The purpose of the UAMS Master of Health Administration Mentorship Program is to provide professional, informational, and beneficial relationships between UAMS Master of Health Administration students and local healthcare executives. This program is also an opportunity for Arkansas Health Executives Forum members to earn American College of Health Care Executives community service hours while forming valuable connections with graduate students.
When you sign up to be a mentor, a Master of Health Administration faculty representative will pair you with a graduate student who is interested in learning more about your current position and specific experiences in the healthcare industry. The Master of Health Administration faculty representative will then begin the initial conversation via email between the mentor and mentee.
The responsibilities of a mentor include:
- Meeting with their paired mentee when possible
- Being accessible to the mentee (phone, email, etc.)
- Being supportive and encouraging towards the mentee in regards to their advancement in the American College of Health Care Executives and in their professional growth
- Serving as a resource person for updating and refining the mentee’s managerial and leadership, knowledge, and skills
- Offering input and guidance for career opportunities
The responsibilities of a mentee include:
- Initiating meets with their paired mentor (face-to-face or via phone)
- Being accessible and flexible in scheduling face-to-face meetings with their paired mentor
- Being professional and prompt
- Being open to advice
If you are interested in participating in the Master of Health Administration Mentorship Program or would like additional information, please contact Stephen Bowman, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Master of Health Administration Mentorship Program Committee Members
- Stephen Bowman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
- Benjamin Jackson, MHA
Financial Manager, Institutional Services, UAMS
- Chris Meyer, MHA
Business Operations Director, Arkansas Children’s Hospital
- Jacob Robinson, MHA
Chief Administrative Officer, Arkansas Heart Hospital
- Melissa Yandell, MHA
Associate DIO – Administration, Baptist Health