Archive for 'Diary of an Online Student'
Posted on23. Aug, 2013 by Gwen Darling.
On May 9, 2013, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) held commencement ceremonies for 117 graduates from three UIC online Health Informatics degree programs: Master of Science in Health Informatics – 87 graduates Post-Master’s Certificate in Health Informatics – 17 graduates Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in HIM – 13 graduates In and of itself this accomplishment […]
Posted on21. Mar, 2013 by Gwen Darling.
Earlier this week, the University of Illinois at Chicago conducted an “Inside Look” Webinar, featuring a panel consisting of faculty, graduates, current students, and enrollment advisors. The hour-long presentation was short on fluff and got straight to the point – answering the specific questions that most prospective students need answered before considering this career investment. […]
Posted on22. Feb, 2013 by Yvette Desmarais.
This semester I’m taking two classes, one which I’ve been looking forward to since I started the HI Master’s program at UIC. I’m taking an independent study course in which I’ll write a 3o-page paper on a health informatics topic of my choice. I’m working with my independent study adviser Andrew D. Boyd, MD Assistant […]
Posted on24. Jan, 2013 by Dusty Brinson.
Barriers, Resistance, and Challenges As mentioned in my previous blog entry, my own personal barriers and resistance to changing my life and going back to school revolved around three main issues: the fear of failure, financial constraints, APA format, and of course the major challenges of keeping focused and time management. My mother has always […]
Posted on03. Jan, 2013 by Yvette Desmarais.
Last time, just before Thanksgiving, I wrote a post about my concerns with how to move forward in health informatics. Coincidentally, the class I was taking at the time BHIS 530 Topics in Health Informatics included a unit about this specific concern. So, I’ll cheat a bit today and post the response I wrote for that […]
Posted on30. Nov, 2012 by Yvette Desmarais.
As I consider what to write in this blog posting, I think about all the opportunities I see in health informatics. As an information management professional, I have been working with data and computer systems for over 20 years. But health informatics is still in the beginning stages of providing the kind of value seen […]
Posted on26. Nov, 2012 by Dusty Brinson.
It is Thanksgiving! For most it is a time to be with family and friends. This is also a time that we share memories of good times and bad times, memories of the people we have lost or have impacted our lives in some way. It is also a time that we reflect on all […]
Posted on31. Oct, 2012 by Yvette Desmarais.
When I thought my life couldn’t get any more hectic, Hurricane Sandy comes along yesterday and shuts down the entire Eastern seaboard. Thank goodness we in New Hampshire didn’t get effects much more than serious wind and rain. I see a bit of sun peeking out now. Hopefully this will dry up all the rain […]
Posted on25. Oct, 2012 by Dusty Brinson.
Introduction My name is Dusty Brinson and I am a student in the University of Illinois at Chicago’s (UIC) Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) program. For the next several months, I will be sharing with you my experiences as an online graduate student. Never say Never I graduated in 1992 with an Associate […]
Posted on01. Jun, 2012 by Ryan Esslinger.
Suffice it to say things really started to hit me once I was boarded my flight from Atlanta to Chicago Midway on the evening of Wednesday, May 2nd. A part of me was incredibly excited, another part of me was shocked in disbelief. I’ve been doing this since January 2010, I thought to myself… where […]
Posted on02. Dec, 2011 by Ryan Esslinger.
Wow does time fly. As of this writing, I am about half way through my third to last class with UIC’s online Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) program! I still remember when I started back in January 2010, thinking that I’ll be in school forever; it sure doesn’t feel like that anymore! It […]