Q: Do I require a science background or healthcare experience to join the healthcare industry?
A: We take in graduates from any discipline.
Q: Do I need an honours degree?
A: We will take a holistic approach to review each application. We do look for graduates who not only do well academically but also with strong non-academic track records (eg co-curriculum activities, leadership and internship) with a keen interest in public healthcare and passion in joining the healthcare industry.
Q: What do MAP look for in terms of quality?
A: Individuals who are humble and have an insatiable hunger to learn. Individuals, who are analytical and adept at project management, have creative penchant for problem solving and have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Q: What are some of the departments that MA can be posted to in each institution?
A : Generally the departments will be categorized into the 3 functional areas. Patient Operations, Support Operations & Services, and Corporate & Strategic Planning. Also depends on the development.
● Patient Operations: MAs can expect themselves to be involved in projects that affect our patients' experiences. These include departments such as Clinic Operations, Allied Health Services and Pharmacy.
● Support Operations & Services: MAs will have the opportunity to experience healthcare from behind the scenes. These include departments like Facilities Development Office, Resource Management and Emergency Planning.
● Corporate and Strategic Planning: MAs will be exposed to healthcare administration and planning from a macro perspective. These include departments like Population Health, Organisational Development, Planning and Development.
Q: What are the pre-requisites to apply for the Healthcare MAP?
A: A bachelor's degree. We do look for graduates who not only do well academically but also with strong non-academic track records (e.g co-curriculum activities, leadership and internship) with a keen interest in public healthcare and passion in joining the healthcare industry.
With Masters also can apply. (With strictly less than 2 years' work experience).