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4. ACHE Chapters and Students

Last post 09-24-2012, 12:33 PM by TFlowers. 3 replies.
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  •  08-31-2012, 11:07 AM 9790

    4. ACHE Chapters and Students

    All ACHE members are automatically members of their local ACHE chapter at no additional cost. ACHE encourages chapters to reach out to students in ways that will enhance their academic experience. Please provide some examples of programs and services valuable to students that you would like to see provided by chapters.

  •  09-09-2012, 4:55 PM 9800 in reply to 9790

    Re: 4. ACHE Chapters and Students

    At our program's affiliated hospital, I've heard from directors and executives that their graduate programs had Student ACHE chapters. They would use these student chapters to aid in fundraising to help students cover the cost of attending Congress. Currently, our school gives students a stipend to help send them to Congress, but the cost still deters some from attending. I feel that if our local chapter had some sort resources or support to help our program plant a student ACHE chapter, it would be highly beneficial to help students get involved in ACHE.

     

    Philip Talcott

    Master of Health Administration Candidate, 2013

    Medical University of South Carolina 

  •  09-20-2012, 9:38 PM 9807 in reply to 9790

    Re: 4. ACHE Chapters and Students

    One of the most valuable services the local chapters could provide would be to have a program for students to be able to connect with a mentor.  It could be very helpful if it were structured to be a list of individuals who have agreed to be part of a “mentor database” with bio information about the area they work in currently and their past healthcare career experiences.  If it were structured in this format it would allow students to identify which mentors they are interested in connecting with.  It would also allow students to reach out to these individuals for a more brief interaction to learn more about the mentor’s area within healthcare and the type of work they do to determine if it is an area of interest that the student should consider pursuing.

     

    Chapters should also ensure that events have at least one component or speaker that would be relevant to students so they would be interested to attend.  My local chapter’s upcoming career positioning and professional development event is a good example of a topic that would be beneficial to students as well as professionals looking to advance within healthcare.  One of the challenges, at least for my local chapter, is that students do not consistently attend the local chapter events due to the need to travel long distances to the event location.  My local chapter attempts to hold events in various locations within Michigan, which makes it difficult for students to attend when they need to coordinate traveling long distances to the event with their schedules.  It would be great if the local chapter could do a small event once a year either on campus or in the same city as the campus so students could attend.  This type of modified event directed toward students could be done in conjunction with the visit the Regent is supposed to make to the university each year.  It would be very helpful to many students to have an opportunity to hear a variety of speakers describe their career path and provide advice and suggestions to students about entering into and advancing within healthcare administration careers.

     

    Molly Thompson

    Grand Valley State University

    Master of Health Administration ‘13

  •  09-24-2012, 12:33 PM 9811 in reply to 9790

    Re: 4. ACHE Chapters and Students

    A career planning event would be very useful for students.  Students are working hard to obtain the advanced degree, but many are  not sure what will come after that.  Another service would be a leader-to-leader program, where a current healthcare executive could help advise a student on how to seek opportunities in healthcare. 

    Tranel H. Flowers

    Texas Women University

    Masters in Health Care Administration, 2013

    Tranel H. Flowers

    Texas Women University

    Masters in Health Care Administration, 2013

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