Undergraduate Training

Undergraduate Training

Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program

Director: Joanne Levy

To prepare top candidates to pursue careers in health services research, LDI and the Health Care Management Department of the Wharton School co-sponsor a summer program for rising undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors for underrepresented minority groups, or anyone interested in exploring the field of health services research. Each scholar spends the summer working with an LDI Senior Fellow mentor on a health services research project of the student's choosing. This program is supported by the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP), the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI), the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB), Wharton’s Deputy Dean’s office, the Provost’s Diversity Fund, the Public Policy Initiative (PPI), Office of Inclusion and Diversity, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, CHIBE, MSHP Program and the mentors’ research grants.

Undergraduate Health Care Management and Policy Concentration

Advisor: June Kinney

The Health Care Management Department offers this concentration to Wharton undergraduates who wish to learn about health care markets and factors that significantly influence decision-making both at the policy level and at the level of the firm or organization.

Roy & Diana Vagelos Program in Life Sciences and Management

Co-Directors: Lawton Burns and Philip Rea

LSM is an undergraduate dual-degree program that offers undergraduates the opportunity to pursue an interdisciplinary curriculum combining bioscience and business, leading to the completion of two degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in a life science major, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Economics.