Each year the first and second year MHA students attend the Annual Florida Hospital Association conference in Orlando, FL. The meeting features exceptional guest speakers and events. The attendees include hospital CEOS, their leadership teams, and other health care professionals, this is a networking opportunity students look forward to each fall.
Since the inauguration of the Health Administration Case Competition hosted by the University of Alabama, The University of Florida Master of Health Administration program has sent a team to compete. Over 30 teams from around North America are given 3 weeks to come up with a solution to a real life scenario. The teams then presented their proposals to judging panels that were composed of various health care executives. This case competition gives participants invaluable experience in putting classroom lessons to use in real life situations, solving complex issues and presenting solutions.
Every year HASA students take to the road to tour organizations in Florida. Students have been treated to visits at North Florida Regional Medical Center, Shands, Tampa General Hospital, Moffitt Cancer Center, Lakeland Regional Hospital, and Nemours Children’s Hospital. HASA works with organizations to put together C-Suite tours for students to get a peek inside what goes on in hospitals, facilities, and other healthcare organizations at an administrative level. This is a great opportunity for students to build relationships with hospitals, but also for hospitals to meet and recruit students. If you would like to host a tour of your hospital or facility we would be happy to talk with you about coordinating a trip.
Annually HASA works with administration to host an open house for incoming and prospective students. The recruitment chairs from both the first and second year classes work diligently to promote the event and our MHA program. After enjoying lunch and networking with the current classes attendees are welcomed and introduced to the MHA program with an informational presentation delivered by current students. Afterwards, attendees are divided into groups to participate in breakout sessions to learn more about the program and have an opportunity to ask questions one on one. All HASA members participate in the event and present to answer questions from those interested in the program.