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Sandra M. Kaus
Executive Master’s in Clinical Quality, Safety & Leadership Alumni
Share about yourself! What’s your background, and what was your life like post-Georgetown EM-CQSL degree?
After a few days of relaxation, I am now preparing both my sons for graduation and looking for a job to utilize my degree.
How did your time in the program help prepare you for your current career?
I now have a better appreciation for the inner workings of the medical industry. This program definitely prepares you to incorporate all aspects of practicing medicine when determining the best course of patient quality and safety.
What advice do you have for students as they look for future careers or future programs to apply to? And what do you know now that you wish you knew during your time in the program?
When looking at programs, make sure you have the TIME for the speed of the program. My job was extremely flexible, so if I needed more time to work on my studies, it was not an issue. Time truly plays a major factor. As for what I wished I knew, I’m glad I didn’t have expectations, this allowed me to be open to learning – everything! So I guess my advice is to have an open mind. All the courses require responses that include how the week’s instruction affects your work experience, be willing to expand your knowledge to include the concepts being presented by both your peers and professors.
Any additional information you wish to share?
Enjoy the learning. That was the best part for me. To see how people the same ideas in different ways of care is truly enlightening. I was able to appreciate what types of information, the many contributors to positive medical care, value. I believe this will help me prepare when needing to present new ideas.