Integrated Health Studies Institute

The Integrated Health Studies Institute has been created to produce graduates who are well positioned to take on leadership roles addressing the many challenges facing health care in the immediate and distant future.


Experiential learning is the foundational principle of programmatic development and has been incorporated into all components of the student experience from their first year through graduation.

Key components include first-year student development of a four-year plan while working closely with a faculty advisor, seminars in which students actively engage in analysis of complex issues of health, student interaction with health experts through Institute-sponsored symposia, and completion of a required internship experience that enables students to connect the experience to broader health themes.

While the Institute provides critical resources for all students interested in health, students who are admitted are expected to engage more intensive and explicitly with the breadth of issues faced by professionals in health care delivery, administration, policy and communication.