Students and healthcare professionals recently came together for CTACHE’s 5th Annual East Coast Fellowship event, which focused on early career opportunities. Several student members of QU’s American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) chapter volunteered for the occasion. Sponsored by the Yale New Haven Health System for Excellence, guests learned of Marna Borgstrom’s journey to President and CEO of the Yale New Haven Health system. Borgstrom suggested taking every presented opportunity, even if it might not immediately jumpstart your ultimate career choice. She also stated how important it is to respect all levels of workplace structure; reflecting on her days as a unit secretary at Stanford Medical Center where she came to understand how nurses and staff members throughout healthcare work behind the scenes to make success attainable.
The event also featured a speed-networking portion where students were able to interact with the professionals and learn about fellowship opportunities. The night started many connections between students, fellows and healthcare professionals.