Students complete their classroom-based courses within the first 12 months on campus at Cedars-Sinai. The MHDS program features 12 required courses over 5 consecutive trimesters. Most classes are taught in the evenings at Cedars-Sinai to accommodate students with daytime commitments. We accept a maximum of 20 students per year into this highly selective program.
The MHDS program features a diverse combination of pedagogical approaches, including traditional classroom didactics, interactive didactics, hands-on laboratory sessions, journal clubs, project sessions work and immersed experiential learning within embedded research and operational teams.
The MHDS faculty believes it is vital to expose students to a wide range of learning experiences. Success in health delivery science requires a strong theoretical basis and pragmatic experiential learning to solidify classroom theory. In addition, students learn specific software programs, including statistical, data visualization, decision analysis and spreadsheet software that is taught in laboratory sessions.
After completing the MHDS program, students will be able to:
- Explain key operational functions of the U.S. health system.
- Identify healthcare delivery models and digital health innovations that can improve the quality, safety and value of care.
- Use quantitative and qualitative research methods to evaluate the effectiveness and economic impact of healthcare innovations.
- Demonstrate the leadership skills to successfully manage a project that involves people from diverse disciplines.
- Communicate effectively about healthcare delivery interventions to diverse stakeholders.
Unique Qualities of the MHDS Program
Academic Calendar 2019-2020
Sept. 3–Dec. 20, 2019
Jan.7–April 26, 2020
May 6–August 23, 2020
Holidays and Breaks
April 29–May 3, 2020
May 27, 2020
July 4, 2020
Note: The Academic Calendar is subject to change
Additional Learning Opportunities
- Health Services Lecture Series
- Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
- Grants Workshop
Clinical Scholars Program Courses:
- Research Design
- Research Ethics
- Communication Skills
- Healthcare Leadership Seminar Series
Have Questions or Need Help?
If you have questions or wish to learn more about the MHDS program, please contact:
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
8687 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90069