Apply for health policy program by March 25

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Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time on March 25 for the joint American College of Surgeons/Society for Vascular Surgery scholarship to attend a health policy leadership course taking place in June. 

The $8,000 ACS/SVS Health Policy Scholarship defrays tuition, travel, housing and food costs to attend the Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University near Boston from June 5–12. 

The course is set to take place in person; a virtual option will be made available should circumstances change. 

Since 2004, the Heller School has offered an annual Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management for 30 to 35 physician and surgeon leaders partially sponsored by the American College of Surgeons and the Thoracic Surgery Foundation. 

This intensive one-week program equips health leaders with the knowledge and skills essential for creating innovative and sustainable solutions to improve the quality, cost-effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare service delivery, as well as for participating in healthcare policy and reform. 

Program sessions and case studies offer the latest in national health policy and management frameworks. 

Sample program topics include health policy in the United States; economics and financing; individual and group decision-making; managing clinics and the care process; effective leadership styles; managing change in complex systems; conflict negotiation; and financial literacy for physician leaders.

Learn more about the scholarship at vascular.org/HealthPolicyScholarship. 

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