"MIT Sloan is unique in giving us time to focus only on recruiting without also being in our regular classes. Because of the time commitment involved in the process, I am so happy to attend a school that sets aside time for us to make these important decisions."
MIT Sloan offers the Healthcare Certificate to MIT students enrolled in a degree-granting program. The national and global healthcare and health management challenges provide unique opportunities for MIT students and faculty to make an important impact on the world through innovative research and educational activities.
MIT students and faculty who are concerned about healthcare and health management create a vibrant community. Opportunities are growing for MIT students in many career paths within the healthcare ecosystem and related industries. The Healthcare Certificate's curriculum and requirements prepare students for career paths such as the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries, healthcare consulting, management positions within healthcare delivery systems, healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship, and global healthcare delivery.
The Healthcare Certificate will:
1) Provide students with a structured and hands-on educational experience that is sufficiently flexible to promote their needs and desires with respect to the range of related career paths;
2) Create a network of students, faculty and industry partners that will facilitate action-based educational, research and knowledge creation activities, as well as professional employment and hiring opportunities;
3) Leverage the unique MIT culture of integration between management, engineering and the sciences.
Healthcare and health management are one of the strategic initiatives at MIT Sloan. There are many faculty at MIT Sloan who are actively involved in healthcare and health related research and teaching, and collaborate with their colleagues throught the MIT community.
If you would like to pursue the certificate, and are currently enrolled in an MIT degree program, please register by emailing us the attached form.
Healthcare Certificate Committee:
Retsef Levi, Professor, Sloan School of Management
Richard Cohen, Professor, Institute of Medical Engineering and Science
Janet Wilkinson, Senior Lecturer, Sloan School of Management
Contact the committee at email@example.com
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