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.

Tim Dang

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.

--Tim Dang
Read more about Tim's experience.

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. View a list of residency sites from 2015-2017.

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 2017 Summer Administrative Residency Guidelines.

Sarah Beinkampen

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.

--Sarah Beinkampen
Read more about Sarah's experience.

Are you interested in hosting an administrative summer resident?

If so, please contact the MHA Program Director, Julie Robbins (robbins [dot] 11atosu [dot] edu or 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 cphatcph [dot] osu [dot] edu.

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