Cacey - Masters in Health Administration Student Ambassador

Hello! I am Cacey and currently a second year student in the RMHA program. My hometown is Wauseon, Ohio and I attended The Ohio State University where I majored in Political Science  and minored in Linguistics, International Relations & Diplomacy, and Sexuality Studies. One thing I am proud to say I have done is that I traveled to Nicaragua during the summer of 2010 to learn about fair trade. Upon my return, I helped form a new student group at Ohio State called Students for Fair Trade.

One of the great advantages of MUSC is having the hospital on campus. It provides numerous opportunities for students to learn and is a great place for internships as an MHA student. The professors at MUSC are also great. They are always willing to help students and they are very approachable. I have always wanted to work in the health care world, but not always so sure how I would get there. When I was in high school I had the privilege to shadow a couple of health care professionals, including an anesthesiologist and a hospital administrator. That is what sparked my interest in health care administration. After doing some research I discovered the Masters in Health Administration degree and decided that earning an MHA is what I wanted to do. I chose MUSC over a couple of other schools for a couple reasons. First and foremost, the staff at MUSC has been wonderful since I met them. I could sense how dedicated the program director and professors are to ensure the success of their students. One of the other big reasons I chose MUSC is because of the internship opportunities. There are numerous health care organizations in Charleston that love having interns. There are opportunities in so many different kinds of organizations as well, from hospitals to physician practices to long-term care organizations.  I also chose MUSC because I fell in love with Charleston. There is always something to do and the weather is beautiful. Upon graduation I hope to secure an administrative fellowship in a hospital, and then begin my career as a hospital administrator with the ultimate goal of becoming a hospital CEO.

And not to mention, Charleston is a great place to live. The food is amazing here, and there are so many restaurants. Charleston is also a very historical place which adds to its character. Last but not least, the weather is wonderful here and there is always something to do outside, such as going to the beach, kayaking, or fishing. The list of things to do is really endless.

Questions? Email me at chpambassador@musc.edu



 
 
 

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