YEREVAN, Armenia – On October 30, 2014 the American University of Armenia (AUA) School of Public Health held an open house for prospective students of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program. MPH Alumnus Dr. Kushagra Mahansaria (MPH 2009) led the informative and interactive presentation about the importance of public health, the AUA School of Public Health, and gave specific examples from his experience how investing in future was valuable; his presentation was accompanied by important comments and additional information from Dr. Byron Crape and Dr. Varduhi Petrosyan, Associate Dean of AUA School of Public Health. The participants watched the video about the MPH Program.
During the open house over 30 prospective applicants, majority of who were from India, had a chance to learn about the Master of Public Health (MPH) program and career opportunities for public health professionals and physicians with public health education, focusing on opportunities in India. The participants had a chance to interact with the MPH 1st year and 2nd year students, alumni from different years of graduation, and faculty members who helped them to understand better how earning an MPH degree could influence their future career growth opportunities and why to choose the AUA School of public Health for their studies. MPH current students Balu Vignesh Thavidu Rajan and Joshua Chadwick Jayaraj shared their experience on how prospective students could earn their MPH degree from AUA while working towards their medical degree. After the presentation the prospective students had an informal interaction with the current students and graduates.
The AUA School of Public Health works actively to improve the health of the populace and health services in Armenia and the region through interdisciplinary education and development of public health professionals and others to be leaders in public health, health services research and evaluation, and health care delivery and management.
Dr. Kushagra Mahansaria (AUA MPH 2009)
during the presentation
Master of Public Health program open