Rajisha Shah MHA ’23 is recipient of McGaw Scholarship

December 7, 2022

Rajisha Shah MHA ’23 has been selected as a Foster G. McGaw Scholarship recipient by the MHA Program at Rutgers University.

Awarded by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), the scholarship was endowed by Foster G. McGaw, founder of the American Hospital Supply Corporation. McGaw recognized the importance of health administration education and AUPHA’s contribution to the field.  He established the fund to support the education of emerging leaders in the healthcare field

Currently in her second year with the Rutgers MHA program, Rajisha is interning in a business development capacity at XN Health, a medical device startup. At Rutgers, she has participated in several case competitions with her colleagues. Her teams finished among the finalists at the Cleveland Clinic Case Competition, third place at the Seton Hall Case Competition, and qualified as semifinalists at the Penn State Case Competition.

Rajisha also serves as president of the Rutgers Graduate Society of Healthcare Leaders. She has helped develop a Canvas page for the organization to share information and track event attendance and has helped plan student networking opportunities, including inviting professional industry leaders to speak. She is currently helping with the promotion of the Rutgers-ACHE Congress.

“All of these experiences have sharpened my data analysis, stakeholder management, and relationship-building skills. My career trajectory has helped me realize my competencies in healthcare management, and I look forward to further developing those skills,” she said.

Prior to joining the program, Rajisha earned a Bachelor’s in Physiotherapy from KJ Somaiya College of Physiotherapy and a Master’s in Physical Therapy-Neurology from Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, both in India. She practiced as a physical therapist for three years in her own clinic in India and also as the COO of a home healthcare start-up before shifting her focus to the administrative side of the healthcare industry.

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