Successful Strategies To Promote Diversity And Inclusion In The Admissions Process 05/08/2020

The CAHME Mentorship Circle (CMC) program was established by the Board to further CAHME’s mission to advance the quality of healthcare management education. Being a CMC program is not just an honor, it is a responsibility. So far, 23 programs have answered the call to advance our profession.

The CMC Webinar Series is designed to showcase best practices by graciously and freely sharing them with the profession. Through this, CMC programs have translational impact on health management, by creating accessible, generalizable and peer recognized approaches to improving quality.


On Monday, May 11, 2020, at noon (EDT), Julie Carmalt, PhD, Associate Director and Senior Lecturer at the Sloan Program in Health Administration at Cornell University, will review Cornell’s process to promote diversity in the student body. Julie will focus on how networks, connections, databases, and scholarship funding are integrated in the process.

The graph examines data from CAHME’s 2018-19 Annual Report and published sources. The diversity within CAHME-Accredited programs (on the whole) compares favorably to both the US population and to students in all US graduate and doctorate programs. While CAHME Accredited program faculty is 77% White or Caucasian, faculty can play a major role as allies and champions to create a diverse perspective in programs. Cornell’s presentation will describe the important role of faculty in this transformation.

Cornell’s process serves to accelerate our industry’s ability to increase diverse leadership in healthcare management by ensuring that graduates access high quality healthcare management education to provide core competencies that best enable them to succeed.

The session is free to attend, but registration is required. You can also register for the July 1, 2020 session featuring the University of Missouri on Integrating Informatics into Health Management Programs. A recording will be made available following the session and will be on our website with the first CMC session from St Louis University on the SLU Competency Model.