It would be very informative if the Regent discussed various
opportunities within the healthcare field (such as different opportunities in
hospital settings, physician medical groups, long term care, etc.). Hearing about
the Regent’s career path and any advice and suggestions regarding entering into
and advancing within healthcare administration careers would also be helpful. Another very beneficial topic to
discuss would be advice about what students should get involved in while
completing their program (such as healthcare volunteering, leadership positions
in their healthcare student organization, obtaining a part time job in a
healthcare organization, etc.). In
my program there seems to be quite a bit of confusion about whether it is best
to be a full time student and complete the graduate program in a shorter amount
of time or to work within healthcare and complete the graduate program part
time over several years. Students
also tend to be unsure about what point in the program is the best time to
complete internships (beginning, middle, or end of the program). It would be useful to students to have
an opportunity to get the Regent’s input regarding these questions. Another aspect the Regent could discuss
would be to highlight some areas within healthcare that seem to be upcoming
areas with a bright outlook, such as process improvement.
As far as I know my program has
not had any contact with the Regent.
The contact our healthcare student organization has had with the local
chapter has been fairly limited.
We have contacted individuals in the local chapter we have personal
connections with to speak to our organization and when they come they seem to
be very enthusiastic about speaking to us and excited to promote ACHE. It would be great if the local chapters
were more proactive about reaching out to university healthcare organizations
rather than waiting for the student organizations to contact them.
Health Administration ‘13