Students Explore Health Policy in Washington, DC Trek

12 students joined UChicago Careers in Health Professions to explore the diverse opportunities available in health policy. Host organizations represented a wide range of sub-fields including medicine, law, research, government, advocacy and consulting. The trek showed that health policy is a field that plays very well to UChicago's strengths: employers are seeking new hires that are broadly educated with strong research skills and an interdisciplinary perspective.

Employer Site Visit Hosts

  • Families, USA
  • GE Healthcare Camden Group
  • George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates
  • Georgetown University O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
  • Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)
  • National Institutes of Health

The health policy trek to Washington, D.C. organized by UChicago Careers in Health Professions was immersive, versatile and allowed a rich sampling of the career paths that bridge policy, politics and healthcare. During the three day trek, we touched upon clinical research and development, health policy training in medical school, medical advocacy, and careers in the executive government, health law and medical consulting. The peer cohort consisted of students from varying backgrounds, such as Biological Sciences, Economics, Public Policy and Anthropology. Most students, including myself, have considered medical school as a possible career path and so it was extremely insightful to garner appreciation for the other career paths that allow one to make an impact in healthcare." -Syeda Ally, AB '16