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In this elective, the student will participate in administrative activities for a medium-sized community health system, working along side its Vice President of Medical Affairs, participating in administrative team meetings and activities, including public events. The student will participate on Lean-Six Sigma project teams. The student will also select and preform a research project and provide presentations of the project planning, execution and results to the administrative team.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Tiffany.Ridge (Tiffany.Ridge@ReidHealth.org)

Director: Thomas W. Huth, M.D.

Campus: Muncie

Location: Reid Hospital & Health Care Services (Richmond)

Other Faculty:

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Explain the planning and management of administrative projects (PBLI1)
  • 2) Describe the application of Lean management principles in administrative practice (PBLI1)
  • 3) Apply communication skills, both written and verbal (ISC5)
  • 4) Discuss the implementation of organizational strategic initiatives (PBLI1)
  • 5) Recognize the preparation and management of organizational budget (PBLI1)


  • Professional Development Evaluation Form; (Assessment will occur by observation with frequent coaching, evaluation and feedback of written and oral communications, discussion with faculty, and feedback on progress from hospital managers and administrators).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 50-60

Time Distribution: 50% Laboratory; 40% Library/Research; 10% Lecture/Seminar

Elective Type Category: PD - Professional Development

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Tiffany.Ridge (Tiffany.Ridge@ReidHealth.org) Housing and meals provided by elective site.

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: Yes

Skills Description: This elective provides opportunities for students to work collaboratively on healthcare teams that include students or practitioners from the following professions: nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, Lean Management, administration, graduate medical ed

Service Learning Included: None