APRIL 30, 2013 - Chelsea Redman (NHS’14) chose Georgetown University because of the health care management & policy major.
“My decision was based off NHS and the curriculum for the [Department of] Health Systems Administration undergrad program,” she says.
Redman, who is from Long Island, N.Y., lived in Jamaica for three years and attributes her time in her home country as solidifying her career choice.
“That’s how I started to shape my aspect on health,” she says. “Seeing some of the disparities there and where my family was from was an interesting experience.”
Gaining Practical Experience
Along with that real-world perspective and previous internship experiences, Redman is leaning towards hospital operations or strategic planning. She has interned at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to assist with improving quality standards.
Currently, she is the president of the Georgetown University Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (GUMAPS), an organization that supports minority students with campus events and conferences to become health care leaders.
In addition, she will be the 2013-2014 co-chair for the Minority Health Initiative Council, an organization at NHS that works to facilitate access and support for minority students and reduce health disparities.
Meeting New People
While gaining practical experience, Redman also enjoys meeting new people at NHS.
“Having experiences and meeting people from all walks of life is something you can’t find everywhere,” she says. “You get to think outside the box and meet new people.”
Redman hopes to spend her summer break interning at a local hospital and is looking forward to her senior internship this fall.
By Tiffani Haynes