MHA 2022 MHA: Applied, Interviewed, Rejected, Attending

wexner2021

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      Apps are opening up and I didn't see one of these for 2022, so I figured I would create one to get the ball rolling!

      note: At the time of writing, some of these schools' applications are unavailable but will be applied to at a later date.



      School: The Ohio State University
      Major: B.S. Public Health with a specialization in sociology
      GPA: Cumulative and Major 3.35/3.90 **SOPHAS verified GPA and application on 8/24**
      GRE: N/A
      Experience (professional or otherwise)
      -10+ month internship as a financial analyst at the University Hospital
      -4 month research lead position supporting health resources for local homeless/unsheltered community members (Volunteer)
      -3+ Years of team management experience in retail (not directly relevant)



      Applied: Ohio State(9/8), Michigan, Johns Hopkins (9/8), Xavier(9/1), North Carolina, Columbia
      Interview: Xavier (9/15), Ohio State (12/10)
      Waitlist:
      Rejected:
      Accepted: Xavier ($$)(9/21)
      Attending:
       
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      micka07

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        School: University of Connecticut
        Major: Economics
        GPA: 3.38
        GRE: N/A
        Experience (professional or otherwise)
        4+ years in retail
        worked as a CNA for 6 months




        Applied: Boston University,John Hopkins, Seton Hall, Suffolk, University of New haven
        Interview:
        Waitlist:
        Rejected:
        Accepted:
        Attending:
         
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        micka07

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          Apps are opening up and I didn't see one of these for 2022, so I figured I would create one to get the ball rolling!

          note: At the time of writing, some of these schools' applications are unavailable but will be applied to at a later date.



          School: The Ohio State University
          Major: B.S. Public Health with a specialization in sociology
          GPA: Cumulative and Major 3.35/3.90 **SOPHAS verified GPA and application on 8/24**
          GRE: N/A
          Experience (professional or otherwise)
          -10+ month internship as a financial analyst at the University Hospital
          -4 month research lead position supporting health resources for local homeless/unsheltered community members (Volunteer)
          -3+ Years of team management experience in retail (not directly relevant)



          Applied: Ohio State, Michigan, Johns Hopkins (8/23), Xavier(9/1), North Carolina, Columbia
          Interview:
          Waitlist:
          Rejected:
          Accepted:
          Attending:
          How long is your statement of purpose. Mine is over 1200 words lol. The schools I am applying to don't have a word limit but I am still a little worried.
           
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          wexner2021

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            Just interviewed with Xavier! I've been really impressed with all that the program offers - the administrative residency and post-graduation placements are really impressive, all at a very reasonable cost. I will definitely be considering Xavier when I make my decision
             

            MHA2021IA

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              Hey everyone!

              I am a current MHA candidate at Hopkins, please feel free to reach out for any questions. The interview I had last year was really laid back and I enjoyed it a lot. The program is going well, tons of classes and we are getting started for our residency showcases as well.

              Overall, my advice is to go to a school where you feel at home and where you like the culture. Another piece is, I would consider applying to all of the schools that offer residencies, if you are going to apply for an admin fellowship after a two-year program, would it not be better to apply to a 3-year program where you are guaranteed a residency with one of the schools partnering hospitals? Just something to think about,

              One program that I absolutely loved was Xavier, they really care for their students and applicants too. Their ranking isn't as strong, but I really enjoyed their interview and they have an amazing program. Plus they are extremely affordable.

              Also, consider the alumni network. They will ultimately help you get jobs/fellowships after the program.

              feel free to ask me anything!

              Schools that have residencies

              Johns Hopkins
              VCU
              UAB
              Xavier
              Trinity in texas
              GWU has something similar
               
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              wexner2021

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                Hey everyone!

                I am a current MHA candidate at Hopkins, please feel free to reach out for any questions. The interview I had last year was really laid back and I enjoyed it a lot. The program is going well, tons of classes and we are getting started for our residency showcases as well.

                Overall, my advice is to go to a school where you feel at home and where you like the culture. Another piece is, I would consider applying to all of the schools that offer residencies, if you are going to apply for an admin fellowship after a two-year program, would it not be better to apply to a 3-year program where you are guaranteed a residency with one of the schools partnering hospitals? Just something to think about,

                One program that I absolutely loved was Xavier, they really care for their students and applicants too. Their ranking isn't as strong, but I really enjoyed their interview and they have an amazing program. Plus they are extremely affordable.

                Also, consider the alumni network. They will ultimately help you get jobs/fellowships after the program.

                feel free to ask me anything!

                Schools that have residencies

                Johns Hopkins
                VCU
                Xavier
                Trinity in texas
                GWU has something similar
                Hello, thank you for getting involved and helping us out! I have been curious about the administrative residencies - what kind of value does this bring? If a program doesn't offer a residency as a part of its curriculum, how difficult is it do get one (either an admin residency or a fellowship) post-graduation? Just generally curious about the motives for pursuing such a fellowship, how difficult they are to attain, and the "necessity" of such a residency. Thanks!
                 

