New York University's Advanced Management Program for Physicians
The Advanced Management program for Clinicians (AMPC) was established in 1986 with the help of a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. It is designed for health care professionals who are currently in management positions and for those who seek career shifts in the direction of health care management and policy. The AMPC program represents New York University's response to some of the sweeping changes affecting the health sector: (1) the growth of large health care organizations; (2) pressures by payers to contain health care expenditures; (3) increasing intervention by government and corporations in the practice of medicine; and (4) disgruntlement among clinicians about their working environment.
In this paper we briefly review these trends and discuss our goals in creating the AMPC program. Next, we describe the program's distinguishing characteristics. And we conclude with some reflections about the issues raised by two and a half years of experience training physicians in this program.