Tuesday, November 29, 2022

College of Pharmacy students who want to develop business acumen and leadership skills can enroll in the Healthcare Business Leadership Program (HBL). The leadership program teaches students how to understand and make effective business decisions regarding teamwork, finance, conflict management, entrepreneurship, and how to leverage healthcare data to improve outcomes and decision-making. 

Sydney Ross

"The Healthcare Leadership Business Program allows students to understand the non-clinical side of pharmacy, by teaching students how to operate and manage a successful pharmacy that both grows the profession and improves patient care," said Sydney Ross, Class of 2024 and CEO, HBL.

The program requires students to attend six Saturday modules over a 12-month period. Modules topics for 2022 included Effective Negotiations, Finance for Clinicians, Decision Making, High Performance Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Hiring. Upon completion of the program, students receive academic credit (three semester hours).

Graduating its seventh class this fall, the HBL program continues to evolve and expand. A collaboration between the Colleges of Pharmacy and Dentistry was created for 2023, allowing dentistry students to apply for the program. In addition, completion of the program (as well as other pharmacy elective courses) can count towards the College's new Leadership Certificate, which is in collaboration with the Tippie College of Business.

Congratulations to the 46 students who completed the HBL program and participated in a graduation ceremony at the College of Pharmacy in October!

2022 Healthcare Business Leadership Program Graduates

Victoria Adrian George Appleseth Ali Bakarat
Samson Bishop Shelbie Brothers Ellen Carlson
Riley Clark Alyssa Conaway Peyton Cuddeback
Emma Erner Lucia Ernst Allison Folin
Christina Gassman Molly Gavin Zachary Glanz
Nicole Hanna Spencer Heggen Sarah Hou
Charles Iles Brooke Jasper Chan Kim
Kristi Lee Cole Ludolph Anthony Medina
Nathaniel Merten Elijah Miller Mark Nagel
Brittany Nguyen Will O'Brien Ashlyn Paillon
Janki Patel David Rieckenberg Samantha Ritter
Meghan Schick Gracie Schnell Komel Shahid
Ibrahim Shnati Kimberly Slazar Morales Kisara Thompson
McCaffery Townsend Tracy Tran Kim Vo
John Voller Alyssa Weber Emily Weyenberg
Samantha Whitcomb