Each year I screen more than 120 applications for the Massachusetts General Hospital Fellowship program in an attempt to narrow it down to 8 candidates for an in person interview. Students from the Sloan Program consistently stand out on three dimensions. Academically...as Sloan students often come from highly competitive undergraduate schools before being immersed into a broad set of health care focused management courses. Conceptual learning... the required summer internship program provides assurance that prospective candidates have had experience applying concepts from the classroom in practice and that they’ve tested their commitment to this career track. And finally...well drafted personal statements indicate that Sloan program students have been taught to synthesize and reflect on the impact they would like to make in the field of health administration.
The interdisciplinary nature of the Sloan program and wide network of close-knit alumni has allowed me to sort through a vast number of career paths and identify the one that is best suited for me. Working as a Summer Associate at Deloitte, traveling to clients across the country, and contributing to a consulting team with a common goal solidified my decision to begin my career with Deloitte. One of our Sloan Executives-in-Residence told me that I’m the type of person who runs towards the fire, and that is certainly true. As our health care system faces major challenges, I want to be at the forefront of the health care revolution. My experience at Sloan has given me the knowledge, skills, and opportunity to do just that.