Dollars and sense

Gain the knowledge you need to successfully navigate financial and economic decisions.
Course description

Physicians regularly face decisions that involve understanding funding, financial implications and economic tradeoffs. However, these topics are rarely covered in medical school―leaving many physicians puzzled about how money works

This Physician Leadership Institute course demystifies accounting and economics, equipping you to answer a wide variety of questions at the decision-making table such as:

  • “What is this financial report telling me?” 
  • “Just how precarious is the financial condition of my hospital or health authority?” 
  • “How do I interpret a seemingly glowing economic evaluation of a new drug critically?”  
  • “How do I economically justify the case to buy new equipment or adopt a novel therapy?” 

Expect to learn how to:

  • Comfortably use economic evaluation and financial concepts when making decisions involving money;
  • Easily interpret information on the cost of providing care at your facility;
  • Bring your clinical expertise to discussions involving financial and economic matters;
  • Actively engage in funding and spending decisions.

Who is this for?

Any physician who has wondered where the money comes from, where it goes or the tradeoffs that happen along the way. Since every leadership decision has economic implications, this course is beneficial to physician leaders in any role―those experienced, novice or aspiring.


2 days


This course can be customized and delivered in-house at your organization, meeting or conference to physicians and/or interdisciplinary teams.