                MHA2021IA

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                  Hello, thank you for getting involved and helping us out! I have been curious about the administrative residencies - what kind of value does this bring? If a program doesn't offer a residency as a part of its curriculum, how difficult is it do get one (either an admin residency or a fellowship) post-graduation? Just generally curious about the motives for pursuing such a fellowship, how difficult they are to attain, and the "necessity" of such a residency. Thanks!
                  My pleasure! A full-year administrative residency will provide you with the same benefits as a fellowship, that is based on my research and understanding from speaking with alumni from various programs. Admin Fellowships are extremely competitive, you have hundreds of applicants for 1-2 positions at most hospitals (not all hospitals have fellowships) Your chances of matching are low, not to deter you away from them, but they are competitive without a doubt.

                  Programs that offer residencies built-in will provide the same type of experience you would at a fellowship, except these are through the connections of alumni and relationships schools have with hospitals, consulting organizations, insurance, etc. They are also a graduation requirement, which means you will receive your degree after you complete it. This is a pro and con, many people don't like that because the academic portion is done and they don't have their MHA, but also a pro because the program has to help facilitate the residency for you through their connections.

                  During my process of applying to schools, I thought to myself, "If I am gonna apply for fellowships, why not go to schools that offer residencies which will provide me with the same experience as a fellowship"

                  That was my thought process, and I have no regrets. Hopkins is a two years program, and we have our residency process starting now, and am really enjoying it.

                  My top schools, if I didn't get into Hopkins would have been

                  VCU, Xavier, and probably OSU
                   

                  MHA2022js

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                    School: Texas A&M University
                    Major: Allied Health
                    GPA: 3.57
                    GRE: N/A
                    Experience:
                    -Current research assistant at the School of Public Health
                    -Program/operations internship at a non-profit providing supplies for patients with an active cancer diagnosis
                    -Administrative internship at nationally ranked hospital working with executive leadership team
                    -Front office assistant at an orthodontics office
                    -Mentor to children at a local non-profit for the past 3 years
                    -Certified pharmacy technician with clinical experience

                    Applied: JHU (9/25), Cornell (9/25), Texas A&M, GW, Rush, UNC
                    Interview: Cornell (10/28)
                    Waitlist:
                    Rejected:
                    Accepted:
                    Attending:
                     
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                    wexner2021

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                      My pleasure! A full-year administrative residency will provide you with the same benefits as a fellowship, that is based on my research and understanding from speaking with alumni from various programs. Admin Fellowships are extremely competitive, you have hundreds of applicants for 1-2 positions at most hospitals (not all hospitals have fellowships) Your chances of matching are low, not to deter you away from them, but they are competitive without a doubt.

                      Programs that offer residencies built-in will provide the same type of experience you would at a fellowship, except these are through the connections of alumni and relationships schools have with hospitals, consulting organizations, insurance, etc. They are also a graduation requirement, which means you will receive your degree after you complete it. This is a pro and con, many people don't like that because the academic portion is done and they don't have their MHA, but also a pro because the program has to help facilitate the residency for you through their connections.

                      During my process of applying to schools, I thought to myself, "If I am gonna apply for fellowships, why not go to schools that offer residencies which will provide me with the same experience as a fellowship"

                      That was my thought process, and I have no regrets. Hopkins is a two years program, and we have our residency process starting now, and am really enjoying it.

                      My top schools, if I didn't get into Hopkins would have been

                      VCU, Xavier, and probably OSU
                      Thanks for the info! Professionally speaking, what are the benefits here? Naturally I'm sure that a residency/fellowship further prepares you for "real" work in the field but does it propel you to higher, more challenging positions or do you feel that the value is brought purely by the skills/experiences learned in the residency?
                       
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                      dmvz

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                        School: Florida Int. University
                        Major: Bachelor of Health Services Administration (BHSA)
                        GPA: Cumulative 3.49/4.0 Major 3.61/3.90 **SOPHAS verified (3.49)**
                        GRE: N/A
                        Experience:
                        -1.5 years as Nutrition/Dietary Supervisor at a Hospital role includes clinical and managerial duties
                        -3+ years in Nutrition and Dietary area of hospitals and rehabilitation centers
                        -6 month Nutrition Therapy and Food Service Management Internship
                        -Healthcare Administrative internship beginning January 2022

                        Special Factors:
                        -Young applicant (20 years old) & completing undergrad in 3 years
                        -Certified Dietary Manager
                        -Member of: American College of Healthcare Executives (Student Member),
                        Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (Professional Member)


                        Applied/Will Apply: Cornell (9/20), JHU (9/23), USF , Tulane, UPenn, UMich
                        Interview: Cornell (10/13)
                        Waitlist:
                        Rejected:
                        Accepted:
                        Attending:


                        Best of luck to everyone!!
                         
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                        wexner2021

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                          Why is this thread dead this year. I usually see so many applicants in the MHA thread for the previous years.
                          Honestly, I have no idea and have been wondering the same thing myself. I was engaged with last years' thread (wasn't applying in 21 cycle) and found it incredibly useful, really not sure why the engagement is so low this year :/

                          I know that my graduating class has been impacted by COVID immensely ; potentially people feel less prepared for or less certain that they want to pursue additional education at the moment? Just a guess
                           

                          micka07

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                            Hey everyone!

