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Statements of Excellence for Admission to Graduate School in Health Care Administration
Sample 1st & 2nd Paragraphs for the Masters in Healthcare Administration, Latina Applicant
A 25-year-old Latina, I feel privileged to have the opportunity to attend graduate school in the field that I love, Healthcare Administration. My mother emigrated from Honduras and had a difficult time supporting us children here in California growing up; working at everything that she could find that would help put food on our table. I am the first member of my family to graduate from college; thus, completing your distinguished Master’s Program in Healthcare Administration will be an accomplishment for my entire family.
I have been very active in volunteer work in the community ever since High School when I first became involved in healthcare, working in various assisted living centers for seniors in my area. I also became a Certified Nurse Assistant and was already a working professional with experience when I graduated from high school. I currently volunteer as a speaker for the Fetal Alcohol Abuse and Spectrum Teaching Awareness Campaign (FASTRAC).
The Humanitarian Side of Health Administration
Health administration helps people. But you know you can help more people and make a bigger difference if you worked within a humanitarian organization. That’s understandable. There are some awe-inspiring positions you could find yourself in given enough time and dedication. And a master’s degree, usually. Let’s take a look at some of them now.
Partners in Health (PIH) are currently seeking a Mirebalais Hospital Clinical Program Coordinator to work in Haiti. PIH is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Boston, MA, and their mission is to provide quality health care for the poor and marginalized in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, the Dominican Republic and Navajo Nation.
Abt Associates is seeking an Associate for Public Health for their Maryland Environment and Resources Division which helps federal and state environmental and resource management agencies address complex management, policy and regulatory challenges. This post involves managing and serving as lead consultant for quantitative analyses on issues of environmental and public health risk assessment, and you should have degrees in public health, toxicology, risk assessment or a related discipline – an MA or MS and 7-10 years’ experience or a PhD and 4-6 years’ experience.
Save the Children is currently looking for a project manager to work in Kutkai, Burma, in the Mandalay Region. This project manager will be responsible for the successful management and implementation of the program, which will involve technical support in the field, monitoring, management of the team, as well as other tasks. Frequent travel will be involved in this post, and the ideal candidate will have at least 6 years’ experience in a related field; a Bachelor’s degree and a post-graduate degree related to public health, community development or civil society; three years’ management experience; lots of ambition!
The list goes on. Check out http://unjobs.org/themes/public-health/3 for more jobs like this. But first, you’ll probably want to get yourself some expertise, some advanced knowledge. To help in a strategic, intelligent way. Right?
The University of Oklahoma, USA offers students the opportunity to gain a M.Sc. in Health Administration. This course will give you the knowledge, abilities and skills to enable you to become a senior health service administrator or policy analyst. This course costs 17,820 USD per semester for international students, and includes modules in: Organizational Theory and Behavior; Health Economics; Health Policy and Politics; Operations Research; Health Care Law and Ethics; Marketing of Health Services; Human Resource Management; Financial Management of Health Service Organizations; Forecasting and Budgeting; plus many more!
The University of South Florida runs a Master’s in Public Health Administration online, which focuses on the financing, organization and delivery of public and private health services, as well as the development and implementation of public health policy. It costs 525 USD per module for international students and includes modules on: epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, health policy and management, and social and behavioral health; finances, planning and data sets. Elective modules allow you to develop specialized knowledge in an area you are specifically interested in.
The University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada holds a Master in Health Policy and Management which emphasizes the critical issues of policy formulation and implementation; the development of you analytical skills; you gaining the expertise necessary to lead and manage health systems, programs and agencies in both the health and social services sectors.
If Public Health is more your thing, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in the UK runs a M.Sc. in International Public Health, which costs GBP 17,950 for non-EEA students. This one-year course offers you four pathways, and the option to spend a period of time outside the UK undertaking a client-based or student-initiated dissertation project. It will equip you to provide leadership and technical support in public health in middle and low income countries, covers a wide range of topics in public and global health and will provide you with advanced knowledge of the current policies and practice in international public health, developing policy and how to enhance practice based upon sound, evidence-based principles. You will have all the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to join a senior management team that develops, implements, and evaluates policies and strategies to improve health in communities, countries and globally at the end of the course.
The Southeast University China in Nanjing, China is looking for new students who would like to study on its Master’s in Public Health in Global Health program. This full-time, two-year program is taught in English and prepares health professionals for the practice of global health in developing countries. The program focuses on the issues that surround the public health field in a global context, including infectious and chronic diseases, environmental pollution, climate change and it will provide you with the competence and tools for strategic planning, professional public health networking, emergency management, and the formulation of public health policy on a local and global level. This course costs EUR 1029 per year for international students.
Ethical Obligations and Responsibilities
Administrators in the area of health care need to consider their ethical obligations and responsibilities just as clinicians do. Administrators make decisions and develop policies that have consequences for the well-being of both patients and employees. As an applicant to graduate school, you need to demonstrate a certain grasp of concepts, principles, and values related to professional ethics in health care administration. I will be happy to do research on your behalf before drafting your model statement so that I will be able to make it as effective as possible.
Excellent!! Thank you very much!! I really like it!!
M.A. (Application for M.S. in Project Management, April 2011)