- Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
By Ryan Clark
CHS Communications Director
Shanna Oram could list the obstacles she’s faced along the way. A non-traditional student. A family. COVID. But Oram, a 40-year-old Practice Manager here at UK, chooses to focus on the end goal.
On Friday, she will graduate — and the pride comes through when she talks about what it will mean to her.
“My kids will be able to see that I stuck with it and succeeded despite many obstacles,” she said.
In celebration of that commencement ceremony, here’s five questions with Shanna Oram …
I am currently a Practice Manager here at UK and felt that furthering my leadership skills was vital in my role.
It will be important to me since I am a non-traditional student who came back to school later in life. This last year has not been easy managing a practice with all the COVID changes day to day and raising a family.
I really enjoyed Dr. Karen Clancy, PhD, MBA, BHS, MT.
I will remain in my current role for now.
This is an excellent program that covers pretty much all you need to know, even for someone who comes into it with little to no healthcare experience. It also touches on a broad range of topics, including Health Policy to Health Law, etc. So it gives you a good idea of many areas you could go into if Management or Leadership are not for you.