HSM Student Profile: Travis Beach


HSM Student Profile: Travis Beach (Class of 2023)

Prior Education: Connecticut College
Hometown: Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Nationality: USA

Why I Chose Fuqua

I chose Fuqua because of HSM, the military cohort (DAFA), the LGBTQ+ community, and Fuqua’s location in the going research triangle area. The HSM program at Fuqua is unique, with an array of classes, esteemed professors, and a diverse student body with and without a healthcare background who want to get involved in the HSM program. Fuqua also has a large military community with its location near several military bases. I had tremendous support from both the LBGTQ+ and veteran communities when I was applying and have continued to be incredible support during my time as a student.

Before Fuqua

I was in the United States Army for 7.5 years and served as an enlisted Green Beret for 4.5 years.

Favorite Health Care Experiences at Fuqua

1. HSM Bootcamp: I think Bootcamp is a great way to meet classmates before orientation. You can meet over 50 students to develop a cohort early on with other classmates passionate about health care, business and are eager to meet their new classmates.
2. HSM Speaker Series: this is a great way to get exposure to speakers who range in experience from business to government. The talks are often about pertinent current event topics or growing research fields like AI in health care.

Favorite healthcare courses at Fuqua

Healthcare Markets and Provider Strategy. I am also really looking forward to the Duke University Hospital
Experiential Learning Practicum this term.

After Fuqua

I am going to work at Accenture Strategy in their Washington D.C. office, hoping to specialize in health strategy.

The Health Sector Management (HSM) Track

The Health Sector Management Certificate is one of the primary reasons I chose to go to Fuqua. HSM provides interaction with students and faculty with expertise in various areas, from medical devices to pharmaceuticals to providers. As a student with limited health care experience before Fuqua, I had the chance to learn in the classroom from professors, and even more so, from the conversations and background of all the students in the classes.