Leadership in Medicine


Leadership in Medicine, or LIM, is a unique combined degree program with Albany Medical College and Clarkson University (Capital Region Campus), offering a multifaceted approach to the practice of medicine, the rigors of business management, and the service of healthcare for those who want to assume a leadership role in the field.

In this eight-year program, students complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Science and either the Master of Science or Master of Business Administration before attending Albany Medical College.

Students enrolled in the Leadership in Medicine Program will conduct health systems research.  Health “systems” is a broad term that encompasses many areas such as quality, process & operations, management, finance, law & policy, leadership, information technology, electronic medical records, payment mechanisms and more. 

Below is just a small sample of research projects conducted by past LIM students.  These research projects were presented at Albany Medical College's Medical Student Investigation (MSI) Day:

  • Assessment of caregiver satisfaction with medical care for special needs patients
  • The safety, feasibility and implementation of ketamine training package to facilitate emergency and essential surgery when no anesthetist is available in rural areas
  • Cost-effective analysis of transcatheter aortic valve replacement
  • Mr. and Mrs. No-Show: A subgroup analysis to characterize mental health patients with high no-show rates
  • Strategies to reduce CT scan turnaround times in the emergency department
  • Likelihood of physician renewal of chronically prescribed controlled medications based on urine drug test results
  • Financial impact of total hip arthroplasty: A comparison of anterior versus posterior surgical approaches
  • Publication “In-training: An online magazine for medical students”
  • Effect of registered nurse staffing and turnover on quality of care

Note: Students are not required to take the MCAT for admission to AMC, but they must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher and be an active member of our campus community.