MHA Residency

The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program requires a summer administrative residency in a health service organization between the first and second year of coursework, unless an alternative practice experience is approved.  The objectives of the HSMP residency program are to enable you to:

  • Develop leadership skills, management skills, and policy analysis skills through direct participation in management activities and
  • Obtain practical information and knowledge about health services management and policy analysis.


"I have the privilege to work for and learn from a progressive health system that is at the forefront of this transformation, Intermountain Healthcare, and an innovative department that is bringing this transition into fruition, Population Health."
Read more about about Tim Dang's experience here.

The residency is a vital part of the total educational experience, and you will gain hands-on experience working alongside seasoned professionals who enjoy mentoring students. For a list of residency sites from 2014-2016 click here, or view the map below.

The MHA program coordinator will help you find a site that matches your interests and constraints.  Summer administrative residents should ideally be included as a participant and observer of the top management group during the residency period.  The ability to relate theory to practice is essential to the professional development of a health care executive.  Preceptors should expect the resident to function as a full-time member of the management group and should also give the resident opportunity to work at their maximum potential.  For complete program details, including suggested projects and stipend/salary information, please review our 2016 Summer Administrative Residency Guidelines.

"Hitting the submit button on my internship application for Massachusetts General Hospital was the extent to which I thought that dream would live out. But somehow, months later I found myself hauling a suitcase through the Boston subway towards my temporary home."
Read more about about Sarah Beinkampen's experience here.

Are you interested in hosting an administrative summer resident?  If so, please contact the HSMP Career Services Coordinator, Julie Robbins (614-292-1428) or complete the Residency Response Form. Please download fillable PDF to your computer before completing. Once complete, please save the document and email it to

 Click here to view our residency FAQs.

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