My decision to pursue post-graduation study in the
United States of America is one of the key drivers that have led me to want to
be a part of the graduate program at your prestigious institution. Eastern
Michigan University offers a versatile and dynamic program that I need to excel
in this vast and rapidly changing field. The
mission of Eastern Michigan University in imparting relevant skills and real-world knowledge to its students is very captivating.
Health economics is concerned with
the relationship between health and the resources needed to promote it. It
helps in identifying the problems faced in promoting health for all and in
understanding the behavior of the individuals, health-care providers, public
and private institutions and governments in decision-making. Health economics
can be used to promote healthy lifestyles and positive health outcomes through
the study of all the parties involved. Most importantly, there involves a
challenge in the efficient allocation of the limited resources for maximizing
health benefits. Hence, it is my desire to do a masters degree in Health Economics.
I did my schooling and graduation
in Kerala, India. I have also completed a foundation course in Human Rights sponsored
by the University Grants Commission of India (UGC). My graduate dissertation “A
study on the socio-economic conditions of Anganwadi workers in Kodamthuruth
Panchayath” was a case study on the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS)
of the government of India. The dissertation work provided me with the opportunity
to understand the need for early childhood development which is much needed for
a dynamic human resource. I was also
associated with Kerala Economic Association as a volunteer for their annual conference.
My interest in health economics
developed mainly due to my observations in the past few years. India, being a
developing country, lacks proper health assessment technologies. Kerala is a
state in India that has literacy rate, sex-ratio and Human Development Index
above the national average while health sector in the state and the country have
remained in a rudimentary stage. Even though there have been many health evaluations
and further implementations, the most vulnerable section of the society has
been deprived of their much-needed benefits. This requires a step-by-step
evaluation of the resources available and its proper allocation which can only
be done with the most efficient health assessment technology under Health
The need of the hour in a country
like India, as I have observed, is
efficient planning for allocating resources available in the locality to
enhance health conditions. It would be more effective to specialize in health
economics for a well-versed understanding of the discipline. I hope to enhance
my knowledge and skills in the field of health economics and efficiently
implement it back in my home country.
I am a hard-working and determined
person, ready for a new leap in my economics career. I will work hard in hope
that the quality of the effort I put in will result in high-quality knowledge.
All this gives me the motivation to apply to Eastern Michigan University. The
specializations offered in the course along with the practical method of
studies interest me immensely. This along with real-life work scenario every
week will be an exciting way to study and be ready for the actual job.
Developing the skill set both theoretically and practically is important in
this competitive world, and this course offers exactly that.
The education system in the United
States of America is one of the most efficient which has the best to offer in
the whole world to develop the skillset. If I get an opportunity to be a part
of this intellectually stimulating environment, I am sure to maximize my
talents and help in furthering the field of health economics.