Author Archives: Itai Rikovitch, Candidate for MBA, Class of 2015

The HSM Journey: An international health care professional’s perspective of the first year MBA

After working with an Israeli medical devices Startup Company and negotiating several due diligence processes with top US corporations, I gained preliminary exposure to the US health care arena.  This experience triggered my decision to explore the US healthcare industry … Continue reading

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FCCP Project: Real World Client Experience Helping a Regional Medical Center

As an applicant to business schools in the fall of 2012, I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in healthcare consulting.  I worked in clinic administration for an academic medical center where I found my passion for discovering … Continue reading

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HSM Highlights of Fall 1 and 2

Fall Terms 1 and 2 were a busy and exciting time in the Health Sector Management (HSM) program, with weekly academic seminars, the November healthcare conference, and the December Town Hall meeting. These events kept us busy, engaged, and constantly learning. Each … Continue reading

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Week in DC: The Urgency of Translation – Advocacy and Scale

Jeffrey Crowley, Distinguished Scholar and Program Director of the National HIV/AIDS Initiative at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, spoke with our class about the need for advocacy and other impact-focused organizations to distill their initiatives as … Continue reading

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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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