His most recent intern, Jill Kennedy, joined the team last summer for four months to take on a number of projects, including an analysis of the relationship between patient visits to the Lower Mainland’s emergency rooms and the demand for medical imaging orders from those visits.
“It was important work and Jill needed to communicate with other members of staff to find out the initial information for the project and put together the necessary data,” says Garzon.
For Garzon, MBA interns have a unique set of skills they bring with them when they take on assignments which set them apart.
“It’s about having access to a diverse pool of talent equipped with data analytics, communications or other transferable skills that are valuable in health care,” he says. “I think the experience is beneficial for everyone.”