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GEMBA-HLS ’20 on meaningful travel with classmates and taking on big challenges

Not long ago, Dr. Kathryn Tinckam (GEMBA-HLS ’20) completed the Advanced Health Leadership executive program at Rotman, realizing that she had “been thinking about leadership in the wrong way for the last 20 years.”

“It struck me that if I really wanted to lead my team or organization through a change, I couldn’t approach every problem using the same paradigms and mindset,” she explained.

Tinckam — who, in addition to her work as a nephrologist, director of the HLA laboratory and director of quality improvement and innovation at the University Health Network’s transplant program, is also an associate professor at the University of Toronto — was intent on taking her leadership skills to the next level.

“What I and so many others are starting to realize is that leadership isn’t only something you are just inherently born knowing. It has to be learned.”

Last month, she headed back to Rotman to pursue the Global Executive MBA in Healthcare and Life Sciences (GEMBA-HLS). Over the course of this 18-month program, Tinckam and her classmates will be trained on management and business fundamentals. What’s more, they’ll be traveling across the globe — to Singapore, the San Francisco Bay Area and Toronto — to see healthcare and life science innovations in action.

“We won’t just be reading about innovation in the classroom.”

-Dr. Kathryn Tinckam, GEMBA-HLS ’20

Learn more about other student stories such as Young Lee (GEMBA-HLS '20) and Dr. Gopinath Nageshwaran (GEMBA-HLS '20)

Grounded in world-class thought leadership, the Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences program helps you develop the expertise you need to shape your organization and drive your career on the international stage. And while you explore best practices globally, we’ll guide you through an in-depth assessment of your potential, with the goal of shaping you into a more impactful leader.

Become a powerful leader with the Rotman integrated leadership framework. Learn. Reflect. Apply. Through a cycle of a personal development plan, one-on one coaching and experiential learning, develop your strengths and true career potential. 



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