Welcome SHM Members

As a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), you are already on the right path to building your leadership skills in hospital medicine. Augment and accelerate your career trajectory with a master’s degree that builds upon your prior training and experience and equips you with new market-facing knowledge and skills needed to lead healthcare transformation. Whether you’re headed to the C-suite, considering a move to another organization, or looking for ways to improve your effectiveness, our career-focused online degree programs will help you get there.

Through a special relationship established with Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH), SHM members are entitled to these benefits:

In addition, SHM members who complete at least two (2) sessions of qualified training at the SHM Leadership Academy can use the credits to satisfy the elective requirement [three (3) credit hours] toward a JCPH Master of Science program.*

* The waived elective does not apply to the Applied Health Economics & Outcomes Research Program because it does not include an elective course.

Choose a master’s degree program in:

Healthcare Quality & Safety (Management Track)

Combine your clinical expertise and patient care experiences with the tools and methods needed to improve suboptimal care, reduce unnecessary clinical variation, prevent adverse events, and reengineer systems and processes that impact patient experiences and outcomes. The Management Track of our Healthcare Quality & Safety master’s degree program helps you build these technical skills as well as equip you with change management and leadership strategies to effectively lead quality improvement and patient safety initiatives in large, complex organizations. 

Population Health (Management Track)

As the shift from “volume” to “value” continues, secure your leadership role in healthcare transformation by focusing on the tools and methods needed for effective population health management. The Management Track of our signature Population Health master’s degree program uses your clinical training and experience as the foundation for developing, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based population health solutions that can be deployed at the practice or enterprise levels. 

Operational Excellence

Researchers estimate that a third or more of U.S. healthcare spending is wasteful. System factors such as cumbersome and unnecessarily complex administrative processes, low uptake of evidence-based guidelines, poor care coordination, misalignment of incentives and penalties, and other factors in healthcare are contributing to this problem. Apply Lean thinking, process improvement, and change management to increase operational efficiency in healthcare with this program. 

Health Data Science

As technology continues to offer more ways to receive data from patients, caregivers, other providers, and others, healthcare leaders need new tools and skills to collect, curate, and synthesize data into actionable insights. The future of population health improvement will be fueled by vast amounts of data that are no longer limited to the physician office or hospital medical record system. Apply the latest analytics and informatics techniques to diverse data in this first-of-its-kind master’s degree program. 

Other Programs to Consider

Physicians are moving into leadership positions in other areas impacting healthcare. Blend your clinical expertise with additional, career-focused training to drive regulatory and policy change and conduct outcomes research and economic analysis.

Health Policy

Much of what impacts morbidity and mortality in the United States can be traced to various legislation, regulations, and other policies at the local, state, and national levels. Learn how to develop, evaluate, and influence healthcare policy decisions at all of these levels with this newly redesigned program. 

Applied Health Economics & Outcomes Research

The growth of personalized medicine and new technological advancements in diagnostics and treatment are adding additional pressure to an already unsustainable growth in healthcare spending. This program builds skills in conducting outcomes research, comparative effectiveness research, and economic/financial analysis to inform clinical guidelines, best practice standards, insurance coverage levels, and value-based reimbursements. 


SHM members receive 15% off the cost of tuition. Plus, if you have completed (or will complete by the time you graduate) at least two SHM Leadership Academy courses, the elective requirement will be waived in your degree program. Combine this with your employer’s tuition benefits and you could finance your education more easily than you might think.

Total Tuition (Fees are additional) $40,722
SHM Course Credits: -$3,702
SHM Tuition Discount: -$6,108
Employer Tuition Benefit: -$10,500
Total Estimated Out of Pocket $20,412

Tuition and fees based on 2022-2023 rates as a full-time student (1 course per term, 6 terms per year). Assumes active membership status with SHM while enrolled and one course reduction for having completed at least two SHM Leadership Academy courses. Uses a national average of $10,500 per calendar year for employer tuition benefits for graduate courses (Fall to Summer enrollment). Does not include the costs of textbooks or other educational materials, any applicable tax credits or deductions, fees or other expenses.

Start Your Application

Leverage your training and experience with new applied healthcare management skills to accelerate your professional growth and career trajectory. Click on one of the programs above to start your application and select the option that identifies you as a member of SHM. 


April Smith
Admissions Manager