With the spring semester concluded, the HCAD Classes of 2019 and 2020 look back at all we have experienced and accomplished this semester. The Class of 2019 began their residencies this January and have learned a lot from the experiences and the mentorship provided to them at their organizations. We are so proud of their hard work and appreciate the guidance they have offered to the Class of 2020 as we prepared for and experienced Preceptors’ Conference.
As for the Class of 2020, we had a busy but rewarding semester full of new experiences. First, we would like to thank the HCAD alumni for their support of the annual trip to Chicago. Each student in our class was able to attend ACHE Congress and learned valuable lessons through the sessions provided, as well as interactions with other MHA programs. We would like to thank the many alumni who participated in mock interviews with our classmates to help us prepare for Preceptors’ Conference. We greatly appreciate the advice and feedback given during these interviews.
Our class was extremely thankful for the opportunity to participate in case competitions in the spring semester. For the first time, Trinity sent a team of three students to The Ohio State University Case Competition in Columbus, Ohio. These students were selected by their faculty and peers to represent the Class of 2020. The team presented its proposal for how to grow the Bariatric Surgery Service Line for Baptist Health System, located in Jacksonville, Florida. While they did not advance to the finals, they received wonderful feedback on their strategies from the judges and enjoyed the entire experience. Our class also competed in the Cleveland Clinic Case Competition. Trinity had six teams submit proposals on how to expand the Cleveland Clinic + Oscar insurance product. Of 55 teams that submitted cases for review, three of Trinity’s teams were invited to present their strategies among 16 finalists. Two teams advanced to the semifinals, where they presented among the top eight teams. We are so proud of their amazing work! While our teams did not advance to the top four, Trinity had the largest number of teams at the competition, and we were able to share our passion for this program with other universities. We are so grateful for your support of these national competitions! These cases allow us to think strategically and prepare us to become future innovative leaders.
Additionally, the HCAD faculty has provided us with meaningful lectures and projects that continue to challenge and develop us individually. These include completing Community Health Needs Assessments over unique health care markets, exploring the economic and financial implications of health care and learning about how policy impacts this industry. We have worked on completing Strategic Business Plan Proposals, Financial Organizational Analyses, and Tiger-Tank Ideations. Tiger-Tank allows us to explore entrepreneurship and develop inventions that have the potential to solve healthcare’s biggest problems. We presented these solutions in a five-minute pitch at the end of this semester. Each of these projects required groups to think critically, communicate thoughtfully and challenge the status-quo. We were so excited to interview with the organizations attending Preceptors’ Conference and share the amazing experiences we had this semester!
On behalf of the Class of 2020, thank you for your continued support of the Trinity HCAD program. We are honored to be part of a program with such a giving and engaged alumni network. This program would not be the same without your support!
Class of 2020 Class President