“A life-changing 2 weeks of self-discovery, team work, and integration of leadership into healthcare, with an exceptional community of faculty and students.”
– Anahita Dehmoobad Sharifabadi 2016 EHL Graduate First Year, U of Ottawa MD Program
“Between meeting experts in the field and engaging in compelling discussions and workshops with peers from other programs, the Emerging Health Leaders Program challenged me to think outside the norm. I look forward to carrying the leadership tools and strategies that I learned here with me for the rest of my training and my career.”
– Adam Eqbal 2016 EHL Graduate First Year, McMaster MD Program

What Have Our Graduates Learned?

Application Process

Who Should Apply?

Program participants will be undergraduate or graduate students from across the province with a specific interest in the field of healthcare. These students will be proven community leaders who have been successful both academically and in their extra-curricular activities.

Application Process

A selection committee will be looking for well-rounded applicants who can provide examples of demonstrated leadership. The application process will consist of an online application and a personal interview. The application will include a short written component and resume. Personal interview with the selection panel will follow.

Application deadlines for next year to be posted soon.

If you are experiencing issues saving the PDF application with your responses, you may submit a word document with the same information and responses. Please contact Katie Fitzgerald at fitzgerc@mcmaster.ca with any questions.

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Tuition for the Emerging Health Leaders Program includes:

  • All course material
  • Shared accommodation (Note: Private accomodation is available at an additional cost)
  • Transportation
  • In-course meals and select event dinners

Details regarding next year’s costs coming soon.

Sample Program Outline

Week 1

  • Leadership
    • A View from the Top
    • Personal Leadership
  • Foresight & Scenario Planning
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Developing Strategies for Innovation
  • Design Thinking for Innovation
  • Leading Personal & Organizational Change
  • Managing, Coaching and Mentoring Self & Others

Week 2

  • Difficult & Persuasive Communications
  • Field Trips
  • Change Essentials & Simulation
  • Management Essentials in Finance
  • The Ecology of Organizing: Complex Adaptive Systems
  • Capstone Development & Presentation
  • Peer Feedback & Graduation


The next Emerging Health Leaders Program is expected to run from April 29th to May 12th, 2018.

Information Sessions will be held soon.

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