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.