What does a typical module session look like?

The standard module is two consecutive weeks and taught by a diverse team of qualified instructors. Face-to-face are modules 1, 5, 6, & 10 offered at your location or one of Mercer's campuses. Each session begins at 9:00am through 4:00pm, Monday-Friday. Online modules 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, & 9 are delivered via Canvas, Mercer's interactive online platform. These modules are also for two consecutive weeks but add the flexibility of completing the work on your schedule.  

What is the cost of attending Leadership for the Medical Practice?

The standard ten-module course described above is $2,500.00 per participant. This price could vary depending on your specific needs.

Who will actually issue my certification for this course?

The College of Professional Advancement will issue your certification. The graduation ceremony follows immediately after the last face-to-face session. Those in attendance include the Dean, Associate Deans, Program Coordinator, Faculty, and key staff.

Can I get financial aid to help cover the cost of the program?

Unfortunately, this program does not qualify for financial aid (i.e., Pell grant, student loans, etc.) Mercer's Bursar's office can accept credit cards, check, or cash as payment.

Will I receive college credit in this program?

This certificate program is not designed to allow participants to earn college credit.

How can I catch up if I am unable to attend one or more of the sessions?

If you happen to miss a module, our team will work with your organization to make up the missing module at a later date.

Is this program conducted in cohorts?

Yes, the program is conducted in cohorts in an effort to allow participants to advance together through the module coursework, while allowing participants the opportunity to work in collaborative groups to help them identify areas for growth, acquire new knowledge and skills, and apply their learning.  

What if I have never taken an online class?

Will someone be able to help me prepare for online learning? Yes, each cohort session begins with an orientation session designed to help participants become familiar with the online learning software and program requirements. Additionally, each online session is facilitated by an instructor in the event you need additional assistance.