In late February, four Master of Health Administration students from the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI competed in the National Health Administration Case Competition at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (left to right: Sam Haines, Ellie Young, Sarah Potter, Lydia Pottschmidt).
The competition allows graduate students from CAHME-accredited programs an opportunity to put their knowledge into practice through a real-life, real-time case, and present their recommendations to a national panel of judges.
This year, the team members were Elli Young, Sam Haines, and Lydia Pottschmidt, with Sarah Potter participating as an observer. The team competed with MHA students from 43 colleges and universities across the country.
As with each competition, the case is based on complex issues faced by an actual health system. The students had approximately three weeks to analyze the case and develop recommendations to be presented to the panel of professional healthcare leaders.
Dr. Ann Johnston, MHA program director and assistant professor at the Fairbanks School of Public Health, served as the team’s advisor and joined them at the competition.