“One of the reasons I hope to be a part of the PPRS program is that I believe that a concentration in health policy would be the perfect academic mechanism by which to unite my interests in economics, healthcare, and policy into one fluid narrative. For example, I could take classes like HCMG202 (Economics and Financing of Health Care Delivery) through the program, which would allow me to translate theoretical economic tools and insights from my major to the design of practical, real-life policy solutions. Thus, this certificate program would allow me to gain a truly interdisciplinary education that will prepare me for a career in health policy.”
Why I’m interested in policy?
“Determining how to make healthcare more affordable and available requires coordination across a diverse range of fields, such as humanities, business, and policymaking, and I know that I still have much to learn about healthcare reform in action. I strongly believe that if I am truly to understand public policy, experience with policy is just as important, if not more crucial, than textbook learning. Through PPRS, I will have the ability to network with and learn from experts in the field, engage and collaborate with a community of like-minded peers, and pursue and obtain research and internship opportunities. I will not only be able to engage with my policy interests but will have the opportunity to develop analytical, critical thinking, and leadership skills. Through these avenues, I will gain the ability to integrate diverse points of view to solve problems and will be equipped with the tools to effect meaningful change.”