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Health Services Management Internship

HSM 494 Internship

The internship course was developed to provide training for Health Services Management senior students and to enrich their academic experiences.  The course is a planned and supervised learning experience gained through direct observation and actual practice of administrative responsibilities and processes in a selected health care organization.  

Students will complete their internship with an assigned preceptor through a Memorandum of Understanding between the health care organization and the University, as well as a clear line of communication between the faculty advisor and the preceptor. 

Assignments may differ depending on the students learning style and/or the health care facility. Each health care organization will offer different learning opportunities. However, the following goals should be accomplished: 

  1. Students will gain knowledge, skills and abilities which are not available in the classroom but helpful for training in the field of health services management.
  2. Students will apply what they have learned from their undergraduate health services management program while making a contribution to the health care organization.
  3. Students will develop a sense of professional responsibility while enhancing their growth and building their confidence.

Note: Students must not perform patient care.