Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Movin' On Up (the Health Economics Waitlist)

waitlist.gif Last time I checked, I was #6 out of 9 on the waitlist for ECO 330T: Health Economics. Today I'm #2 out of 5. With a couple more add/drop days left before the semester starts, I think I have a pretty good shot at getting in. That would be awesome for a couple of reasons.

First, I can't imagine a better time to be studying health economics. The national debate—if it can be called that—will be heating back up when Congress gets back from its "Summer District Work Period", which coincides nicely with the start of the semester. If the course content is what I hope it is, it will provide ample opportunity for timely discussions.

Second, taking only one course per semester is the slowest, most expensive path. Taking one three-hour course costs me $1,874 per semester. If I take two courses, my bill goes up to $2,769, an increase of only $895—less than 50% the cost of another one-class semester. And obviously, taking twice as many courses per semester gets me to the finish line in half the time, while still allowing me enough time to get my "work" work done.

So I waited with bated breath. Stay tuned for the exciting conclusion...

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