The health care delivery concentration provides a variety of perspectives for examining the ways society cares for those needing medical aid.
Why study health care delivery at Roanoke?
- In the hub. The Roanoke Valley is a medical hub for southwestern Virginia; Roanoke's rapidly growing medical community, including a new medical school and two major hospital systems, creates tremendous learning opportunities for students.
- Ahead of the curve. In 2015, the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) will include a new social science section. While other schools are adjusting their requirements to accommodate this change, Roanoke's program has long prepared our pre-med students with a solid social science education.
- Crossing borders. Departments across campus contribute to health care delivery, and some coursework in the concentration can also be used to satisfy major requirements. The program creates a truly multidisciplinary approach to prepare students for many different career paths.
- Hands on. The internship experience prepares students for the realities of what they'll meet in the medical field. Students have recently completed internships at clinics, social services agencies, physician offices, hospitals and medical research labs.
- Careers. An undergraduate degree with a concentration in health care delivery prepares students to pursue careers in a variety of settings, such as hospitals and other clinical settings, counseling centers, voluntary health agencies, family planning clinics, nursing homes or health insurance companies.
- Graduate schools for health care professionals. Students are also ready to enter a graduate school to pursue advanced careers in medicine, pharmacy, nursing, dentistry, veterinary, public health, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, counseling and medical social work.