Why Students choose the School of Public Health

Chase Whittet

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Program:

Master of Health Administration  

Origins:

Granbury, Texas

Undergraduate:

Communication

Professional Interests:

Behavioral health, health communication

Involvement: 

Texas A&M Student Health Services, Association of Future Health Care Leaders, American College of Healthcare Executives, Big Event, Healthcare Finance Association, Medical Group Management Association

 

“I received several scholarships from professional health administration organizations while attending the Texas A&M School of Public Health. These scholarships combined with the resources available to students at the school’s career services office have prepared me to make a positive impact in the healthcare industry.”

 

The Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree program at the school has been a fantastic experience because of the resources available to students and the caring attitude of the faculty. One of my favorite resources to utilize at the school is career services. The staff in this office are so supportive and always there to help with interviews, applying for jobs, building your resume, or providing career advice.

During my time at the school, I received three scholarships: the Foster G. McGraw Graduate Student award from the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Medical Group Management Association Scholarship, and a scholarship from the South East Texas Chapter of the  American College of Healthcare Executives.  These scholarships were all made possible by the curriculum I learned in my classes and the support from faculty outside the classroom. These organizations not only assisted in funding my education for graduate school, but have also connected me with prominent professionals in the healthcare administration industry.

After graduation, I plan to pursue an administrative fellowship with an academic medical center to gain experience and foster more relationships in the health administration field. The Aggie Network and the unrelenting spirit of service that the faculty embody are attributes that set the School of Public Health apart from others.