UC Davis graduate student Stacy McCarthy

UC Davis Grad Slam Finalist: Stacy McCarthy

Meet Stacy McCarthy,
 Nursing Graduate Student and Grad Slam Finalist


Stacy McCarthy

​Program and Degree
Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership, Master of Science, 2nd year

Research Interests
Patient-centered care, working with deaf and hard of hearing patients

Previous Degree(s) and College(s)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, CSU - Sacramento

Grad Slam Presentation Title
Best Practices for Working With Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patients

Describe your presentation style in three words.
Friendly, engaging, informative

What did you do to prepare for Grad Slam?
Focus on gaining the audience's attention, practice pacing and timed delivering.

What initially attracted you to your field of study?
Past personal experiences and a strong desire to improve healthcare and health outcomes.

What do you like to do in your free time?
I enjoy cycling and exercising, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

If you could invite one person (from any point in history) to sit in the audience and view your presentation at the March 13 Final Round, who would it be and why?
I would invite Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, so she could see how far our profession has come!

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I see myself as a Nurse Educator, sharing my knowledge an experience, inspiring my fellow nurses, and creating positive changes in the healthcare system that lead to better outcomes for our patients.

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About Grad Slam

UC Grad Slam is an annual contest in which master’s and Ph.D. students across UC campuses – in disciplines ranging from hard sciences to humanities – compete to sum up their research for a general audience. Students should present the significance and fundamental points of their work at UC Davis in a clear, direct, and interesting manner.

Presentations should be no longer than three minutes in length and prepared for a diverse audience comprised of students, faculty, and community members. Judges will strongly consider clarity and effectiveness of the presentation by a general university audience. 

Learn more by visiting the Grad Slam webpage.

About Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies at UC Davis includes over 100 dynamic degree programs and a diverse and interactive student body from around the world. Known for our state-of-the-art research facilities, productive laboratories and progressive spirit – UC Davis offers collaborative and interdisciplinary curricula through graduate groups and designated emphasis options, bringing students and faculty of different academic disciplines together to address real-world challenges.

UC Davis graduate students and postdoctoral scholars become leaders in their fields: researchers, teachers, politicians, mentors and entrepreneurs. They go on to guide, define and impact change within our global community.

For information on Graduate Studies’ current strategic initiatives, visit the Graduate Studies strategic plan page.

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