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Career Development: While at HSM

As an HSM student, you will have ample opportunity for hands-on learning in a dynamic, world-class academic medical center located in a vibrant urban environment.

1st Year Work Experience
  • Guaranteed paid, part-time internships during the academic year at Rush University Medical Center
  • Opportunities to learn about different areas of the hospital, work on meaningful projects that make an impact, and interact with administrators and executives at various levels
Summer Work Experience
  • A number of opportunities to work full-time over the summer in Chicago, across the country, and around the world
  • Access to different organizations, from medical centers to medical groups to insurance providers
2nd Year Work Experience
  • Chicago is home to numerous health care organizations and this translates into a variety of opportunities for HSM students

Career Development: After HSM

Post Graduate Opportunities
Driven by its unique practitioner-teacher model, the curriculum and internship opportunities at HSM are aimed at ensuring that all students have a strong foundation in health care administration, as well as the analytical, communication, and critical thinking skills to succeed. HSM has a demonstrated track record of success.
  • Over 85% of HSM graduates are employed in administrative fellowships, consulting, and health care operations
  • The career services committee works diligently with students throughout the two years of the program to help them gain work experience and secure permanent positions prior to graduation
  • Students receive extensive support via:
    • networking events
    • behavioral interview skills exercises
    • case-based interview practice
    • resume and cover letter writing skills

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