contact the Executive Doctoral Program at the School of Health Professions to verify the requirements for the year for which the professional phase application will be made. UAB is an equal education opportunity institution. Essential functions, which are fundamental tasks that must be performed to successfully complete the program, have been outlined and are available upon request from the program.


Our next cohort begins in the fall. Don’t let it begin without you.