DC Healthcare Academy

 DC Healthcare Academy

The DC Healthcare Academy program builds on your liberal arts education and competency in the 4 P’s of healthcare - pharma, policy, providers, and payers.

Program Overview

The DC Healthcare Academy program builds on your liberal arts education and competency in the 4 P’s of healthcare - pharma, policy, providers, and payers.  Students will expand their healthcare acumen to understand how healthcare policies are formed, explain the barriers to healthcare access, describe the spectrum of the healthcare delivery system, articulate the healthcare payment system, and understand the role of technology and analytics in healthcare.

In addition to the industry awareness component, students will gain skills working in teams, solving business cases, networking with professionals, and leading presentations. This course will give students an understanding of how their Liberal Arts backgrounds have uniquely prepared them for healthcare-oriented careers in these areas. Through active engagement with alumni mentors and hands-on cases, students will develop a deeper recognition of the career opportunities available to professionals in the healthcare disciplines and through intensive career coaching sessions, the students will enhance their ability to communicate their personal story to prospective employers.

Program Timeline

The January 2020 applications will be due in early-November.  More details to come.  Please contact Megan Saunders with any questions. 

Application Process

To be considered for the program you must complete the attendee survey attached via the Handshake event.

Program Fees

The $500 program fee includes all food, lodging, and transportation around the city. Once selected you will be prompted to complete the program fee via Handshake.  Limited financial assistance is available for students who need support paying the $500 program fee. Please email mam6fb@virginia.edu if you need to request assistance.

Daily Schedule

Each day may be slightly different but typically we will arrive at each location by 8am and leave around 5:00pm. This is an immersive opportunity and case work will require group meetings back in the dorms.


Students are required to stay at the National 4-H Conference Center throughout the duration of the program. All reservations are made by the UVA Career Center.

This program exceeded my expectations in that it was fast moving and taught me more in one week than I thought was possible. - January 2019 Attendee

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Express: Newcomb 170 1-5p M-F

Explore: 1515 2nd Floor 1-5p M-F


Drop-In Hours: Wed & Fri, 1-5p Newcomb 170

Counselors: Cathryn Davis; Meg Saunders &...