Health Systems Management: Career Services

Health Systems Management students receive ongoing career mentoring, counseling and related services throughout their academic career. During the first academic year, full-time students are placed in part-time jobs throughout Rush University Medical Center. The job sites include Perioperative Services, Nursing Administration Revenue Management, Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain, Medical Affairs, Rush University Medical Group and the Office of Transformation/Facilities Planning. The jobs provide practical experience, reinforce the course work, produce a more dynamic classroom experience, and offer students a multi-faceted perspective on the field of health care management. The student's manager also functions as a preceptor for the work experience.

Program faculty and staff provide assistance identifying opportunities for summer internships and part-time work during the second academic year and counseling/assistance to secure post-graduate fellowships or jobs.

While students receive individualized input regarding their career goals, the program's Professional Seminar series provides systematic training, guidance, and feedback in professional skills development and career planning.