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Morgan Hartgrove

Title of Program: Healthcare Management and International Public Health

E-mail Address: mhartgro@vols.utk.edu

Hometown: Maryville, TN

Year: Sophomore

Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2018

Description of Program: My program combines Public Health, Business Management, and Global Studies in order to gain a better understanding of how to lead and advocate in the global healthcare environment.

Departmental Emphases: Biological Sciences, Public Health, Business Management, and Global Studies

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Laurie Meschke and Dr. Michelle Christain

Plans after graduation (career, graduate/professional school, etc.): I plan to pursue a career in medicine with a possible Masters degree in Public Health. From this point, I aspire to first practice as a doctor. After practicing for a few years, I would like to step up and take a leadership role in healthcare, putting my management and leadership skills to use.

Other Academic Interests: Psychology, Leadership, Nutrition

Study Abroad: Summer 2015: I plan to study abroad in South Africa through a programs abroad organization known as IES Abroad. Over the course of the summer, I will be studying Community Health and Development. This program allows me to examine the dynamic change in a country where healthcare is delivered in both developed and poverish environments. I will get to witness and participate in the effort to effectively deliver heath care to the country's less fortunate urban and rural residents.

Research Experiences or Internships: University of Tennessee Medical Explorations Program, Atlantis Project Internship (Cuenca, Spain), Sub-investigator for Patient-Centered research to Develop an Interactive Stroke Education Application- University of Tennessee Medical Center

Part-time employment; Hobbies; Campus Clubs/Activities: American Heart Association Intern, Children's Hospital Volunteer, Student Government, Chancellor's Honors Program, running, yoga, reading, cooking.

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