Doctors Launch Medical Consultancy (The Financial Times)

A new medical consultancy grew out of the skills and knowledge the creators gained while students in the Master in Health Care Delivery Science (MHCDS) program, run jointly by the Tuck School of Business and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, reports The Financial Times.

Jeffrey Alderman, MHCDS ’13, principal of the consultancy, was already a palliative care physician when he entered the program. He became one of the first 45 participants to graduate from the program, and indeed one of the first people in the history of education to receive a degree in health care delivery science.

He had originally applied to the program hoping it would help him provide better value for his customers, the Times reports.“A number of us realised we were working in a health care system that wasn’t addressing the health needs of our patients and it wasn’t working for doctors.” Once he entered the program, he says, “I was working with people who were just so bright. I felt a little intimidated. We talked late into the night about how to change the health care world.”

The Times writes that Alderman and his peers “were so enthused by the skills and knowledge they learnt on their programme, and the interaction between the participants, that they have gone on to establish an independent consultancy practice, in which Dr. Alderman is lead principal.”

“I didn’t expect to lead others,” Alderman tells the Times. “These were skills I didn’t know I had until I went to Dartmouth.”

Read the full story, published 8/26/14 by The Financial Times.