BIOL 6504: Health Care in America

Student Leaders: 
Ella Damiano, MD15; Terra Shaetzel-Hill, MD15; Peter Kaminski, MD15; Edgar Woznica, MD15
Faculty Adviser: 
E. Adashi, MD; A. Frazzano, MD; M. Lee, MD, MS

This course aims to provide students with a broad understanding of the U.S. healthcare system, structured around issues of access to care.  Topics include economics of healthcare and private health insurance; Medicare and Medicaid; pharmaceutical industry; hospitals and how they work; and health care advocacy.  A case presentation by students is required.