Wharton Health Care Club: Programs

The conference supports multiple health care focused student organizations. These provide MBA and graduate students with opportunities to build professional skills, network with fellow students and potential employers, and create impact in external organizations ranging from start-ups to hospitals, Fortune 500 companies, and health organizations in developing countries.

Wharton Health Care Management Department
Wharton Health Care Management Department

The Health Care Management Department is the Wharton School’s base for scholarship, education, and innovative thinking related to the business, management and policy of health care services, health care technology, and health care financing. The department sponsors three educational programs: the PhD in Health Care Management and Economics, the MBA Program in Health Care Management, and the BS in Economics with a Concentration in Health Care Management and Policy.

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Administration

Geoffrey M. Garrett, Ph.D.
Dean, The Wharton School

Howard Kaufold, Ph.D.
Vice Dean and Director, The Wharton Graduate Division

Scott E. Harrington, Ph.D.
Chair, Health Care Management Department, The Wharton School
Director, MBA Program in Health Care Management

June M. Kinney, M.A.
Associate Director, MBA Program in Health Care Management

Christine Aleszczyk
Administrative Coordinator, MBA Program in Health Care Management

Janice Singleton
Administrative Coordinator, MBA Program in Health Care Management

Wharton Health Care Club
Wharton Health Care Club

The Health Care Club organizes professional and social activities for all Wharton graduate students who are interested in exploring opportunities in the health care industry. Members share their knowledge and perspectives in addition to interacting with current industry leaders to develop an understanding of the issues facing hospital, physician, managed care, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device organizations.

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Wharton Digital Health Club
Wharton Digital Health Club

The Digital Health Club is dedicated to providing Wharton Students with:

  • Education about the field of digital health
  • Experience through club sponsored activities
  • Networking/Career opportunities

The Wharton Digital Health Club also strives to create an alliance of Penn schools focused on creating and maintaining a health IT start-up community within Philadelphia. The WDHC organized career treks to digital health companies and sponsors numerous events including analytics consulting projects and speaker events.

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Wharton Global Health Volunteers
Wharton Global Health Volunteers

Wharton Global Health Volunteers (WGHV) enables Wharton MBA students interested in health care to participate in global health projects in developing countries around the world. WGHV trips are student-organized and student-led.

Students work in teams of 3-6 with small non-profit organizations on the ground to tackle some of their most critical issues such as operations and financing. Projects typically take place for 10-14 days during winter, spring and summer breaks. Recent projects have included: developing a business education and health care entrepreneurship workshop for medical and pharmacy students in Tanzania, creating a marketing strategy to promote rehabilitative services in India, and developing strategies for creating operational efficiencies and increasing funding for a hospital in St. Lucia.

Some of WGHV’s long-term partners include Aravind Eye Hospitals in India, the Association of Private Health Facilities in Tanzania, and St. Jude Hospital in St. Lucia. WGHV continues to reach out to partner organizations such as Médecins Sans Frontières to further broaden its footprint.

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Wharton Health Care Management Alumni Association
Wharton Health Care Management Alumni Association

Since its inception in 1971, the Wharton Health Care Management program has produced nearly 1,300 graduates who now represent all of the major sectors within the health care industry. The Wharton Health Care Management Alumni Association was founded to enable alumni of the program to continue to participate in a variety of professional development, networking and community service activities across the country — and around the world.

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Penn Biotech Group
Penn Biotech Group

PBG is a cross-disciplinary, graduate student run organization at the University of Pennsylvania focusing on addressing the challenges and obstacles facing the life sciences industry. The club draws members and expertise from graduate programs at Penn, including the Wharton School, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Law School and the School of Medicine, as well as the larger life sciences community of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Our multidisciplinary teams have worked successfully for both Fortune 500 and start-up companies, consulting on real life projects from Strategy to marketing, from Operations to IP.

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Gold Sponsors

Anthem Cigna ELAP Services Regeneron

Silver Sponsor

Bristol-Myers Squibb Pfizer

Bronze Sponsors

AmerisourceBergen Amgen Genentech GlaxoSmithKline Huron Consulting Group Kindred Healthcare Medtronic Strategy&

Contact us at info@whcbc.org with inquiries and for information on sponsorship opportunities.