Course ID: MED 797BH/997BH
Discipline: Not Patient Care
Prerequisites:  8 or more weeks of core clerkships.
Available Sites:  Saginaw
Duration: 4 weeks

Description

The purpose of the Healthcare Administration rotation is to prepare the student to better understand the administrative aspects involved in a healthcare institution. This rotation will allow students to attend a series of administrative meetings during the block, introducing them to a full breadth of administrative processes and responsibilities being managed regularly in the healthcare setting.  This elective will help students to understand rationale for decisions that govern day to day hospital operations. This is an ideal elective for students to may be interested in an administrative career to gain early exposure and experience to the field.

Key Objectives

  • Students will apply their medical knowledge to understand hospital processes and decision-making that occurs at the administrative level to guide and facilitate the safe and cost-effective care of patients in the hospital setting.
  • Students will draw on their patient care experiences to understand hospital processes and decision-making that occurs at the administrative level.
  • Students will reflect on their own patient care and the care they have witnessed during their clinical experiences as it pertains to hospital goals and initiatives. 
  • Discuss and understand how hospital systems and departments must be integrated at the administrative level to ultimately facilitate optimal patient care hospital –wide.
  • Participate in interdepartmental discussions and communicate respectfully and professionally with colleagues to work toward joint decisions to improve common goals.
  • Demonstrate skilled listening and responding in communicating with hospital administrators, caregivers, and colleagues.
  • Treat patients and their families as equal partners with all members of the health care teams in the management of their health
  • Participate in interdepartmental discussions and communicate respectfully and professionally with colleagues to work toward joint decisions to improve common goals.
  • Students will dress professionally in business attire with badge visible at all times during formal meetings.

Assessment Method

College of Medicine standard elective assessment will be completed by supervising faculty at conclusion of elective clerkship.

Scheduling Information

Interested students should contact CMU College of Medicine Department of Distributed Clinical Education at CMEDDCE@cmich.edu.