Student Associate Newsletter

January 2008
In this issue:
  1. Student Associate Eligibility Rule Change
  2. Student Track at Congress
  3. Student Networking Tips
  4. Use ACHE Resources in Your School Work
  5. Apply for Scholarships by March 31
  6. Get Involved With Your Local ACHE Chapter

1. Student Associate Eligibility Rule Change

We listened to your feedback and the Student Associate eligibility rule has changed, beginning immediately. Instead of having a limited number of years eligibility in each professional program (bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral), students now have a total of five years eligibility as a Student Associate to divide among programs as they wish. For example, this will better accommodate those who were Student Associates for two years at the bachelor’s level and then go on to three-year MHA/MBA programs. If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Membership at (312) 424-9400 or

2. Student Track at Congress

Our annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership is back in Chicago on March 10–13, 2008, at the Hyatt Regency. The Student Track at Congress includes sessions specially designed to meet the needs of Student Associates. A panel of healthcare management undergraduate students, graduate students and program directors selected the 10 courses that comprise the Student Track this year.

Congress is a great opportunity to interact with senior executives and other students, so register today! Student Associates receive a special discounted rate of $275 to attend Congress, a significant savings from the ACHE affiliate rate of $995 and the nonaffiliate rate of $1,195. Student Associate registration also includes two general sessions, a luncheon, a reception and additional seminar options.

3. Student Networking Tips at Congress

There are many chances to connect with fellow students and practicing healthcare executives throughout Congress. Check out these Student Networking Tips to help you maximize these opportunities at Congress or other events.

Register for the Student Associate Orientation on Monday, March 10, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. This orientation focuses on how to maximize the networking opportunities available and how to navigate Congress.

4. Use ACHE Resources in Your School Work

If you are looking for data, statistics or other information for your next research paper, use the Ray E. Brown Management Resource Center. This tool is available only to ACHE affiliates and provides a convenient format to find information from a variety of ACHE sources, as well as outside organizations.

ACHE provides several other resources that may be useful for your research, including:

  • Research reports on topics such as hospital CEO turnover, the career attainments of different racial/ethnic groups and the top issues confronting hospitals
  • Ethics Toolkit, including ACHE’s Code of Ethics and Ethical, Professional and Public Policy Statements

5. Apply for Scholarships by March 31

The Albert W. Dent and Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarships are designated for ACHE Student Associates enrolled in their final years of a healthcare management graduate program. Every year, 15 to 20 scholarships valued at $4,000 each are awarded. Applications will be accepted between January 1 and March 31, 2008. Please contact the Division of Membership at (312) 424-9400 or for more information.

6. Get Involved with your Local ACHE Chapter

Effective January 1, many of ACHE’s local chapters will operate under a combined membership structure. This means that ACHE affiliates are automatically members of their local chapter. This also will allow students to become more involved at the local level.

ACHE provides many resources for students to learn about their local chapters. Search the online directory to locate the chapter in your area. This directory also provides links to the chapter’s Web site and contact information for chapter leaders.

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