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Executive MHA, Master’s Health Administration, Physician Applicant, Logistics of Medical Attention

Updated: Jan 19


Like other physicians, I chose medicine as my career to keep people healthy and cure the ills of those who fall sick, thereby improving the health of the population I serve. Throughout my career in medicine so far, however, I have increasingly come to long for playing a role in enhancing health care in general, something more than simply working with one patient at a time.


I am alarmed at the nature, complexity, and rapid growth of challenges facing the medical establishment. In my reading, I often focus on aging, obesity, and the abuse of opioids, three of our most significant challenges. I find especially disturbing the evidence suggesting that concerning opioid addiction, there is the apparent complicity of medical and pharmaceutical professionals in perpetuating this suffering for the purpose of economic profit. Generally speaking, I am concerned that these and other serious public health challenges will grow to such proportions that the poor, the old, and the chronically ill, in particular, suffer much more than their share due to increasing demand for diminishing resources. I want to search for sustainable solutions to the long-term challenges we face in health care. Thus, I could not be more fully dedicated to lifelong learning about ineffective management, clinical operations, and the delivery of health care services.


Through an academic relationship with the University of XXXX, I will be better equipped to deal with the business side of healthcare, to address the more pressing issues of expanding healthcare systems and services. At the same time, I will also learn the state-of-the-art tools and strategies that serve to reduce costs. I will become a more effective leader in my community, working and innovating to design and implement new healthcare models. I am fully dedicated to life-long learning and want to continue growing throughout my career, cultivating an increasingly bold vision as a leader. One beautiful feature of UX’s Executive MHA Program is its unique combination of onsite teaching with online learning. Your program represents the ultimate synergy of on-campus knowledge with direct interaction with leading faculty members, while I can also continue in my current professional position.


I am troubled by the logistics of medicine as it is practiced today. I believe it leaves much to be desired; for example, it is too late to connect with her regular physician for a young mother of two who develops abdominal pain on a Friday evening. Come Monday morning, when she was finally able to get in touch with her PCP, her appendix burst, her life was in grave danger, and she was now in need of emergency surgery. Many factors are involved here: lack of access, information, and inability to communicate with a trusted provider. In this area, I hope to make my professional mark, improving access by improving communication.


I thank you for considering my application.


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