Monthly Archives: February 2014

HSM Beyond the Classroom: Duke University Hospital Experiential Learning Project

The Duke University Hospital (DUH) Practicum was one of the most invaluable experiences I have had at Fuqua. Firstly, getting to solve a real business problem in a real healthcare setting proved to be challenging but very exciting. The team … Continue reading

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Internship Recruiting: The Value of HSM

Recruiting is no joke! You can go from periods of anxiety, to depression, to desperation, to elation – sometimes all in the same week. Depending on whether you caught me on crest or trough of this emotional journey, you would … Continue reading

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HSM on Exchange: Field Report from South Africa

Today Ross Beerman, Managing Director and co-Founder of AllLife sat down with an intimate circle of students in the library at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business to talk about the company he started in 2004. While … Continue reading

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From Finance to Healthcare: Successful interviews require thorough preparation

Six months of networking boiled down to two 45-minute interviews with the opportunity to secure a first year’s most coveted prize – an internship offer.  This was my experience this past January in interviewing for the offer I eventually accepted … Continue reading

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HSM Bootcamp: Launch pad for the HSM experience

Duke MBA students who are also part of the Health Sector Management (HSM) program arrive on campus a week early for an intensive, 5-day, healthcare bootcamp. It serves as a primer of the US healthcare system and is the launch … Continue reading

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Blue Devil Weekend: An opportunity to learn more about HSM

February 7-9 marked the first of two Blue Devil Weekends at Fuqua, where we host admitted students for two-and-a-half days to show them what it means to be a part of Team Fuqua. While manning the Health Care Club (HCC) … Continue reading

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Week in DC: An eye-opening experience into the healthcare arena

This was my first HSM course and what an amazing start!  This week in DC course set high expectations and exceeded them all!  The diversity of speakers encompassed a wide range of healthcare leaders.  From being able to sit and … Continue reading

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Week in DC: Additional insight into pharma/biotech industries

Our guest speaker from Breakaway Policy Strategies provided additional insight into the pharma/biotech industries and how drug costs, marketing efforts, and FDA activities are impacting the bio-pharma/med device landscape.  Some areas of interest included: Although prescription drug costs get a … Continue reading

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Week in DC: Controlling the cost of healthcare

Loren Adler, a Research Director from the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, discussed one of the week’s recurring themes, talking about the rising proportion of US GDP consumed by healthcare spend over the past 4 decades (currently 20%) … Continue reading

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Week in DC: The role of hospice and palliative care

Health care cost in the US is increasing in overwhelming pace, aging population being the major factor. The population over the age of 65 is already over 12% and is reaching 15% by 2015. In fact, the fastest growing demographic … Continue reading

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