Healthcare Administration Scholars Program

The University of Michigan Healthcare Administration Scholars Program (HASP) is a 20 month educational experience designed for house officers interested in pursuing healthcare administration as part of their careers. The primary goal of this program is to better prepare graduates to succeed in a leadership position in their field, which may require healthcare administration skills.  Additionally, the program would allow participants to establish a network for future collaboration.

The curricular objectives will be accomplished via the use of pre-requisite readings, small group seminar -style didactics, expert panel discussions, workshops, and capstone projects of the Scholar’s choosing.   Each participant will be expected to identify an issue relevant to his/her interests and activities and develop an individual project.  This project will provide the scholar with an opportunity to apply the principles, skills and methods acquired in the program.  The completed projects will be expected to be of a quality that will lead to publication in an appropriate professional/scholarly journal.  The completed projects will be presented at a final program seminar and can be submitted to a relevant regional or national meeting. 

The goals of the Healthcare Administration Scholars Program are: 

a.         To train residents and fellows in the basics of healthcare economics, healthcare law and regulations, hospital administration, operations management, quality and safety in health care, aspects of inter-professional education with other healthcare disciplines, healthcare information systems, advocacy on behalf of the medical profession and leadership principles.

b.         To provide the foundation and training necessary for residents and fellows to pursue a career in hospital or medical administration.

c.         To allow residents and fellows the opportunity to explore what a career in hospital and medical administration entails.

d.         To assist the participant in setting up a network for future collaboration, and in identifying appropriate mentors within their focus area of healthcare administration.

e.         To prepare graduates of this program for faculty level administrative positions or to pursue further graduate study in this area.