Antara Sharma

BDS

I, Dr Antara Sharma, am a registered dentist. I have completed my Bachelors in Dental Surgery from Jaipur Dental College,2019 after completing my clinical internship. During my Bachelor of Dental Surgery, I learnt and became experienced in clinical training as well as developed my communication skills by dealing with people from different walks of life.

Following my passion for public health and research, I am currently pursuing Masters in Public Health in Prasanna School of Public Health, Manipal University with specialization in Health Policy. My areas of interest are Gender and health equality, Communicable diseases and non- communicable diseases, Health system strengthening, Occupational and environmental health etc.

Highest Education: BDS - Jaipur Dental College

Date of Joining: June 1, 2020

Date Of Completion: June 30, 2020

Goals

I have been always been an ambitious person when it comes to planning my goals for the future. For I believe that working without a goal or direction can never lead one to achieve something that they believe they can. So for me planning has always been useful when it comes to achieve something. When I introspect, where do I see myself in a year, I see myself completing my Master’s programme and getting employed in a health policy think tank, where I can learn new skills and incorporate what I learnt during my Masters programme specialization, so that I can gather experience and skills for my further step in life. And I also see myself having developed the qualities of persistence and patience, being financially independent and overall development of my skills in my career and also improvement of my overall personality. And in next three years, I see myself as being more experienced and being enrolled for Phd in Public policy in the desired university I want, and being the same person who is now more enthusiastic to learn new and also is being able to make a major impact in the lives of people through my work, I also see myself being a better person from before. But no doubt we can always face uncertainties sometimes, we can think of the situation right now of the pandemic it has changed many plans which each other and I think even in the face of uncertainty, there’s always an opportunity to learn from it and keep updating and improvising our plans for the future.

Antara Sharma

BDS

  • How to communicate in front of a camera and also the proper technique to make a video.

  • I learnt about in details about public health systems of the country which I was totally unaware of; it also improved my writing skills.

  • Keeping the content of the topics given restricted to 5 slides helped me to present quality content in the presentation and also taught me how to present relevant information, without information overload.

  • 1. To read the graphs and charts
    2. How to interpret data
    3. Analyze data on Covid19 in different countries and states of India.
    4. Track policies regarding covid19
    5. Track advisories in different countries and states of India

  • During the internship we only learnt the data interpretation and analysis with the help of graphs and chart.

Antara Sharma

BDS

INSPIRE Virtual Experiential Learning Program - EVALUATION MATRIX

I wanted to learn more about how a public health graduate carries out his/her work and what are their responsibilities.

Doing research on the public health systems of countries and the data analysis using SMAART rapid tracker.

I would recommend INSPIRE program to others.

Experience with INSPIRE Program

Testimonial

During the covid-19 pandemic, initially when there were no virtual opportunities of internship for students, FHTS provided us with that opportunity. Overall, the internship was a good learning experience for me, I learnt about the public health systems of different countries and also came into terms with the COVID-19 situation in different countries and states. It also improved my communication as well as presentation skills. This internship will definitely help me in my future profession when I work as a public health professional.