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STUDENT PROFILE Jeme Ertl

A new perspective

Experienced regulator Jeme Ertl finds fresh ideas through Loyola’s MJ in Health Law program

As director of regulatory affairs for Hillrom, a major medical device company, Jeme Ertl oversees a team that provides support and research for product development teams. The work ultimately allows for the marketing of medical devices in different countries. Wanting to learn more about regulations that affect the health care environment, Ertl enrolled in the MJ in Health Law program at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

How would you describe the MJ in Health Law to those looking for the right health law program?

The program is a comprehensive overview of principles and laws that are applicable to the health care environment. The variety of classes allows you to customize the program to your career path and interests. Although an online program, we have live class sessions via Zoom, which allows for open discussion on pertinent topics. An advantage to this format is quite apparent at the moment—while many other schools and programs were scrambling for continuity as the COVID-19 pandemic escalated, our program continued with no interruptions in the learning process.

The access to professors and resources is infinitely easier with current technology. Not saying I’m a dinosaur, but my undergraduate days pre-dated email and the internet. The online resources like Lexus are amazing for research purposes.

 

#3

Loyola is ranked #3 in the country in health care law by U.S. News & World Report in 2021 specialty rankings

30+

There are more than 30 online health law courses available to MJ students

2

It takes just 2 years to complete the program as a part-time student

Through the program, I’ve gained a broader view of the entire health care environment and the many, many intersecting rules and regulations that must be considered in providing a complete health care system.

How is the program preparing you for the next step in your career?

After the first semester of legal writing, my writing of documents, explanatory memos, and strategy papers improved and have become more concise. It’s been a long time since college English classes!

Do you think Loyola has changed you—be it in perspective, attitude, or ambition?

Yes, I already have a different outlook on the health care environment. I had been more focused on the regulator’s point of view, what specific device expectations are, and how the device can best be positioned for sale. Through the program, I’ve gained a broader view of the entire health care environment and the many, many intersecting rules and regulations that must be considered in providing a complete health care system.


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Institute educates health law leaders and policymakers through a curriculum grounded in transactional, regulatory, life science, and public health and policy issues.  The Institute offers the certificate in health law  for JD students, a MJ in Health Law, and a LLM in Health Law. Learn More