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Near the end of testing, I learned there were delays in the final construction of the new facility. I worked with my team and client to incorporate further testing and enhanced functionality into the work plans. With the client’s assistance, we were able to improve the picking process and product placement within the warehouse during the delay.
After the first week of go-live, one of the major setup programs was incorrectly slotting materials according to height instead of width. Because the team was confident to raise the issue directly to me, a major setback was quickly avoided during the receiving of product from the three discontinued warehouses. While we fixed and tested the program, the client stopped receiving product and corrected the slotted inventory.
The project was extremely successful, implementing on-time and within budget. To further emphasize the success of the project, the Warehouse Management Practice vendor used the project as their top achievement for the year, the client project sponsor was selected as one of two keynote speakers at the year-end Mythic Partners Regional Meeting, and the client was featured in multiple supply chain periodicals.
This experience motivated me to continue to improve my managerial skills. I coordinated a third-party review of the project, interviewing the key client participants and providing a questionnaire for the Mythic Partners staff members. The client praised our team approach, along with my ability to move into the new project management role.
From a challenges standpoint, I learned that I needed to continue to improve on my confidence to communicate with upper management, but there was significant improvement over the course of the project. Finally, my team appreciated my willingness to involve them in major project decisions and allow them to manage with limited supervision. After becoming certified in SAP, I successfully led Mythic Partners largest Warehouse Management Practice implementation that interfaced directly with a major SAP go-live. Capping off this experience, this past summer I felt very proud as all three of my team leads were promoted to Principal Consultants within the firm.
Short Application Essay for Medical School Describe any experience that influenced your decision to apply to medical school.
My exposure to the medical profession has been in the form of working with patients in a free care clinic. Being the first of four children, I have learned to venture into new territories on my own without any help and to pass my knowledge to my younger siblings. As a result, I have acquired the ability to help and work with people one-onone. While working at Mythic Pediatrics, I have observed Dr. XX respectfully and patiently explaining her diagnosis of an illness to children’s parents in simple terms that they understood. I also saw how she was able to use her native language to communicate with patients who did not know any English. I, too, have such an advantage; being of Pakistani descent, I can communicate fluently in Urdu as well as some Spanish.
In another instance of working at the pediatrician’s clinic, my first encounter with a patient having a disability required a creative solution to a simple problem. As I took out the chart and went to call in the next patient, I had not quite looked up from the paper when a nine-year-old boy in a wheelchair rolled in. The first thought that went through my mind was how I would take his height and weight. He clearly was not able to stand, and I was conscious of not wanting to embarrass him. Looking back through the old visit sheets, I found no previous record of his height and weight ever being recorded.
However, I did not want to treat him any differently as a patient because of his disability where it wasn’t necessary. Then I realized that I could easily acquire the two measurements with the help of the boy’s father. The boy’s father verified that he picked the boy up out of his wheelchair at home to bathe him and put him into bed, so I asked if he would be willing to pick up his son and get on the scale with him. I then took the weight of the two together on the scale, then weighed the father separately, and calculated the patient’s weight by subtracting the father’s. To determine the boy’s height, I had him lie down on an examination table and used a measuring tape. This encounter with this particular patient and his father, who were delighted to be treated with respect despite the boy’s disability, was an important one for me that helped me realize how I could apply creative thinking to patient care.