Wharton Stories: Health Care

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6 Things to Know About Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All Proposal

“I haven’t been in school in 30 years. I knew this would take a lot of work, but I also knew that it would be good preparation for going back to school. It’s like running a marathon and test preparation is part of the training,” said Dr. Gordon Tang, WG’21.

How This Neurosurgeon Prepared for the Executive Assessment

While getting her MBA, Shanel Fields, WG’19, founded MD Ally to ensure critical emergency resources are reserved for patients with true medical emergencies.

This MBA’s Telehealth Startup Saves Lives One Call at a Time

Joan Lau, WG’08, wasn’t planning to become an entrepreneur — but the knowledge, network, and confidence she gained from Wharton’s EMBA Program helped her pivot into new ventures.

How Wharton Helped This Alumna Transition from Scientist to CEO

“I heard about the network during Orientation, and I thought it was probably all talk. But then I saw it in action, and it was impressive,” said Denise Carter, WG’19, co-founder of Quoin Pharmaceuticals.

How Wharton’s Network is Helping this Alumna Grow Her Pharmaceutical Business

Misha Nasrollahzadeh, WG’20, recalls how a Global Modular Course in Ethiopia with her healthcare management class helped broaden her perspective on healthcare and innovation.

Lessons This Healthcare Management Student Took Away from a Trip to Ethiopia

Wharton Impact Venture Associates (WIVA) gives students real-world experience in impact investing. The WIVA team helped raise $50k for its first deal in less than 24 hours.

Wharton Impact Venture Associates Secures First Deal with Blood-Testing Startup

Greg Wallingford, WG’19, was practicing emergency medicine while studying full-time at Wharton, when MGMT 610 inspired him to create a leadership curriculum for physicians.

How a Wharton Class Inspired This ER Doctor to Equip Physicians with Leadership Skills

Dr. Jared Tadje, WG’20, shares time management strategies that are helping him explore new opportunities in healthcare and gain different perspectives.

How this Orthopedic Surgeon and Father of Seven Balances School, Work, and Family

Dr. John Wong, WG’20, came to Wharton to gain business knowledge, explore new opportunities, and learn about entrepreneurship.

Five Ways that Wharton’s EMBA Program is Adding Value for this Neurosurgeon