I am Dr Kanchan Singh, currently pursuing PGDM (executive) -HEALTH PROMOTION from NIHFW, Delhi. Started my career as a Dental Surgeon I found myself inclined towards the preventive aspect of the Treatment & proactive approach.
Furthermore, working as a Health Project Manager (Hygeia Healthcare) as well as conducting Health Education workshops for School Health Programmes, motivated me to pursue & explore the field of public health & health promotion.
I believe an internship at FHTS would provide me with the exposure required to develop skills & enhance knowledge as well as build a foundation in Research, Healthcare technology and other domains of Public Health and would allow me to explore opportunities under the same.
Highest Education: BDS - HP Govt Dental College & Hospital Shimla -HP
Date of Joining: August 24, 2020
I am Dr Kanchan Singh , currently pursuing my PGDM – Health Promotion from NIHFW, Delhi . I completed my BDS from GOVT DENTAL COLLEGE , SHIMLA. I have recently joined as an INSPIRE intern at FHTS , Delhi . I believe the field of public health and healthcare in general is constantly evolving in response to the needs of communities and population around the world and outbreak of Pandemic – Covid-19 has further emphasized on the importance of public health across globe. The underlying mission of public health i.e. to improve the condition & behavior that affects the health of people , has motivated me to pursue & explore the field of Public health.
With this Aim, a year from now , I aspire to gain knowledge , skills & experience in the field of public health & its domains so as to develop a foundation in practical approach to deal with different issues and challenges associated with them . While conducting Health education workshops for adolescents groups at school level I came across various challenges where I realized a lacunae of practical approach . Providing information about the issue is pivotal but to bring a behavior change based on that or motivation to sustain a behavior change at individual or community level needs more pragmatic approach and should be specific & customized as per needs . So ,I would like to improve & work on this approach for about a year or so .. till I gain experience & skills to develop strategies based on need assessment to address such issues.
Furthermore , I believe this virtual internship program would provide me the exposure required to understand the various aspects of practical approach .(One such approach I get familiar with ,while making ppt, is -Smaart RapidTracker.) As far as 3 years from now is concerned , I would like to see myself pursuing a career in Public health . I believe expert guidance , mentorship & teamwork is pivotal for ones growth in public health . So ,3 yrs from now I aspire to develop a network with like minded people & under good mentorship would like to explore various opportunities . I have a keen interest in adolescents health issues as i believe behavior adopted during adolescence continues into adult life too, so right intervention at right age would work wonders . So ,3- 4 yrs from now, I would like to see myself associated with Health programs like – National school health programmed , or adolescent reproductive & sexual health (ARSH). Or any such programs at national or state level or else I would probably be associated with health programs at individual – organizational level. As a long term goal, I would like to practice public health , research health issues & educate people on health issues , as an effort to bring a change & improve health of people – Regionally , Nationally & globally.
Virtual internship program has a lot to offer who are interested in public health. I joined this program to learn about public health and after 3 months I have learned a lot mainly the practical aspects. I have acquired skills like Data collection and interpretation, comparisons ,drawing inferences as well as to analyze polices related to data .With making various PPTs during the internship one gets to understand various approaches taken to get the data and how to access the information relevant to public health . I also learned the systematic way of writing a blog as well as summarize the papers for essential information. So to sum up you get to know the practical aspect and approaches of public health as well as learn how to communicate in public health.