The School of Global Health Management and Informatics offers several opportunities for students to get involved. Whether it is gaining real-world experience in an internship, learning about health systems in another country through study abroad, or networking with future colleagues through organizations, each experience brings opportunity for growth and success in your career.
Internships offer students the opportunity to apply theories and skills learned in the classroom to real-world healthcare settings. With hundreds of partnerships, the School of Global Health Management and Informatics provides numerous opportunities for students to gain valuable, hands-on experience.
Fellowships are scholarship opportunities offered to graduate students or recent graduates from one of our graduate-level programs. Fellowships provide students with the opportunity for hands-on learning and mentorship by top healthcare executives from across the country.
The School of Global Health Management and Informatics offers students opportunities for networking and career development through several student associations. Join an organization to connect with peers, volunteer at events, tour healthcare facilities and explore job opportunities.
Case competitions allow for a one of a kind of hands-on experience where teams are given a real-world problem in a health system that you are to solve within a certain time frame (typically 1 day – 2 weeks depending on the competition). The learning you gain through a case competition is far beyond what any one class can provide for you. For more information, please contact our Executive in Residence, Mr. Shannon Elswick.
Health Services Administration Student Association (HSASA)
The Health Services Administration Student Association offers networking opportunities for students pursuing careers in healthcare administration. Members participate in numerous events throughout the year including socials, intramural sports, philanthropic events and fundraisers.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School Chapter
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School Chapter at UCF is an extracurricular organization dedicated to providing students with real life experience analyzing problems, generating ideas for change, and measuring results. This is an organization that allows students to participate and lead in healthcare improvement projects with local clinics. For more info, please contact Aadith Menon, IHI President at email@example.com.
Graduate Health Network
The Graduate Health Network is an organization for students in the Master of Health Administration program. Join this organization to network and connect with other students in the program.
For more information, contact Kourtney Nieves.
NAHSE Student Chapter
The National Association of Health Services Executives at UCF promotes the advancement of black healthcare leaders and elevates healthcare services rendered to underserved communities.
The vision is to provide students with personal and leadership development training while serving as a catalyst for increasing minority representation within healthcare administration. For more info, please contact Brenden Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Health Information Management Association (SHIMA)
The Student Health Information Management Association promotes the health information management profession through educational events for students and volunteer opportunities that contribute to our campus and community.
For more information, contact Olga Lucia Russell.
UCF American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Student Chapter
The UCF American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) is a student organization within the ACHE of Central Florida Chapter. It is intended to guide future healthcare leaders of the benefits of becoming part of the nationwide organization: ACHE. ACHE at UCF includes opportunities for students to start their professional network with fellows, as well as with others that are interested in Healthcare Administration.
Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society
Upsilon Phi Delta is a select and distinguished national academic honor society for students studying healthcare administration. The society recognizes, rewards and encourages academic excellence in the study of health administration. For more information, visit them on Facebook.
Join a professional organization to connect with professionals in your field and advance your career.
- American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
- Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
- American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
- American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE)
- Medical Group Management Association(MGMA)
- Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
- Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
- Florida Health Information Management Association (FHIMA)
- Central Florida Health Information Management Association (Central FHIMA)
The Mentor Pods program is designed to help students prepare for post-graduation career moves. Students work together to build essential skills and abilities to stand out in a competitive market. Led by a team of faculty, monthly meetings are held to go over resume and career development with preparation and information on the fellowship application process. Students can join the Mentor Pods program as early as their first semester.
UCF in Taiwan: Asian Culture, Healthcare and Aging Society
In partnership with Chang-Gung University of Science and Technology, Chung-Shan Medical University and Hsiang Shang Social Welfare Foundation, as well as with local communities, the School of Global Health Management and Informatics offers an integrated study abroad program in Taiwan.
Students explore how Asian culture, values, and lifestyles influence the health of individuals and communities in Taiwan. Students learn about Taiwan’s universal health insurance system, long-term care policies and resources related to an aging society. Students also observe community-based senior health programs in action. Site visits may include long-term care facilities, senior centers, night markets and cultural sites.
Exploring Healthcare Systems
In collaboration with Javeriana University in Columbia and various key departments at UCF, the School of Global Health Management and Informatics invites students for an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the healthcare system in Columbia. This program examines the socio and cultural characteristics of healthcare disparities in the diverse populations that make up both Colombia and the United States. Students will gain a basic understanding of the key elements of healthcare systems and will be able to identify useful ideas to address quality, access and delivery of care issues through a socio, economic, political and cultural lens.
This program will also include visits to the Javeriana campus, the Institute for Public Health research group, healthcare organizations and community health programs.
For more information, visit UCF Study Abroad.