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The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy of the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine introduces an initiative to address the rapidly changing health care landscape by advancing innovation among health care professionals worldwide: the online Master of Health Care Innovation.

Join a selective cohort in an 18-month program of online education, and connect in person during two brief seminars in Philadelphia.

Through your coursework and program experiences, you will prepare to improve processes of care, increase value of health care services, shape health policy development and human behavior in health care, and apply sharpened skills in policy analysis, evidence-building, and decision-making.

The first cohort includes physicians, nurses, administrators, and researchers at academic medical centers, urban hospitals, and rural hospitals, as well as professionals from the pharmaceutical industry and consultants. Together, they have 256 years of work experience—or 14 years, on average. They live, work, and study in California, New Mexico, Illinois, New England, and New York, as well as the Greater Philadelphia region.

Who will come together to form the second cohort? Perhaps you?

If you have questions, please contact Program Manager Katherine Ridella by email or telephone, 215-573-9378.

VIDEO: Specialized online curriculum for health care professionals.



Months to complete the program


Courses, including a Capstone Project


Days in Philadelphia each year


Penn schools represented on the faculty

Discover how to advance health care innovation

J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD

Dr. Jameson is Dean of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine, and Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania for the Health System

“The Master of Health Care Innovation will provide a high-quality educational experience that gives professionals the opportunity to improve the health care industry’s response to rapid transformation.”  
 J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD