USC Price School of Public Policy

The EMHA Hybrid Cohort Model

Executive MHA participants exemplify teamwork and collaboration, combined with leadership and individual excellence.

Each Executive MHA cohort comprises a diverse mix of clinical and management professionals who have a passion for making a difference in the healthcare field. The cohort structure and small class size of approximately 25 fosters a highly interactive learning environment of mutual respect in which ideas, knowledge and experiences are readily exchanged.

Enhancing the cohort model is the opportunity to broaden one’s network of relationships beyond the cohort by interacting with people from other professions and degree programs. Practical electives bring together students who share a desire to delve more deeply into specific topics or aspects of healthcare. To further extend learning and networking, EMHA participants frequently are invited to join other classes to take advantage of special guest presenters or discussion panels.

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EMHA 2013 Participant Profile

Organization/Role:

  • Clinical/Clinical Management – 33.3%
  • Management and Administration* – 33.3%
  • Research/Academic – 17%
  • Consulting/Other – 17%

* e.g., CFO, EO, Division Administrator, Regional Director

Advanced degree: 30%

  • MD – 33%
  • MS/MSW – 33%
  • PharmD – 33%

* one multiple degrees

Average age: 40

  • Range early 30’s to late 50’s

Average years of work experience: 14

  • Range 6-30

Gender

  • Female – 30%
  • Male – 70%

Ethnic diversity

  • Caucasian – 80%
  • Asian* – 0%
  • Latino/a – 10%
  • Black/African American – 10%
  • American Indian – 0%
  • Unreported, other – 0%

*Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Indian Asian, Vietnamese

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