A Newsletter for Stakeholders of the Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management and Master of Health Administration Programs
March 2017 Health Administration Newsletter
Center for Health Policy Director to Study Electronic Sharing of Health Information in Primary Care
Dr. Joshua Vest will study the use and effectiveness of alternative methods of electronically sharing information in primary care settings.
Dr. John Wernert (MHA, '96)
"By having my Master of Administration it opened up leadership opportunities I wouldn't have been able to pursue as a clinician alone."
Preston Carson (BS in HSM, MHA, Class of 2020)
Carson wishes people knew how many career opportunities there are in health administration. "Healthcare has something to offer for everyone."
Description of the video:
[Video: Several students are sitting at a desk in a classroom talking.]
Jazmin: Internships are so important because a lot of people do not get the application piece.
[Video: A woman in a black and white top chats with a male student in an office environment]
[Words appear: Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health Indianapolis]
[Video: Students in a lecture classroom laugh and talk during a group discussion]
Jazmin: People want to know what you can do and so I do know when I graduate, (Jazmin appears onscreen in an office setting, wearing business attire) I have three years’ worth of experience that I can use that’ll be valuable when I do apply for jobs.
[ Words appear: Jazmin | Student]
[Video: Young man in a blue shirt sits at a computer working in an office environment. Woman with short hair is sitting in her office, wearing a black top and begins speaking.]
Emily: Internships are a great opportunity to really explore kind of where you want to go within your career.
[Words appear: Emily | Jazmin’s Internship Supervisor]
[Video: Man with black glasses, sitting beside a desktop monitor smiles and talks in background]
[Words appear: Amila | Student]
[Video: Young woman with black suit jacket and white top, sitting in a brightly lit room begins speaking]
Amila: My most recent internship has been at The Julian Center, the largest domestic violence shelter in Indy and it was one of the best experiences I’ve had.
[Video: Front of The Julian Center building and its sign is zoomed in on]
[Video: Jazmin walks through student campus center smiling, then video cuts to her speaking while sitting in an office environment. Jazmin is then shown packing a gift bag with items from a file cabinet.]
Jazmin: I’ve learned so many things about myself and just knowing as a professional, one day, that just learned like conflict management or learning about turnover and retention and just how important it is to keep people engaged and things that I probably would not have learned in the classroom that I’ve been able to learn in my internship.
[Video: Emily speaking in her office.]
Emily: Internships: it gets them the opportunity to set career goals under the mentorship of other professionals.
[Video: Young man in business attire walks into woman’s office to hand her a paper file. Then another young man wearing black glasses and a tie is shown in a cubicle looking over a document while holding a highlighter; he is shown in another office setting and begins speaking.]
[Words appear: Trevor | Student]
Trevor: After working at Eskenazi, I have really found a passion with consulting.
[Video: Woman, standing in Trevor’s cubicle, points to his computer screen while he watches.]
A lot of my internship was updating paperwork to the program called SharePoint.
[Video: The woman wearing black and white, sits in an office room and begins to speak. As she begins speaking, images of the hospital Trevor interned at are shown.]
[Words appear: Shirl | Trevor’s Internship Supervisor]
Shirl: Trevor was able to go to executive meetings. He went to regular staff meetings and he was able to see different aspects of healthcare.
[Video: Amila is shown in brightly lit room again, and begins speaking]
Amila: know now how a non-profit works; how different it is then working in a hospital or physician practice. And I think that deeper knowledge will set me apart from other candidates that may not have worked in a non-profit before.
[Video: Students talk while sitting at a desk together, followed by Jazmin speaking in the office again.]
Jazmin: When I was looking at my resume in class, I’m like, oh my goodness, I’ve done all this stuff. Whether it’s talking to students, whether it’s program planning, whether it has just been coordinating different events and scheduling, all these things that will be beneficial. Whether I go the health management route or if I go the public health route, all these things that I will be able to use and that will be profitable for any organization that I may work with.
[Words appear on white background: Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health Indianapolis; Internships in Health Services Management; PBHEALTH.IUPUI.EDU]
[Music for several seconds and video ends.]
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MHA Students Compete at UAB Case Competition
The team spent countless hours preparing for the competition, "This is an excellent opportunity to conduct a thorough analysis of a real problem in healthcare and apply it to a formal presentation."
Alumni Movers & Shakers: Megan Klopchin (MPH, MHA, '09)
"I believe that the more that alums support the school, the more the school will attract great students."
Accelerated BS in HSM - MHA Program
The accelerated master's program is a highly competitive opportunity for outstanding health administration students.
Are you interested in hiring FSPH graduates or interns? Do you want to mentor students, guest lecture or interview MHA applicants? Connect with us!
Are you a graduate of our BS or MHA program?
Our alumni keep our school strong. We'd love to stay in touch with you. Let us know if you are an IUPUI health administration graduate.
Night of Gratitude
Thu, Mar 23, 2017 | 5:30 PM
Night of Gratitude is an opportunity for master's students to thank their mentors, preceptors and others who had a positive impact on their career development. It is also an opportunity for the Fairbanks School of Public Health to thank those who support the program.
Alumni Networking Event
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 | 6:00 PM
ACHE 2017 Congress on Healthcare Leadership, Chicago