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Health Care Initiative

Healthcare Initiative - Programs


Darden supports health care programs and partners with organizations in the healthcare industry to provide students with experiential learning opportunities.

  • Dual Degree Programs

    The University of Virginia is home to one of the top medical schools and health care systems in the country. As an integrated part of this larger ecosystem, Darden supports two healthcare-centric dual-degree programs:

    • MBA / MD
    • MBA / MPH

    For more information visit Darden’s Dual Degrees.

  • Extracurricular Opportunities

    Health Care Club

    The Darden Health Care Club (HCC) was established in the Fall of 2015 with a mission of bringing together all members of the Darden community who are passionate about healthcare. The HCC believes in creating space where current and future leaders can discuss critical issues, collaborate to solve pressing problems, and find career opportunities that enable them to drive positive change in the world’s healthcare system.

    The HCC’s supports Darden students in 3 key ways:
    1.    Career Support
    2.    Educational Programming
    3.    Relationship Building

    For more information, visit the Health Care Club or email the club leadership.

    Community Consultants of Darden (CCoD)

    CCoD is an incorporate not-for-profit organization founded in 1956. CCoD provides marketing, operational, and strategic evaluation and planning services to visionary non-profit organizations and small businesses in the Charlottesville community. Each year, 1-2 CCoD projects are typically embedded in the healthcare industry and provide students with hands-on experience consulting in the healthcare space.

    Past health care clients include the UVA Physicians Group, the Well Room, Ampel Bio Solutions, Pears Health, and K2 Dental.

    CAV Angels

    CAV Angels is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational, networking, and investment club composed of alumni, faculty, parents, students, and friends of the University of Virginia. While not a health care-specific organization, health care companies comprise a notable portion of CAV Angels existing portfolio. Students have full access to the educational resources of CAV Angels and gain valuable experience assisting with due diligence on potential investments.

    Examples of health care portfolio companies: BrightSpec, VeraMorph, Liquet, Karios, Carevature Medical, and TearSolutions.

  • The University Health Care Ecosystem

    Darden is immersed in a rich healthcare environment, primed to support best-in-class healthcare education to MBA students. Darden students have access to vast the vast resources of the larger UVA community.

    Relevant UVA Graduate Programs

    - UVA Health System
    - Institute for Business in Society
    - Institute for Biotechnology
    - The Miller Center
    - UVA Compassionate Care Initiative