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VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota will offer a new program that allows students to study health service administration in Cuba while also learning about the people, art and culture of America’s island neighbor.
The faculty-led program Health Service Administration Abroad studied in Germany and surrounding areas in May 2015. Students were invited guests to Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Research and Production, Novartis Pharmaceuticals World headquarters and a rehabilitation and thermal bath clinic. Students had private lectures, visited a concentration camp and surveyed over 200 German citizens regarding their health care.
Health Services Administration (HSAD) has an active advisory board that provides input in the development of curriculum/programs to meet the needs of healthcare providers who employ recent HSAD graduates. In addition to providing advice on course content, the advisory board provides faculty with input on changes they are seeing or anticipating in the healthcare industry.