College of Health Professions


Health Care Management Major

HCMN Internship Course Description & Forms

HCMN Internship 495 (12 Units); Full-Time 40hrs/week

Students must apply for the internship in the semester PRIOR to enrolling in HCMN 495.

  •  For FALL placement in HCMN 495, all coursework must be completed by the start of the fall semester (summer course work allowed);
  • For SPRING placement in HCMN 495, all coursework must be completed by the start of the spring semester (minimester course work allowed)
  • There are no SUMMER internships at this time.

The internship is an integral part of the Health Care Management curriculum and should be planned in terms of the Intern's abilities, needs and interests. The following procedures guide is intended to assist the Intern in planning and completing the internship experience.

The Health Care Management student preparing for an internship experience must be active in planning his/her internship by seeking advice and assistance of his/her faculty advisor and/or the Program Director, speaking to current Interns about their experiences and maintaining a personal calendar whereby all pertinent information, dates and deadlines related to the internship preparation and experience are maintained.

Before Beginning your Internship

All students must:

  • Review and understand the Internship Handbook

                 HCMN Internship Handbook                                     

  • Attend the Pre-Internship Meetings held the semester prior to the expected internship start date

                        Internship Meeting Dates

  • Meet with the Internship Coordinator and/or Faculty Supervisors to identify and select appropriate organizations that meet student's goals and interests for the internship.
  • Review the HCMN Site Summary binder and HCMN Portfolios of which contain reflections,recommendation letters, case studies, etc. at various internship sites written by previous interns; located in Linthicum Hall, Rm 121. *A brief list of currently established health care organizations where placements are offered can also be found hereInternship Sites
  • Follow all directions and adhere to deadlines

Students not adhering to the steps below AND the policies and procedures as outlined in the HCMN Internship Handbook risk NOT being placed for an internship.

     

Selecting and Interviewing for the Internship

The student must:

  • Select their top 3 sites for a potential internship once meeting with the Internship Coordinator
  • Prepare a resume and cover letter.
  • Upon approval by the Internship Coordinator, contact the selected health care organization to

                arrange an interview

  • Notify the Intership Coordinator via email of the arranged interview date and time
  • Prepare for the interview; this includes researching the organization, the department and the

                Preceptor;

  • Bring the Interview Form to the interview and ask the Preceptor to fax it to the Program

                Director at 410-704-4670 within three business days;

                            Interview Form (PDF)

  • Send a professional written note of thanks to the Preceptor in a timely manner.

Completing the Internship

The student must:

  • Complete a full semester (16 week) internship with a minimum of 40 hrs/week at a designated internship site.
  • Attend required on-campus seminars (3 per semester) and a Career Day event.
  • Create a professional Assessment Portfolio; submitted from each student as the capstone assignment. The contents of the portfolio are gathered throughout the course of study in the Program, with most major pieces being developed during the Internship. Detailed requirements of the Internship Portfolio can be found below:

    Internship Portfolio Requirements


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Note: Students will receive permits for registration from the Department Chair and/or Program Director only after receipt of the completed Interview Form

 

**Faculty are responsible for planning, developing, and implementing curriculum for programs of study that are reflective of the needs of the field and the certifying and accrediting bodies of our disciplines. The Health Care Management Internships are part of the curriculum in the majors. The sites that participate in these Internships have been reviewed and approved for inclusion in our curriculum by the Health Care Management Program Director of the Department of Health Professions.

 

All sites must sign a Letter of Agreement with the Department of Health Professions, a legal document that stipulates how the Internship Site will be providing an educationally appropriate setting for our students. This document can only be signed by University officials. Students are not legally allowed to enter into negotiations with potential internship sites.

 

 


Department of Interprofessional Health Studies
Linthicum Hall, Room 121

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.


Phone: 410-704-4049
Fax: 410-704-4965



 

HCMN Internship

Contact Information

Cyrus Engineer, DrPH, MHA, MHS

Program Director of Health Care Management

Assistant Professor

cengineer@towson.edu

Office:

Linthicum Hall

Room 115C

410-704-6280
Fax: 410-704-4670

Department of Interprofessional Health Studies

Linthicum Hall

Room 121

410-704-4049

 

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