UMR's innovative degree programs and integrated curriculum provide students with a foundational undergraduate education. Meet Priya and discover how she navigated one of UMR’s many health career Pathway opportunities with an individually planned capstone to prepare herself to be a Network Strategy and Optimization Lead at Babylon Health, a global telemedicine startup that puts accessible and affordable health care into the hands of every person.
Priya Posani ‘16
The Business and Leadership of Health Care
Major: Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, Minor in Management
Hometown: Maple Grove, MN
Why did you choose to come to UMR? I chose UMR because I knew it was the right place to explore my passion for healthcare. From the small class sizes, to the innovative teaching structure, to the proximity to Mayo, I felt that there was an environment that encouraged students to leverage opportunities and collaborate in learning.
What did your Capstone experience at UMR involve? My capstone experience was seeded in both education and real-life experiences within the healthcare industry. In an effort to understand how health plans and health systems play a role in healthcare, I attained a minor in business management and interned at BlueCross BlueShield Minnesota. I took classes on healthcare economics, healthcare administration, and health policy that furthered my fascination of the healthcare value chain. I was able to apply my learning during my time within the Health Services Department at BlueCross Minnesota where I supported the development of a Maternity Management Program for the Medicaid population. It was the first time I had understood the magnitude of efforts that go into developing a community-based program and the unique incentives a health plan has for keeping their community healthy.