Health Policy Trek to Nation's Capital

Thirteen UChicago Careers in Health Professions students explored the diverse career paths available in health policy during the UCIHP trek to Washington, D.C. The trek, concentrated on opportunities in health policy, was designed to help students gain a better understanding of nonclinical career paths available in the health care industry.

Organizations visited:

  • AcademyHealth
  • FDA
  • Association of American Medical Colleges
  • The Advisory Board Company
  • The Lewin Group

The breadth of possibilities I was exposed to on the trek broadened my perspective to opportunities I had not previously considered. Because of the trek, I now feel more comfortable reaching out to potential employers and discussing opportunities. Since the trek, I’ve had a fair deal of correspondence between the people I met at the five sites, and a few offers to apply for summer internships and possibly long term careers in the coming years.” - Colin McNamara (AB’16)