Aiming for a career in health policy or simply want to gain exposure and experience in the field? Duke University provides a rich and dynamic environment to advance your knowledge and skills in health policy through supplemental coursework, experiential learning opportunities, and/or connections with leading health policy faculty and practitioners. Opportunities at Duke-Margolis include:
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Lastly, the Margolis Center recommends undergraduates register for the following courses to continue their education regarding health policy.
Introduction to the United States Healthcare System
PUBPOL 165 (F/S) provides an overview of key health policy issues in the United States. Topics include: (1) sources of morbidity and mortality; (2) access to health care; (3) financing of health care including an overview of how health insurance works, Medicare and Medicaid and why there are uninsured persons and to what effect; (4) health care quality; (5) end-of-life issues and care in advanced stage illness; (6) the role of non-profit versus for-profit ownership of health care facilities and to what effect; (8) long term care and care-giving issues; and (9) the impact of social phenomenon such as income inequality, social class and culture on health care. Click here to register.
Health Policy Focus Cluster for first-semester Duke students to be introduced to health policy through a shared housing environment that facilitates discussion and scholarly exploration.
For more information about undergraduate opportunities and/or other ways students can get involved with Duke-Margolis, please contact:
Sarah Dunn-Philips MA, Associate Director for Education Email