Student Activities

Student Activities

Health Sector Management students are actively engaged at Fuqua beyond the classroom.  In addition to their coursework, many HSM students choose to participate in a number of student organizations.

Daytime Mentoring Program

The Daytime Student Mentoring Program matches current students with alumni working in their field of interest. Last year, the Daytime Student Mentoring Program matched close to two hundred students with 150 Fuqua alumni across the globe – including those in health care and life sciences. While the mentor/mentee relationship officially lasts through the academic calendar year, it has the potential to become a long-term connection. Students have the opportunity to sign up at two different points during the year – in October and January. The program is open to Daytime MBA students only. For more information on the program, see the Daytime Student Mentoring Program website.

HSM Fellows

The Health Sector Management (HSM) Fellows program institutionalizes a formal avenue for student input into HSM. These student representatives are passionate about HSM and represent the program when talking to prospective Fuqua students, current students, and alumni. They also focus on bridging the gap between the daytime and executive MBA students in HSM. Each year, the Fellows create an Annual Report, comprised of results from surveys and exit interviews with HSM students, as well as a Competitive Analysis, which will ensure continued excellence by keeping the Health Sector Management curriculum relevant and competitive with other leading business schools.

Duke MBA Health Care Club (HCC)

Health Care Club: The Duke MBA Health Care Club (HCC) is a student-led club that helps educate members on career opportunities and industry trends throughout all facets of the healthcare sector. The club supports recruiting processes by hosting corporate sponsor events and various industry sessions. Learn more on the HCC website.

Health Provider Association (HPA)

The Health Provider Association (HPA) is a diversity organization at Fuqua dedicated to celebrating the interdependence between clinical healthcare providers and business leaders in the healthcare industry. HPA members include doctors, nurses, pharmacists and individuals with healthcare industry interest passionate about working more effectively with clinical providers. Their activities include community-building events within Fuqua or connecting Fuqua to the broader Duke clinical community; and professional events around education and career preparation that facilitates their mission of effective linkage of business and healthcare delivery.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open Chapter at Duke University is a coordinated group of scholars dedicated to the enhancement of healthcare through patient-centered quality improvement (QI) and safety research. Duke IHI seeks to empower its members to become change agents in the delivery of healthcare in their respective fields. Duke IHI accomplishes this mission by:

  • Serving as an interdisciplinary hub for students, health providers, engineers, policy makers, and hospital administrators to meet, communicate, and shape the university’s healthcare improvement goals
  • Providing guidance and support to individuals seeking to become involved in QI at Duke, through such efforts as the prestigious Quality & Innovation Scholars Program
  • Coordinating and organizing related workshops and speaker events for the broader Duke community

Membership to the IHI Open School is open to any student at Duke University. Any Duke employee or faculty may also become an affiliate member and attend open events. There are no membership fees.

Learn more on IHI’s website.