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Healthcare strategies for doctoral degrees

INSTRUCTION: As healthcare undergraduate students many of you may decide to further your education and even obtain Doctoral degrees. This assignment is to give an idea and to envision you applying for a doctoral program. Please write a letter of intent, put together a document detailing how and why you will be a successful doctoral learner. Be sure to address the following aspects

1. Why would you pursue a Practitioner Scholar Terminal Degree as opposed to a Research Terminal Degree?
2. What ideas can you have to put together for your healthcare dissertation?
3. What is your plan of action and/or strategies for success in both the classes and the on-site residency classes? (Previous class, experiences, time management skills, emotional, personal and professional support systems, financial support including a plan for out of pocket expenses, etc.)
4. What are your strategies for working well independently and within the team environment that is part of the doctoral learning model?
5. What are your abilities/strategies for adapting to change, new perspectives and new concepts?
6. How receptive are you to constructive criticism?

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INSTRUCTION: ...Please write a letter of intent, put together a document detailing how and why you will be a successful doctoral learner.

[I] would be a successful doctoral learner because of my commitment to education, learning, research, and work experience in my field. Although my current goal is NOT to pursue a doctoral degree, I would rather pursue a practitioner-scholar degree.

1. Why would you pursue a Practitioner Scholar Terminal Degree as opposed to a Research Terminal Degree?

A practitioner-scholar degree gives one far more options than a sole "research" degree. A scholar can teach, do research, or work as a practitioner in a field; conversely, a researcher would only do research. Mitchell & Greenwood (n.d.) says, "Embedded in the practitioner-scholar model is the belief that professional identity is not a static phenomenon that ends once a terminal degree or appropriate licensure or certification is achieved but instead consists of life-long learning that evolves as the field does. The goal is to develop research, critical thinking, conceptualization, problem-solving, and other scientific skills..."

http://www.myacpa.org/comm/ccaps/Feature-Prac-ScholarModel.htm

2. What ideas can you have to put together for your healthcare dissertation?

The ideas I can have to put my healthcare dissertation together may come from important issues in the field that need further discovery, my own research interests, or certain topics about patient ...

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1000+ words provide an example letter of intent to applying for a doctoral program, including a plan of action and your motivation.

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