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Student Spotlight: Isabella Harrison

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This week's Student Spotlight features Isabella Harrison, a member of the Class of 2021! We're so excited to have her in the program and without further ado, here's her interview!

Undergraduate University: Oral Roberts University
Undergrad Major: International Business, minors in Biology and Theology
What made you interested in healthcare administration? I have always loved science and being able to care for people, but after multiple medical missions trips and many talks with doctors, I realized I did not want to be a physician. My junior year of college, I had the opportunity to lead a medical missions trip to the Dominican Republic. I was a business major and led a group of pre-medical and pre-nursing students and discovered I loved being able to coordinate and plan strategies to help us be most effective in providing medical care to the Dominican people. I didn’t fully recognize my interest in this field until this past year when I was living abroad as a baker in Ireland…

Student Spotlight: Garrett Dewbre

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Student Spotlights are back! We're excited to be starting off this semester's round of interviews with Garrett Dewbre, a member of the On Campus HCAD class of 2021. We look forward to learning more about Garrett and his classmates throughout this year!
Undergraduate University: Texas Tech University
Undergrad Major: Biology
What made you interested in healthcare administration?  I first became interested in healthcare administration while working as a phlebotomist in a hospital. I made friends with a few administrators and became very interested in the work they did. Overtime, these mentors helped me realize that a career in healthcare administration would allow me to combine my passion for healthcare and business.
What made you decide to apply to Trinity? Trinity’s HCAD program is nationally ranked, and my mentors spoke very highly of the program. The residency portion of the program was a huge factor for me, and I also like that Trinity has a very supportive alumni network. 
What a…

Student Spotlight: Varshi Broumand

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For this week’s Student Spotlight we’re interview Dr.Varshi Broumand, a member of the Executive Class of  2020 and a Nephrologist here in San Antonio!
How did you hear of the TU HCAD Executive Program? I heard of the program from the CMO at Christus Health and colleagues.
What has been your favorite part of the program so far? I’ve really enjoyed learning about the history of healthcare and health policy in our country and operations management.
How do you see the graduate degree benefiting your career advancement? It would allow me to use the knowledge I gain to become an effective associate CMO for my hospital and help with operations at my medical practice.I view myself as a 2nd year medical student now with regards to the HCAD program.The sky is the limit, and we will see where my interests take me as I go through this journey. Just like medical school, I did not know where I was going the first day of school; where I thought I may go, ended up being different than where I am.

What does …

Student Spotlight: Samantha Echols

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For this week's Student Spotlight, we're interviewing Samantha Echols, a member of the Executive Class of 2020 and Lead Physical Therapist at St. David’s Surgical Hospital!

How did you hear of the TU HCAD Executive Program? My rehab director – Crystal Milan. She has been the biggest influence for me to go back to school.
What has been your favorite part of the program so far? For our first semester, I would have to say being on-campus to interact with classmates and the professors.
How do you see the graduate degree benefiting your career advancement? I plan to switch gears from clinical to more professional.  My goal is to ultimately become a COO within the next 5 years.  This degree would allow me the education needed to understand the business aspect of that career.
What does “being a leader in healthcare” mean to you? Means making an impact by creating new and improved ways to provide health-care to not just an individual patient but to whole communities, populations and even the …

Student Spotlight: Dianna Cobb

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We're back with a Student Spotlight! This week we're interviewing Dianna Cobb, a member of the Executive Class of 2020. She's currently the Division Vice President  of Cardiovascular Services for Methodist Healthcare System here in San Antonio! Without further ado, here's her interview!

How did you hear of the TU HCAD Executive Program?   From work peers, several of our Executives attended the program.
What has been your favorite part of the program so far?   The flexibility it offers with my full-time, demanding job.  The instructors are extremely supportive and knowledgeable!!
How do you see the graduate degree benefiting your career advancement?   My undergrad and 1st Master’s are in clinical studies (Nursing).  The MHA program will give me insight into the business, marketing, policy, and strategic side of healthcare.  My goal is to, one day, become a CEO where those skill will be even more critical.
What does “being a leader in healthcare” mean to you?   Healthcare is cha…

ACHE Congress? We've Bean There!

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This past week, Trinity HCAD students had the chance to enjoy the annual tradition of attending the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Congress in Chicago. This fun ritual allows first-year students to bond with their classmates, meet and learn from ACHE's community of executives, connect with Trinity alumni, prepare for Preceptor's Conference with mock interviews and experience the city of Chicago.
All 23 of the first-year on campus students attended the event along with the Trinity HCAD faculty and a number of the second-year students, who are currently in their year-long residency. There were over 100 education and networking sessions so students were busy meeting with healthcare professionals and graduate students from across the country. Hopefully these connections will turn into friendships as students advance in their careers. 
Trinity professor, Dr. Amer Kaissi, won ACHE's Book of the Year for his book Intangibles: The Unexpected Traits of High Perfo…

Student Spotlight: Meagan Goggans

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For this week's Student Spotlight, we're interviewing Meagan Goggans! Meagan has a knack for supporting her classmates- it's one of the many reasons she makes a great Health and Fitness Co-Chair for the Class of 2020. As you'll be able to tell in her interview, she's also hilarious and can be counted on to make her classmates laugh, even during stressful situations. Without further ado, here's her interview!
Undergraduate University: The University of Texas at Austin Undergrad Major: B.S. in Psychology What made you interested in healthcare administration? I think – like a lot of my classmates – I originally found myself drawn to the healthcare field from an early age. My mother is an ICU nurse and growing up I had always admired her for her  work ethic, ability to put others first, and her desire to never stop learning in a constantly changing environment. I have done my best to learn from her and emulate these qualities, and it was through my mother that I found…