Why Students choose the School of Public Health

Victoria Petty

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Program:

Master of Health Administration

Origins:

Pottsboro, Texas

Undergraduate:

Business Administration

Professional Interests:

Operations management, service line leadership

Involvement:

Vice President of Finance for Association of Future Healthcare Leaders, Treasurer of Healthcare Finance Association, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Medical Group Management Association

 

“I enjoyed discussions with my professors and their willingness to help me when I needed guidance.”

 

Before I began my undergraduate degree, I knew my goal was to be in health care in some way. During an undergraduate internship at a hospital, I met an Aggie administrator who had nothing but praises for the Texas A&M School of Public Health. When I was accepted to the Master of Health Administration program, I was thrilled.

The school provided me with wonderful professional development opportunities through various student organizations, from serving as vice president of finance in the Association of Future Healthcare Leaders, to serving as treasurer of the Healthcare Finance Association. One of my favorite experiences was participating in the Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago, which I would not have been able to attend without the scholarship support from the school. 

I feel I received an excellent education, which prepared me well for a career in health care management.

Victoria currently serves as a Daniel K. Lewis Administrative Fellow at The MetroHealth System in Cleveland.