Eight Master of Health Administration (MHA) students shared their summer internship experiences with faculty, staff and fellow students at a recent debriefing at the UNTHSC School of Public Health. Students shared details of their projects and assignments, lessons learned and the value gained. The opportunities helped students sharpen their skills in research, reporting, analysis, project management, leadership, professionalism and presentation, communication and other specialized areas.
According to Dr. Elizabeth Trevino-Dawson, who served as this summer’s MHA internship advisor, the program allowed students to “fully engage” in the organizations they worked with, taking on large-scale assignments, managing real-world responsibilities, finding their own answers to business challenges and contributing to their organization’s overall team. The internships also provide networking opportunities and often lead to full-time positions with the companies.
Pictured from left to right (back row) are Garrett Boland, who presented his experiences on LoopBack Analytics;Kent Palmore and Matthew Stabe, who discussed their experiences with Baylor Health Care System – Office of Patient Centeredness; and (front row) Shilpa Chhadwa, who interned with Genesis Physician Group; Karyssa Bowers, who shared her experiences with Pioneer ACO-North Texas Specialty Physicians; Alexis Hunter, who interned with Baylor Family Medical Center-Waxahachie; and SriLakshmi Gummadi, who interned with North Texas Area Community Health Center, Inc. Chelsea Hart, who interned with Texas Health Resources Southwest Hospital, also shared her experiences via online video.