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Student Resources


Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar is the list of official dates for the university, including all deadlines. Make sure you know the important dates so you can avoid things like late fees or missing the deadline to graduate.

Required Classes

The catalog is the official list of required classes. Your catalog typically corresponds to the academic year in which you started classes at UTD. Click to access catalogs undergraduate Healthcare Management for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Ask Advising if you aren’t sure what your catalog is, or if you are completing a dual-degree program or MBA with a Healthcare concentration.

Certificates

To go the extra mile, you can obtain academic certificates in Healthcare IT and/or Lean Six Sigma in Healthcare Quality. Learn more here [insert doc later]. Because these are official academic programs, there are a number of strict deadlines associated so be sure to carefully read all information.

HMA

Healthcare Management Association: Join UTD’s Healthcare Management Association. A one-time dues of $25 gives you access to events with industry professionals, job and internship postings, and ways to connect with your classmates. HMA also sends out a weekly email that includes openings for internships and jobs. (If you can’t afford the dues, let us know.)

Events

UTD, JSOM, the Career Management Center, and Healthcare Management host events constantly. Take advantage of them! Talk to the speakers and ask for their business cards. If you’re nervous, take a friend with you. The best jobs go to people who know people.

Getting involved in the industry dramatically improves the likelihood of getting hired quickly. See below for recommendations compiled from alumni, faculty, and employers.

Professional Organizations

Get a student membership to local chapters of professional organizations. We recommend the following. Plus, keep an eye out for UTD-sponsored scholarships

  • American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) – best for those interested in working in a hospital
  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) – best for those interested in analytics, informatics, or IT
  • Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) – best for those interested in working at a medical or dental clinic

Shadowing

Shadowing is another way to understand the industry. Ask around to see if you know someone who works in healthcare and would let you follow them around at work for a day. If you don’t know anyone, call the HR department of companies and ask if they have opportunities for shadowing.

Internships

Internships are not required, but are recommended if you are not currently working in the healthcare industry. For tips and guidelines, click here [insert internships doc]

Business Cards

Business Cards: If you don’t have business cards (or even if you do!), UTD allows graduate students to order them with UTD branding. The cost is low and the process is simple. Learn more here .

Forney Fleming, MD, MBA Program Director
MS in Healthcare Leadership and Management
Quincy Sinele Program Coordinator
MS in Healthcare Leadership and Management
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