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One More Year to Go…

One More Year to Go…

Posted on17. May, 2011 by .

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I’ve been having a hard time comprehending the fact that May 2011 is already here, which marks a significant milestone for me: I have only one year left in UIC’s Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) online program.  I remember thinking mid-year last year, I’ll never finish this program, but sure enough time keeps […]

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Whether on the Road or in the Air, HIT is Everywhere…

Whether on the Road or in the Air, HIT is Everywhere…

Posted on28. Mar, 2011 by .

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First and foremost, I need to apologize for my disappearing act, as it’s been well over two months since my last post!  This is perhaps the busiest I’ve ever been in my life.  I often joke with my fiancée that rarely has there been a time in either of our lives where our entire year […]

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Snowed In, Yet Still Attending Class at UIC!

Snowed In, Yet Still Attending Class at UIC!

Posted on14. Jan, 2011 by .

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What a way to start the new year! Last Sunday evening marked the beginning of what has become known as the “Blizzard of 2011” for the southern part of the country.  Before it all started,  I was skeptical; maybe it’s because I’m originally from the Midwest, but it’s usually laughable when it snows in these […]

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A Meeting of the Student Minds – UIC Business Communications Onsite Requirement in Chicago, IL

A Meeting of the Student Minds – UIC Business Communications Onsite Requirement in Chicago, IL

Posted on13. Dec, 2010 by .

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Monday, 12/6 (Day 1 of 2) Sitting in a room with all of my classmates, I nervously sipped my water, hoping that it would ease my stress.  Surely the weather from the previous weekend hadn’t helped everyone’s travel plans.  I remember hearing on the radio during the cab ride over: ‘and in weather news today… […]

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UIC Master’s in Health Informatics Online Student Diary – And So It Begins. . .

UIC Master’s in Health Informatics Online Student Diary – And So It Begins. . .

Posted on12. Nov, 2010 by .

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Introduction My name is Ryan Esslinger and I am a student in the University of Illinois at Chicago’s (UIC) Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) program.  I have been asked to share my experiences as an online UIC student, so for the next few months I will do my best to take you along […]

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