The CHCF Health Care Leadership Program helps to transform today’s clinicians into tomorrow’s leaders. Up to 32 physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and other health care professionals are selected annually for this two-year, part-time fellowship.

Led by national experts in health care and leadership development from the Healthforce Center at UCSF (formerly the UCSF Center for Health Professions), the program addresses health care issues from the perspectives of business management and public policy.

In this video, Susan Ehrlich, MD, MPP, a 2007 program graduate, discusses her experience.


Fellows broaden their management skills and sharpen their leadership capacity while gaining insights into the trends and challenges facing health care in California. Alumni become part of a network that continues to collaborate and develop its skills.

Applications for the program are accepted each spring. Candidates should have a clinical license and at least five years of experience in health care management or leadership roles. For more information about the program and current and alumni fellows, and for complete application instructions and forms, visit the Healthforce Center at UCSF site.

SeeĀ a list of current Fellows in the CHCF Health Care Leadership Program and all alumni.

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Director, High-Value Care
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