Posts categorized "Healthcare"
The Yale Healthcare Ecosystem is comprised of students from Yale’s Graduate and Professional Schools of Management, Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, and Law, who come together to engage in cross-disciplinary discussions that explore healthcare matters.
It was a pleasure to attend Vivek H. Murthy's (YSM 2003; SOM 2003) confirmation hearing today for the post of Surgeon General of the United States. Dr. Murthy has accomplished an awful lot in his very short career and we know that this is but one more opportunity for him to apply his considerable talents to improving the health and well being of the people of our country (and globally).
We have had speakers talk about entrepreneurship and startups before as part of EMBA colloquia. What made this particular group interesting was that the founders of the startup (Dr. Gregory Licholai and Dr. Scott Dessain) and the VC (Scott Fishman), who invested in this start up, were all in one room. This was an interesting mix of speakers as we got to hear from both sides.
We were assigned a case that explores NUMMI, the 25-year joint venture between Toyota and GM designed, among other objectives, to bring lean manufacturing to the U.S. (Being an NPR nerd, I was excited that this case for Competitor was presented as a This American Life episode.) After becoming a model of transformation, the NUMMI plant and the collaborative venture it was home to ultimately failed.
There’s always a lot of debate about the value of an MBA. Last spring, after a lot of discussion with my family, the program administrators, and former students, I made a leap of faith decision and enrolled in the executive program at Yale. For years I had toyed, on and off, with the idea of doing an MBA. At one point a few years ago I applied to a few full time MBA programs, including Yale’s, but I never made the jump.
Over 50 people attended, from the School of Management, School of Public Health, Yale Medical School, Graduate Arts and Sciences, and other graduates and undergraduates, and discussed the panelists’ personal career trajectories and transitions over pizza.
I’m pleased to be writing you as we begin the 2013-2014 academic year. It promises to be an exciting year for our program and a historic year for the school, as we will move into our new campus, the beautiful and technologically advanced Edward P. Evans Hall.