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Last approved: Mon, 16 May 2016 08:52:16 GMT

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School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Interdisciplinary (IDIS)
Health Policy Track Elective
Health Policy Track Elective
Spring 2016
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Special Topics
Discussion Group
Field Work (Internship)
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Health Policy Track students
Steven Davis
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1. Research electives are available with selected members of Department of Health Policy Faculty and poli­cy placements are available at institutions in the Washington area.
2. Students may have the opportunity to enroll in public health courses through the School of Public Health and Health Services. These would be longitudinal experiences lasting either 7 or 14 weeks during the Fall and/or Spring.
3. Individual electives arranged by students with health policy mentors of their selection may be available.
• To gain an understanding of the dynamics of health policy issues and health policy-making in the United States
• To become knowledgeable about the forces (people, agencies, organizations, and movements) that affect health policy
• To understand the context of current health policies and controversies including the historical background of today’s health policy issues
• To take advantage of the extraordinary wealth of health policy learning opportunities that exist in the Washington, DC area
• To develop analytic capabilities and a knowledge base that will serve as preparation to address the important health policy challenges of the future
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