Healthcare Delivery Science, Management and Policy Distinction

Co-Director, Alan Reed, MD, MBA
Co-Director, Hugh Hansen, MS

Purpose

The Healthcare Delivery Science, Management and Policy Distinction Track will expose medical students to the innovations and integrations of healthcare delivery outside of direct medical care. Partnering with faculty from the Tippie College of Business and the College of Public Health, this track will enrich the Carver College of Medicine’s core curriculum by offering students a program geared toward producing physician leaders of tomorrow.

Requirements

Successful completion of the Healthcare Delivery Science, Management and Policy Distinction Track includes:

Block 2016 2017 2018
Jan/Feb Negotiations Marketing Strategy
Mar/Apr Financial Accounting Population Health 'The Big Problem'
Aug/Sept Human Resources Legal Issues Policy
Oct/Nov E-Health Data & Decisions Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Completing educational blocks over 3.5 years of medical school
    • Blocks consist of pre-session independent study, a didactic session, and post-session activities
    • Didactic sessions last approximately four hours and require in-person attendance
    • All requirements must be met to receive credit for a block
    • Four blocks are offered every year – two in fall; two in spring
    • Students must complete a minimum of 9/14 blocks, but are strongly encouraged to complete 14/14
  • Completing the Leadership for Future Healthcare Professionals elective rotation (MED:8405)
    • 2 week elective rotation – Administered by Jeff Pettit, PhD (Office of Consultation and Research in Medical Education)
  • Engaging in a Capstone Project – physician mentor directed
    • Project centered around one or more of the education session topics
    • Approval of project by Healthcare Delivery Science, Management and Policy Board
    • Summary of project submitted to Healthcare Delivery Science, Management and Policy Board
    • Oral presentation to the Healthcare Delivery Science, Management and Policy Board OR journal publication on project

Application Process

The application will be offered the fall semester of your M1 year. Accepted students will enter the track the following January. Due to the nature of the distinction track curriculum, students not on an extended schedule must apply and gain acceptance no later than spring semester of their first year.

Program Benefits

  • Learn basic skills that are used frequently in healthcare leadership positions
  • Network with physician leaders both at the UIHC and beyond
  • Earn certificate of completion awarded from the Tippie College of Business
  • Healthcare Delivery Science, Management and Policy Distinction Track completion will be noted on transcript and in the MSPE
  • A record of completion of the program will be submitted for inclusion in the award section of the graduation program
  • Identify early interest future potential degree opportunities: MBA, Masters in Health Care Delivery

Faculty Project Submission

Faculty interested in collaborating with students may submit their project online at: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1AgvVzR25mLO3Pv. The listing of projects will be made available to all students enrolled in the distinction track.

If you have any questions please contact:

Alan Reed, MD MBA
Co-Director
(319) 356-0537
alan-reed@uiowa.edu

Hugh Hansen, MS
Co-Director
(319) 335-7691
hugh-hansen@uiowa.edu