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A year in the life of an MHA student

Meet Rachel Rutledge, a first-year student in the College of Public Health’s Master of Health Administration (MHA) program. She’ll be checking in periodically throughout her first year to share her experiences with you.

Let me tell you a little bit about myself…

I grew up in Canton, OH, and attended Ohio State for my undergraduate and Master of Accounting degrees...


My Experience at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

            When I first arrived at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), I had no idea what to expect. I knew that UPMC was quite a large health system, but it wasn’t until I started working at the organization that I realized just how truly massive it is. With more than 20 hospitals, around 6,000 physicians, and an astounding 60,000+ total employees, UPMC is among the most enormous...


My practicum experience at Huntington National Bank

I’ve come to realize that no matter what stage of life we are in, we all end up jumping a series of hurdles or goals in hopes of reaching the ultimate finish line. Everyone’s hurdles are different, but you could say that my latest was my summer MPH practicum experience. My practicum consisted of a Benefits/Wellness internship position with Huntington National Bank...


Ready. Set. Go!

When I received the call that I had been selected as an Administrative Intern at the University of Colorado Hospital, I couldn’t help myself from jumping and yelping like a child. I couldn’t wait to spend my summer working at a hospital over 1,000 miles away in Denver, Colorado as it was an opportunity to explore health care environments outside of Ohio for the first time!

UCH’s...


How I see the future of healthcare

I believe that as future health administrators we are entering an exciting time in healthcare. The healthcare industry is transforming from volume to value, causing a great deal of ambiguity, uncertainty, and overwhelming questions.

Fortunately, I have the privilege to work for and learn from a progressive health system that is at the forefront of this transformation, Intermountain...


Broaden your scope and seek out opportunities

Hitting the submit button on my internship application for Massachusetts General Hospital was the extent to which I thought that dream would live out. But somehow, months later I found myself hauling a suitcase through the Boston subway towards my temporary home.

Every summer 10-12 interns from all over the country complete the MGH administrative internship program. Each of us are...


My experience at University of Chicago Medical Center

Nick Mills, a 2017 MHA candidate completing his summer residency at University of Chicago Medical Center will be sharing his experiences over the next few months.    

The University of Chicago Medical...


My Experience in Peru

My name is W. Garrett Hunt, MD, FAAP, DTM&H.  I am a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and was recently granted a diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene.  Currently, I am a candidate in the Master of Public Health Program for Experienced Professionals in the 2014 cohort at The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Public Health as well as an Associate Professor in Pediatrics...


Medaase pa, Ghana!

It means thank you very much, Ghana, and it’s something I’ve been thinking ever since I returned home from an extended service-learning trip that took place over spring break. I took part in a program called Ghana Sustainable Change through the City and Regional Planning department at Ohio State. The goal of this program is for students to create projects that address critical needs that have...


Moments in Myanmar

Mushtaq Dualeh graduated from the BSPH program in spring 2015. As a Fulbright Scholar, Dualeh is spending 11 months teaching English to students in Malaysia. Below is a post from the blog she is keeping.
 
Just a few months ago, on November 8th 2015, Myanmar had it's first national vote since the nominally civilian government was introduced in 2011. This...

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