                            I am a current MHA candidate at Hopkins, please feel free to reach out for any questions. The interview I had last year was really laid back and I enjoyed it a lot. The program is going well, tons of classes and we are getting started for our residency showcases as well.

                            Overall, my advice is to go to a school where you feel at home and where you like the culture. Another piece is, I would consider applying to all of the schools that offer residencies, if you are going to apply for an admin fellowship after a two-year program, would it not be better to apply to a 3-year program where you are guaranteed a residency with one of the schools partnering hospitals? Just something to think about,

                            One program that I absolutely loved was Xavier, they really care for their students and applicants too. Their ranking isn't as strong, but I really enjoyed their interview and they have an amazing program. Plus they are extremely affordable.

                            Also, consider the alumni network. They will ultimately help you get jobs/fellowships after the program.

                            feel free to ask me anything!

                            Schools that have residencies

                            Johns Hopkins
                            VCU
                            UAB
                            Xavier
                            Trinity in texas
                            GWU has something similar
                            I am really interested in the JHU program but I am worried about how fast pace it is. Is it manageable? do you feel that you get to enjoy some free time outside of school?
                             

                            hellomha

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                              I am really interested in the JHU program but I am worried about how fast pace it is. Is it manageable? do you feel that you get to enjoy some free time outside of school?
                              Hi! I'm not the person you replied to but I'm also in the Hopkins MHA cohort this year :) We're about 2 weeks away from finishing first term, and it's definitely manageable. We do have 3 classes in person M-W and the rest are over zoom, so that might be part of the reason. You have to study pretty much every day, but I haven't had trouble with fitting in free time. A typical day for me (can't say this for everyone) would consist of 1. Class 2. Study for a few hours with cohort friends 3. Go grab drinks or dinner or just hangout. We've also had time for day trips, going to bars, throwing parties, etc.
                              I'll also mention I'm not someone who can just read the material once and know it, I have to expend a lot more energy, and I haven't had issues with staying on top of classes and having free time.

                              If you have any more questions about Hopkins feel free to reach out!
                               

                              FutureMHAstudent

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                                Hey everyone! Last year when I was applying to programs this forum was extremely helpful. I am currently a first-year at the GW MHA program and love it! I'm happy to talk with anyone who has any questions about our program or about the application process in general (I applied to about 5 programs). Feel free tor reply or DM me!
                                 

                                MHA2021IA

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                                  I am really interested in the JHU program but I am worried about how fast pace it is. Is it manageable? do you feel that you get to enjoy some free time outside of school?
                                  Hey there! My classmate who replied to you is correct! I feel that there is plenty of time to do things, it took me a few weeks to adjust to the pace, but honestly, it is really doable. Definitely have to keep up with things, I finally found myself writing down due dates and making sure I was always ahead on assignments and not behind. We all have plenty of time to enjoy things as well, I think for most of us, it's keeping up with classes and not really worrying too much about the grades but understanding the material. Our teachers know why we are there and they are helpful as well. Extremely manageable for sure
                                   

                                  MHA2021IA

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                                    Honestly, I have no idea and have been wondering the same thing myself. I was engaged with last years' thread (wasn't applying in 21 cycle) and found it incredibly useful, really not sure why the engagement is so low this year :/

                                    I know that my graduating class has been impacted by COVID immensely ; potentially people feel less prepared for or less certain that they want to pursue additional education at the moment? Just a guess
                                    I made it last years, and honestly, it might be a mix of things. I feel that it'll get even busier around December time. Many people submit their applications a little later in the cycle, which I think is fine. But don't forget, these programs have rolling admission. Get ahead of everyone else by applying earlier
                                     

                                    therahulsastry

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                                      Just interviewed with Cornell!! Dr. Carmalt is so nice. It was an amazing experience, very smooth going interview. Felt more like a comfortable chat.
                                      Hi there! Congratulations! Can you tell me if they asked you any questions like 'what would you do in this situation'? Or any behaviour questions? That seemed to be the theme last time and the year before that.
                                       

                                      dmvz

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                                        Hi there! Congratulations! Can you tell me if they asked you any questions like 'what would you do in this situation'? Or any behaviour questions? That seemed to be the theme last time and the year before that.
                                        Surprisingly there weren’t any situational questions! They asked why cornell and why an MHA. The rest was just discussing about my experience and interests after graduating from a masters program.
                                         

                                        MHA2021IA

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                                          Has anyone heard back from Hopkins? Applied last month & haven’t heard anything back at all. Judging from previous years, it seems they typically got back to some people by this time of year which is why I’m asking.I
                                          It can vary from year to year, I applied at the beginning of September 2020 and didn't hear back until mid-October. Things are a little hectic right now within the department, give it a week or so. If you have questions, reach out to the program coordinator or director. You can find their email on the department website, I heard back after my interview and got accepted last october. Hope that helps. and good luck!
                                           
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