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Cornell University Cornell Brooks Public Policy

Capstone Course

In your second year, you will work as part of a three- or four-person team with your classmates to complete a year-long capstone project for a health care organization. You will provide expertise to a real client looking for a solution to a real problem. In the process, you will find yourself synthesizing the competencies you have acquired in the classroom and internships during your time at Sloan. The product of the course will be an oral presentation and research paper. Following are examples of recent culminating capstone projects:

  • Helping a hospital’s pediatric practice grow patient volume
  • Redesigning physician schedules at a GI clinic to improve patient access and throughput
  • Examining the feasibility of a hospice house
  • Exploring how to allow physician practices to accept cash payments from patients without violating payer contracts