Dr. Kerilyn Nobuhara: Executive MHA, 2011
What brought you to the UW Executive MHA Program?
The curriculum for the UW Executive MHA Program best met my needs for my career goals. In addition, the program is highly ranked and known for its innovative health care leadership training.
How would you describe your educational background?
I have a biology degree from Pomona College in Claremont, California, and earned my MD from the University of Hawaii in 1990.
What is your professional background?
I am a board certified Pediatric Surgeon and former Associate Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics, and OB-GYN at the University of California San Francisco. Presently, I am doing locum tenens work while attending school, covering practices that need assistance on a temporary basis.
Are there any outstanding or unique experiences that you would like to share with regard to the UW Executive MHA Program?
Our cohort contains an impressive array of individuals from a wide variety of educational and professional backgrounds. Working in smaller groups has generated a lot of camaraderie in a productive and noncompetitive environment. My classmates are all invested in their educational experience, which creates a great learning dynamic in both the classroom and in meetings.
What do you feel are the strengths of the UW Executive MHA Program?
The strengths of the UW Executive MHA Program include the high quality of both faculty and students, the integrated nature of the curriculum, the focus on innovative leadership training, and the emphasis on self-awareness development.
What are your career goals, and how do you feel the UW Executive MHA Program is assisting you in reaching those goals?
I will continue to work on quality improvement and patient safety initiatives following the completion of this program. The UW Executive MHA curriculum is filling the knowledge deficits and helping me develop competencies that I will need in order to reach this goal.