The Kenan-Flagler Healthcare Club is a student-run organization. Our mission is to give MBA students pursuing a variety of functional roles the education, networking opportunities and job-finding skills they need to succeed in the healthcare industry.
Letter from the Board
We are delighted to welcome the class of 2020 to Kenan-Flagler. Our Board has been working diligently to prepare new programming and events for the 2018-2019 school year that will support our five strategic priorities:
- Collaborate: Develop collaborative relationships with students from UNC’s other health science schools, including the Gillings School of Public Health, Eshelman School of Pharmacy, School of Medicine, School of Nursing and the School of Dentistry.
Prepare: Prepare students with the foundational skills and resources required for success in any sector of the healthcare industry.
Promote: In coordination with key stakeholders, promote Kenan-Flagler as the best business school for future healthcare leaders.
Build: Build a sense of community between club members.
Thank you for your interest in healthcare at Kenan-Flagler. We look forward to seeing you at club events!
The 2018-2019 Healthcare Club Board
Learning and Development
In collaboration with Kenan-Flagler’s Career and Leadership Office, the Club has developed 14 Career Labs that will be offered at lunchtime every Monday in Mods I and II. The objective of the labs is to help 1Ys learn about healthcare and prepare them to get jobs in the industry.
Labs will include presentations from club members, faculty and corporate partners covering a range of topics including tips on getting a job in healthcare, industry overviews, cases and insights into the future of healthcare. Benefits of the Career Labs include networking with employers and 2Ys, exciting discussions and free lunches (sometimes). The Club is excited to make this next year our inaugural learning lab year! A preliminary schedule will be announced at the beginning of the year.
Career Treks & Shadow Days
Each year, the Healthcare Club provides students with the opportunity to connect with and learn about multiple companies in a specific geographic region. Recently, students have connected with employers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Research Triangle Park and Boston.
Shadow days enable students to make connections with a potential employer and spend a day with a company learning about the daily operations, goals and company culture. Students have received internships and full-time offers at many companies that host treks and shadow days including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson and Cigna.
2018 UNC Business of Health Conference: Collaborating to Rethink Healthcare
UNC Kenan-Flagler’s annual healthcare conference brings together students, executives from the private sector, academic researchers and public policy leaders to discuss the most pressing problems in healthcare today.
This year’s themes include Paying the Healthcare Bill, Healthcare Innovation, and Transforming Delivery. The conference has historically attracted 350-400 people, and we look forward to an incredible event on November 9, 2018.
Healthcare Case Competition
The 2018 UNC Healthcare Case Competition is an interdisciplinary event designed to integrate students’ learning, development and career opportunities. Through the case competition, graduate students passionate about healthcare will collaborate to develop an innovative solution to a relevant healthcare challenge. The 2018 UNC Health Care Case Competition will feature 2 rounds:
October 27th: UNC internal round with graduate students from across multiple health science schools
November 10th: National round, hosted by Kenan-Flagler, where students from top universities across the country will visit Chapel Hill to participate in the competition. Students will also get the opportunity to attend the Healthcare Conference the day prior on November 9th.
Each team of students must represent at least two separate disciplines. The competition will be judged by industry experts from top health care firms. More details will be posted on this website in the coming months.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Exchange
The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Exchange exposes students to innovative healthcare technologies and solutions through mini presentations, small group discussions and a networking event. This past year’s event attracted 100+ attendees, and we look forward to hosting the next one in the spring of 2019.