B.S. in Health Science, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, Expected May 2015
The Health Science major at Stony Brook University stresses different facets of the healthcare industry. Students are allowed to choose either a clinical or non-clinical concentration during their senior year. Clinical concentrations include: Emergency and Critical Care, Disability Studies and Human Development, Medical Dosimetry, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiologic Technology, and Anesthesia Technology. Non-clinical concentrations include: Health Care Management, Community Health Education, Public Health, Health Care Informatics, Healthcare Quality: Coding and Reimbursement, and Environmental Health and Safety.
I have elected the concentration in Healthcare Informatics, which prepares me for a future career in Healthcare IT. This program providers me with applied knowledge on the different parts of the the systems development life cycle, such as the selection, architecture, design, implementation, and maintenance of electronic medical record (EMR) systems. Vendor EMRs include Epic, Cerner, McKesson, and eClinicalWorks, among many others, are considered leading companies which deal with information systems in healthcare.
Additionally, I am minoring in Writing and Rhetoric. I believe that professionals in any career should be able to have a strong hand in writing. Choosing this minor has allowed me to develop better analytical skills as well as better communication in written form. I intend to use these skills in my future career as part of my overall professional development.
In Spring 2013, I was recognized on the Dean’s List for having an overall GPA of greater than 3.5.
High School Diploma, Arlington High School, LaGrangeville, NY, June 2011
During my high school career, I received an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors for achieving overall average score of over 90 on all New York State Regents Exams.
I was also inducted into National Honor Society, an organization which honors “outstanding high school students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. “