In a concise statement, tell us why you are pursuing admission into this program. Specifically, what are your short and long-term career goals? And, how will the MBA and MS degrees earned through this program help you achieve your goals? 400 words
PROGRAM INFO: The Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership is designed for high-achieving professionals who aspire to leadership positions in the healthcare arena. The Weill Cornell Executive Program is designed to attract motivated working professionals who aspire to lead academic medical centers, community hospitals, and/or large-group multi-specialty and single-specialty practices; rise to the upper ranks of healthcare consultancy or the healthcare insurance business; or add to the growing ranks of talented healthcare innovators. This program will provide you with the skills necessary to lead healthcare organizations and implement new models of care.
ABOUT ME: I work for PCDC as a Practice Transformation Managers plan, schedule and manage all project activities contributing to the successful execution of milestones and tasks. Practice Transformation Managers manage resources to ensure goals are met on-time, on budget and within defined scope; establish and oversee timeline and cost parameters; apply technical, theoretical and managerial skills to satisfy project requirements; and build positive professional relationships with clients and partners.
MY BIO: Nicki joined PCDC in 2017 and provides PCMH consulting services. She has more than seven years’ experience working in health care, most recently in care coordination. Before joining PCDC, Nicki worked for Mount Sinai Hospital as a Director of Wellness for their Viva program and as a consultant for the Department of Health where she developed behavioral health and quality improvement trainings. Nicki has also worked in mental health, HIV prevention, and as a diabetes educator. She holds a Master’s of Public Health from Downstate Medical Center in New York City.
Short term goals: To develop health programs that focus on fitness and wellness as part of primary care.
Long term goals: To work as a hospital administrator
Briefly describe your leadership style. Include two examples of situations that helped you develop your style. One example should be of a positive situation that helped to shape or reaffirm it. The other example should be of a situation with an unsuccessful outcome that led you to change or redefine that style. 400 words
My leadership style is: democratic leadership style which consists of the leader sharing the decision-making abilities with group members by promoting the interests of the group members and by practicing social equality.
Students in the program will be placed into teams and are expected to be supportive and effective members of those teams. Describe your philosophy regarding teamwork. Specifically, how do you define success on a team? 250 words
For me, what really makes for a successful team is clearly the people within that team. Communication is obviously key. Teamwork requires you to communicate effectively with others, recognizing and understanding their viewpoints and appreciating the contribution you are expected to make. Communication is essential to good working relationships where each individual is working towards the achievement of shared aims and objectives. Trust is also a key factor to ensuring the success of working relationships, as is respect. If the team members trust and respect each other then they’ll inevitably work well together towards their common goals.
What else would you like us to know? Please use this statement to address potential concerns such as gaps in employment or prior academic difficulties. You can also use this statement to highlight achievements, published papers, conference participation, or significant life events that are not included elsewhere in the application. 250 words
Program I started: With the backing or my Sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. I founded Delta Fit Club which is a free monthly fitness program designed to bring health and wellness to those living in low-income areas of New York where the rate of issues such as diabetes and HBP are alarmingly high. These areas include Highland Park, Cypress Hills, East NY, New Lots, Spring Creek, Starrett City, Ocean Hill, and Brownsville. With my background in fitness, I am able to provide pop up classes in the areas listed above that help women of color learn about fitness, workout and create a safe space for them to ask questions and health about the benefits of good health. These women often can’t afford gym memberships and use this opportunity to create fitness groups with people who live in their area. We also ask instructors to offer members deep discounts to help assist them with meeting their health goals.
Dante Alighieri played a critical role in the literature world through his poem Divine Comedy that was written in the 14th century. The poem contains Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. The Inferno is a description of the nine circles of torment that are found on the earth. It depicts the realms of the people that have gone against the spiritual values and who, instead, have chosen bestial appetite, violence, or fraud and malice. The nine circles of hell are limbo, lust, gluttony, greed and wrath. Others are heresy, violence, fraud, and treachery. The purpose of this paper is to examine the Dante’s Inferno in the perspective of its portrayal of God’s image and the justification of hell.
In this epic poem, God is portrayed as a super being guilty of multiple weaknesses including being egotistic, unjust, and hypocritical. Dante, in this poem, depicts God as being more human than divine by challenging God’s omnipotence. Additionally, the manner in which Dante describes Hell is in full contradiction to the morals of God as written in the Bible. When god arranges Hell to flatter Himself, He commits egotism, a sin that is common among human beings (Cheney, 2016). The weakness is depicted in Limbo and on the Gate of Hell where, for instance, God sends those who do not worship Him to Hell. This implies that failure to worship Him is a sin.
God is also depicted as lacking justice in His actions thus removing the godly image. The injustice is portrayed by the manner in which the sodomites and opportunists are treated. The opportunists are subjected to banner chasing in their lives after death followed by being stung by insects and maggots. They are known to having done neither good nor bad during their lifetimes and, therefore, justice could have demanded that they be granted a neutral punishment having lived a neutral life. The sodomites are also punished unfairly by God when Brunetto Lattini is condemned to hell despite being a good leader (Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). While he commited sodomy, God chooses to ignore all the other good deeds that Brunetto did.
Finally, God is also portrayed as being hypocritical in His actions, a sin that further diminishes His godliness and makes Him more human. A case in point is when God condemns the sin of egotism and goes ahead to commit it repeatedly. Proverbs 29:23 states that “arrogance will bring your downfall, but if you are humble, you will be respected.” When Slattery condemns Dante’s human state as being weak, doubtful, and limited, he is proving God’s hypocrisy because He is also human (Verdicchio, 2015). The actions of God in Hell as portrayed by Dante are inconsistent with the Biblical literature. Both Dante and God are prone to making mistakes, something common among human beings thus making God more human.
To wrap it up, Dante portrays God is more human since He commits the same sins that humans commit: egotism, hypocrisy, and injustice. Hell is justified as being a destination for victims of the mistakes committed by God. The Hell is presented as being a totally different place as compared to what is written about it in the Bible. As a result, reading through the text gives an image of God who is prone to the very mistakes common to humans thus ripping Him off His lofty status of divine and, instead, making Him a mere human. Whether or not Dante did it intentionally is subject to debate but one thing is clear in the poem: the misconstrued notion of God is revealed to future generations.
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Cheney, L. D. G. (2016). Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno: A Comparative Study of Sandro Botticelli, Giovanni Stradano, and Federico Zuccaro. Cultural and Religious Studies, 4(8), 487.
Verdicchio, M. (2015). Irony and Desire in Dante’s” Inferno” 27. Italica, 285-297.