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Resources and Tools for BS Healthcare Management Students

College sometimes feels like a never-ending list of hoops to jump through. Consider this page your map to the obstacle course so that you can get from freshman year to graduation to the career you want without missing a turn.

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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 double majoring.

Fast Track

Fast Track is a way to take graduate classes that count for both your undergraduate and graduate requirements (kind of like AP credit in high school). Even if you aren’t sold on graduate school, it’s another way to set you apart from other job seekers. Click here [Fast Track doc] for specific information about Fast Track into the Master’s in Healthcare Leadership and Management. Talk to Advising if you’re interested.

Getting involved on campus makes your time at UT Dallas both more valuable and more fun. Check out the suggestions below to get started.

HMA

Healthcare Management Association: Join UT Dallas’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 community dramatically improves the likelihood of getting hired quickly. See below for recommendations compiled from alumni, faculty, and employers.

Volunteering

Every Healthcare Management major should get some experience in the healthcare industry. If you don’t have any experience with healthcare, you should volunteer in the field. Hospitals and clinics are often a convenient place to start looking.

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.

Professional Organizations

Get a student membership to local chapters of professional organizations. We recommend the following. Plus, keep an eye out for UT Dallas-sponsored scholarships! [Org links will be added later]

  • American College of Healthcare Executives – best for those interested in working in a hospital
  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society – best for those interested in analytics, informatics, or IT
  • Medical Group Management Association – best for those interested in working at a medical or dental clinic
  • Every Healthcare Management major is required to complete an internship before graduating. The internship needs to be related to the healthcare industry and must be approved before you start it.
  • To get an idea of what internships are out there and where to look for them, check this out.
  • While some internships are posted on company websites, you shouldn’t limit your search to that. Ask people you met when you volunteered or job shadowed. Pitch your own internship. Regularly check Handshake. Reach out to people you met at HMA events. There are opportunities out there, but you have to look for them!
  • If you want to use your job as your internship, contact us to work out the details.
  • To get 2 credit hours for your internship, you must complete 160 hours within one semester. For 3 credits, you must complete 240 hours within one semester. In rare cases, you can get a zero credit internship, which allows you to complete the internship requirement without paying tuition.
  • Once you receive an internship offer, you must get it approved on Handshake. Watch the video on this page for instructions. You will be required to upload the following documents before the internship is approved: insert here
Britt R Berrett, PhD Director
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Quincy Sinele Program Coordinator
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Rhea Woodcock Administrative Assistant
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