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WIDC: This Class is the Jewel of Fuqua’s HSM Program

Thank you for a fantastic week in DC. When I began the WEMBA program I predicted my two top experiences would be the Term 6 Coach K Basketball experience and the Health Policy Class in DC. My prediction was 110% …

Why Business Students Should Care About Policy

If you’re a business student and you want to work in healthcare, you’re going to need to understand at least a little bit about healthcare policy. While Americans take pride in their “free-market” healthcare system, government sources pay 55 cents …

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 …

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 …

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%) …

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 …

Week in DC: Exposure to all aspects of healthcare policy

The “Week in DC” exposes students to all aspects of healthcare policy, governmental as well as corporate influences and the general power structure that influences the execution of medical care in the United States. For those who have been practicing …