The healthcare sector offers a variety of professional opportunities that include pediatric, geriatrics, public policy and many other areas in which I hope to make a impact towards. I have always been intrigued by medicine and continue to gain more interest in public health. In the future, I desire to combine both medicine and public health by participating in an MD and MPH program. My experiences and education provide me with constant motivation in achieving my goals.
As a Student in University of Houston Clearlake in Masters in Health Administration and a future Healthcare administration Executive, I will prosper and establish myself as a great example in the Healthcare administration field with the necessity of obtaining knowledge and experience. I will improve the healthcare industry with my skills obtained from this very school and my experiences in the field.
The invaluable skills that I have gained and learned through my after school clubs, Future Business Leaders of America, (FBLA) and National Honor Society( NHS), has stirred up a desire in me to help my community and to make a difference in the lives of people, by majoring in the Public Health field. Through Public Health, I will help those in my community at large to live healthy lives; mentally, socially, physically and culturally. Healthcare is an essential need in life and is a great field that would allow me to make a difference.
Since the inauguration of my health care career at Keck Medicine of USC, I knew there would be no other academic institution that could better prepare me to excel at becoming a leader amongst the health care community. I have inquired with multiple USC hospital employees about the EMHA program, and all have spoken with high regards that USC offers an excellent healthcare administration master’s degree. I hope to be challenged intellectually while developing leadership skills necessary to mature into a successful leader. My work experience has prepared me to undertake the challenges that would be associated with remaining a full time employee at USC while pursuing an Executive Master of Health Administration.
I can recollect many childhood incidents, when my parents have advised me that it will take factors such as, knowledge and perseverance to fulfill this dream of becoming a Healthcare Administrator. Being driven by this, I decided to continue my education at New England College, where I have graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 3.92 Cumulative Grade Point average in Business Administration. I developed strong leadership and managerial skills through being a member of The National Society of Leadership and Success. Being a member of this honors society has taught me skills such as strategic thinking and teamwork. These skills and technology will be used to determine managerial effectiveness.
This report is a compilation of our conversation with Karen Gordon - Sosby, associate director at the Texas State University Student Health Center made for an interview report. Ms. Karan has been working at Texas state health center for 23 years. She started her career with a public health degree in health education and a business degree in accounting and later moved to administration. Interestingly she has been working at a single place from the start of her health administration career; she made a remark on the disadvantage the younger generations most often face by being too quick in leaving an organization. She said that organizations would like to hire those who are interested in staying with them for long, also she shared her own situation of how there are less chances that someone could fill her position with the same kind of experience and knowledge of needs of the university.
I’m intrigued and eager to learn all I can about health administration. I plan to earn a Master’s degree in Health Administration, which I will use to further my career with DaVita dialysis as a Group Facility
I decided to do my practicum at the ASANTE Ashland Community Hospital. My site supervisor is Dawn Dille, who is the volunteering coordinator there. I chose ASANTE Ashland Community Hospital as part of my practicum experience because I am interested in becoming a nurse one day. I like what ASANTE stands for and how community orientated they are. I also had previous volunteering experience there. The location is easy for me to commute back and forth between school and work.
The experience discussed in the Prior Learning Assessment demonstrates progressive growth in the health services management field. This learner has gained knowledge in management practices, healthcare regulations, and general leadership practices. The Health Care Administration program (HCAP) has further prepared this learner for an entry level clinic manager position. However, the overall goal is to continue learning and taking advantage of on-the-job learning opportunities that allows for further growth in this career field.
My vision for this practicum project stemmed from recent reports of soaring readmission rates for Vanguard Hospital core measure patients; which include patients with a diagnosis of a myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, and pneumonia. Preventing unnecessary readmissions for core measure patients was the topic of discussion at the monthly staff meeting that I attended. The Director of Nursing and Quality Improvement Coordinator led the discussion; which included, informing the staff of recent Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement cuts related to the increase in readmissions for these particular patients. In addition, statistical information was displayed using SHP data and the Midas Report, revealing how Vanguard Hospital and Home
Ultimately, USC’s broad curriculum in the MHA program combined with their focus of giving their students real-life exposure to health care organizations; will help me be better prepared to take on the public policy issues facing our health care sector today. The breadth of knowledge that I can gain from the MHA program will also help me become a health administrator that is able to balance the demands of the medical establishment (e.g., community clinic, hospital) and the needs of the population it caters to. From my education focusing on the relationships between people and institutions, work experience with special populations, and volunteerism, I have come to the realization that the issues facing our health sector don’t just fall upon physicians,
In the United States we have been blessed with many opportunities for careers, ranging from doctor, to musician, to entrepreneur, etc. When we were younger we all wanted to be astronauts, rock stars, princesses, or cowboys, but now is the time in our lives as seniors when we choose a serious career. And where we are in life, the possibilities are endless. I however, have chosen something I feel will benefit myself as a person, and hopefully those around me. Healthcare administration is a booming field, and something that is although new, becoming more and more prevalent. This is a field connecting to leadership, management, and administration skills to the public’s health systems, hospitals, and more. I have always been told that I am a
I am interested in pursuing an administrative career within a major health system. The UNC Fellowship Program will provide opportunities for me to : (1) gain operational and financial exposure to health care delivery within a nationally competitive health system; (2) acquire a diverse leadership perspective through shadowing and mentorship with Senior Leaders; (3) support UNC operational initiatives by leading at least one significant project that improves patient quality of care within a service line(s). In addition, I hope to learn more about how research interacts with clinical care and gain further insight and to see how the overarching strategy of UNC Health Care interacts with the School of Medicine and medical staff organization. My goal at the end of the Fellowship is to smoothly make the transition to a young leader in health care administration armed with the knowledge and foundation in health care management that I have acquired during the
To successfully run healthcare organizations, healthcare administrators must possess various complementary abilities. While interning at the administration office at the St. Vincent Jennings Hospital, I have learned a variety of skills that will be essential to my future career. The three domains of skills include communication, professionalism, and knowledge of a healthcare environment.
As the profession of pharmacy continues to grow and change it is vital that increase our responsibilities and have a greater outreach. With the increased use of technology in the field of pharmacy, it is extremely important that we find new ways to broaden our role and impact our patients in a positive way. One way in which this is being achieved is by the increasing number of graduates each year who are placed into a residency program. Every year this number continues to rise and it allows for interprofessional communications, greater interaction with patients, and an expanding profession. Another way in which we can increase our outreach is by promoting and advancing specialty areas of pharmacy, such as transplant pharmacists. A major