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Healthcare Management Student Association

The Healthcare Management Student Association provides students interested in health services administration with opportunities to enhance their knowledge of effective leadership skills in healthcare organizations and to develop their professional networks within the healthcare community. It is open to students enrolled in the degree or Certificate programs of the Department of Health Policy and Management. Additionally, the Healthcare Management Student Association is an affiliate of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Higher Education Network, which provides numerous resources for students, including the ACHE annual Congress.

The objectives of the Healthcare Management Student Association include:

  • Providing a vehicle for constructive student involvement, recognition, and representation in the profession of health services administration.
  • Providing an opportunity for students to meet with local and regional health services executives to enhance academic and career opportunities.
  • Establishing congruence between graduate and professional continuing educational activities to foster a skillful and sensitive approach to health services administration.
  • Providing faculty and students in health services administration with a forum for professional dialogue.
Speaker Series

The Healthcare Management Student Association holds monthly meetings during the regular academic year that include a reception for students, faculty and distinguished guests, and a current topic in health services administration presented by a local healthcare executive. The Executive also will assist the students in internships and employment.


The Western Florida Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives is the local ACHE chapter for the Tampa Bay area (http://wfc.ache.org), and the Healthcare Management Student Association President serves on this chapter as well. Members of the USF Healthcare Management Student Association are also encouraged to join and participate in educational and networking events hosted by the ACHE Western Florida Chapter.


If you are a student enrolled in a degree or Certificate program of the Department of Health Policy and Management and would like to join the Healthcare Management Student Association please complete the HMSA Application below and return it to one of the Advisors indicated on the form. HMSA Application

2013 Officers:

President: Joanne Brown
Vice President: Jonathon Hall
Treasurer A: Jason Crowe
Secretary: Ashley Novak