Health Care UST MBA
Washington, D.C., Experience
During the second year of the program, students journey to Washington, D.C., for three days during their Health Care Policy course, led by Former U.S. Senator Dave Durenberger. While there, students meet with lobbyists and policy makers from both sides of the aisle, gaining an in-depth look at the complexities of the U.S. health care system.
Students gain a big picture understanding of our health system that few outside of Washington get to view. Alumni consistently rate this experience as a highlight of the program and an exceptional bonding opportunity with their cohort.
Senior Health Policy Fellow
U.S. Senator David Durenberger (1978 - 95) was appointed Senior Health Policy Fellow at the University of St. Thomas in 1995. He helped create the National Institute of Health Policy (NIHP), a unique multi-state leadership collaborative for practitioners in the upper Midwest interested in health policy. He has served on national commissions like MedPAC, NCQA, and Kaiser, and writes a bi-weekly commentary. He is also a frequent speaker to state and national audiences and is instrumental in bringing national speakers and authors to the university.
Health Policy Seminar in Washington, D.C.
The Washington, D.C., seminar consistently features an outstanding line-up of policy makers, lobbyists, advisors and journalists. It is an opportunity for our students to become actively engaged in the national health policy process. View photos from some of our past seminars.
Well-trained Leaders Create Opportunities
"Health care needs well-trained leaders to make sense of policy changes and develop truly effective management responses. There will be renewed opportunity for organizations that focus on continuous quality improvement, process efficiencies, and improved coordination and collaboration to significantly outperform their competitors."
Senator David Durenberger, St. Thomas Senior Health Policy Fellow and Chairman, National Institute of Health Policy