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.
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 2014-2016.
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.
Are you interested in hosting an administrative summer resident?
If so, please contact the MHA Program Director, Julie Robbins (robbins [dot] 11osu [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 cphcph [dot] osu [dot] edu.