Tag Archives: Diary of an Online Student
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 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 […]
Posted on17. May, 2011 by Ryan Esslinger.
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 […]
Posted on28. Mar, 2011 by Ryan Esslinger.
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 […]
Posted on14. Jan, 2011 by Ryan Esslinger.
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 […]
Posted on12. Nov, 2010 by Ryan Esslinger.
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 […]