ERIC Number: ED027841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Graduate Education for Hospital Administration in the United States: Trends.
Chester, Theodore E.
In 1968, 75% of the 5,466 graduates of hospital administration were in management positions in hospitals and related institutions, and about 1,000 to 1,500 held key government jobs. The US needs approximately 40,000 trained hospital administrators, but the total graduate output is about one-eighth of that amount. Of the 23 existing programs, 8 are located in schools of public health, 7 in schools of business or public administration, 5 in graduate schools, and 3 in schools of medicine or related health professions. For purposes of logic in the basic core curriculum, it is felt that hospital administration programs could fit ideally into schools of administration, along with programs in business, public, educational, and social administration. More and more programs are changing from the traditional pattern of dividing the program into an academic year on campus followed by a second year in "residency" to a 2-year, full-time academic program which either reduces the residency to a few months or eliminates it completely. More opportunities should be given to students, allowing them to apply their knowledge in a work setting, possibly in a rotation of assignments that provide meaningful insight into the functioning of related organizations such as those concerned with area-wide planning, state health departments, the US Public Health Service, health centers, extended care facilities, and others. (WM)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Allied Health Occupations Education, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Hospital Personnel
American College of Hospital Administrators, 840 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60611
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Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: American Coll. of Hospital Administrators, Chicago, IL.