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Leadership in Medicine

Leadership in Medicine

The Leadership in Medicine (LIM) Program is a direct-entry program that includes guaranteed admission to Albany Medical College—provided students meet Union College requirements for academic performance and extra-curricular involvement. LIM also includes guaranteed admission to Clarkson University (Capital Region Campus) for a master’s degree in healthcare management.

That’s what makes LIM unique. Incoming first-year students who are accepted to LIM earn three degrees in eight years: a B.S. from Union College, an M.S. or M.B.A. in Healthcare Management from Clarkson University (Capital Region Campus) and an M.D. from Albany Medical College.

This combination of degrees equips LIM students with an invaluable understanding of the business of healthcare. As healthcare spending continues to rise—up to 18 percent of U.S. GDP in 2015 from 13 percent in 1995—physician leaders will face increased pressure to manage costs while keeping pace with technological advances and ever-evolving policy. LIM graduates will be poised to address these challenges and play a leadership role in transforming healthcare delivery.