February 4, 2020

Career and Professional Development

This page was last updated Dec. 20, 2022

The Career and Professional Development Committee’s mission is to increase awareness of non-clinical careers in healthcare and connect students to alumni/professionals in these fields.


2022-2023 Projects

  • Annual Health Policy Case Competition: The committee is central in planning a health policy case competition in partnership with the Duke-Margolis Center and DCC. We hope to garner the participation of teams from other schools in the Triangle and across the country.
  • Health Policy Passport: We created a mentorship program between graduate students in health policy fields and undergraduates. We worked with Duke-Margolis and other networks to find mentors, reaching out to undergraduates to determine interest in the program, matching mentors to students based on interest, and determining deliverables from the program. Read more about the program on our designated passport page.

Potential & Past Projects

  • Career Guidebook: A collaborative effort to highlight educational and career pathways in health policy, available here.
  • Health Policy Certification Program: Modeled after the Investment Training Program of Duke Investment Club, this program will consist of 10 weeks of lectures/activities, each followed by an assessment of student skills/knowledge. Those who complete the program will earn the SCOHP Health Policy Certificate, showing that the student has been exposed to the different fields and interest areas in health policy.

Contact the Chairs

Sai Rachakonda: saiharshith.rachakonda@duke.edu
Velda Wang: velda.wang@duke.edu