PSM Program - Health Informatics & Bioinformatics
Internship Site - Spectrum Health
With a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and Business Administration from India, Sree was determined to pursue a graduate degree in the United States. Grand Valley State University provided an opportunity for her to achieve this dream. Starting off in the Public Health program, Sree changed to the Health Informatics and Bioinformatics PSM program. She believed pursuing Health Informatics and Bioinformatics would be a more suitable platform to work as an application-oriented environment with the bright future of the data science fields.
Having minimal experience in data sciences prior to starting a master’s degree, she leaned on her newfound enthusiasm and curiosity to help make learning a fun process. While earning a master’s degree, she worked as a graduate assistant (GA) for the Physician Assistant Studies department. The GA was responsible for extracting, cleaning and analyzing both student and department performance data for the overall department. This experience gave Sree the unique insight of learning course materials and applying them in a practical way.
In her final semester at GVSU, Sree had the opportunity to work as a paid intern for three months at Spectrum Health which led to a full-time position as an Application Developer Analyst in their Data Analytics and Bioinformatics department.
The PSM curriculum and the opportunities at GVSU helped Sree reach new heights in her academic and career accolades. She feels fortunate to receive her master’s degree from GVSU and is happy to advance in the field, while calling Grand Rapids her second home.
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