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Elyssa Kotzen, MPH

Elyssa Kotzen, MPH

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HCC is absolutely worthwhile – HCC employs the highest caliber of interns using an extensive selection process. Because the HCC program is so selective, Partners would be missing out on great talent if they do not sponsor HCC interns.

Education

  • Brandeis University, BA, Health, Science, and Society, Policy
  • Brandeis University, BA, Business
  • Boston University, MPH, Health Policy and Management

Current Employment

  • Manager, Disease Center Operations; Medical Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Nominated for the 2009 Excellence in Management DFCI Award

Top enjoyment of HCC

  • Spending the summer with Partners and building her professional network
  • Gaining exposure to a variety of experiences that one may not otherwise experience in a lifetime of work
  • Appreciating the outstanding mentorship of Claire Sullivan at MGH Ambulatory, who gave her excellent experiences and opportunities to excel

Long term benefits of HCC

  • Confidence and desire to overcome any challenges in the workplace
  • Environment necessary to learn essential teamwork skills
  • Early exposure to working in world-class institutions

Top 3 benefits HCC interns offer to Host Organization partners

  1. An outside perspective and a fresh look at systems/processes/procedures
  2. Reliable and eager interns will do just about anything for an enriching experience
  3. Longevity within the partner’s organization – “Ideally HCC interns would come full circle as I did – complete an internship, graduate, pursue higher education, and return to the partner’s affiliated organization as an employee.”

HCC – A worthwhile investment?

“YES YES YES. It is absolutely worthwhile – HCC employs the highest caliber of interns using an extensive selection process. Because the HCC program is so selective, Host Organization partners would be missing out on great talent if they do not sponsor HCC interns.”