“My name is Sneha Kumari and I am from Delhi, India. I am currently pursuing my master’s in public health from Manipal University, India. I am a dental surgeon by profession and have had 2 years of experience of clinical practice in dentistry.
I come from a close knit family of five and I am the middle child which makes me a good mediator and a peacemaker. I definitely believe these are some of my few strength which enables me to work successfully in a team. While I can be a leader when necessary I can also play an equal role on the team when the situation demands.
Growing up, my parents always talked to me about how important it was that we all do that little extra bit. In a world where people are so busy with their lives, I think it’s important to take the time to think about what my role will be and what I leave behind for the future.This was always on the back of my mind even when I was a student or when I was working as a clinician. During this time I had the opportunity to meet people from different walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds which made me realise that health was subjective and awareness was limited. I think health is so basic, it is unfortunate and sad that even though people these days are trying really hard, we are coming up short.
Enrolling for Public Health has helped me orient my career in contributing to a bigger issue than just poor dental health. This is my attempt to help identify and work on health and health inequalities, spanning from the individual to the macro level. “
Highest Education: Bachelor of Dental Surgery - I.T.S Dental college, Ghaziabad
Date of Joining: June 1, 2020
Date Of Completion: June 30, 2020
“I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.” —Michael Phelps
Practicing as an associate dentist at a private clinic in New Delhi for 2 years, made me realise how subjective health is and how limited is the knowledge among people. Stepping out of my comfort zone and deciding to pursue a career is Public Health has allowed me to take a step towards a goal which resonates deeply with my social and moral obligations as a human. In the next one year I see myself successfully completing my Masters in Public Health as a distinguished student. During this course I also aim to learn an additional language (German or Dutch) for future job opportunities. I am interested in working in a Global setting and I believe it learning a new language will definitely be fruitful in my future endeavours.
Post the completion of my course I see myself motivated and full of zeal for getting myself enrolled for a PhD program abroad. With the changing times I believe it is extremely important for transnational exposure. Meanwhile I also aim to gain some concrete on field public health experience.
Informal writing skills
Knowledge about the health system of a different country
Analysis of comparative and contrasting features
1. Use of health informatics in public health setting
2. Analytical skills for understanding graphical representations
3. Comparing peaks and lows at different time period
4. Comparing data with different countries/states
5. Comparison with different dashboard and trackers
INSPIRE Virtual Experiential Learning Program - EVALUATION MATRIX
I was a part of the virtual internship program at FHTS from 1st June 2020 till 30th June 2020. During this internship I learnt about health systems of various countries. I also learnt how various countries are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and what policies and advisories are being introduced and implemented with respect to it.
The FHTS team is extremely supportive and encouraging. With their great work ethics and mentorship I have learnt a lot in this one month.