Focus on Faculty:
Dae Hyun (Daniel) Kim, PhD



Dae Hyun (Daniel) Kim, PhD

Assistant Professor of Health Management and Policy
Department of Health Management and Policy
School of Health
Georgetown University
Washington, DC, USA

“Serving as a CAHME Fellow has been one of the most enriching experiences for me.”

Like many in academia and industry, Dae Hyun (Daniel) Kim, PhD, anticipates profound changes in healthcare management education driven by rapidly developing generative AI (artificial intelligence), especially as the use of AI spreads within the healthcare industry itself.

With technological advancements happening so quickly, the need for competency-based graduate healthcare management is more important than ever, according to Dr. Kim. “If (AI) is something that students are going to utilize in the real-world setting, why not teach them how to utilize it within the safe learning environment? Because at the end of the day, what employers want is for their employees to have that real world experience or the ability to utilize what they’ve learned in graduate healthcare administration programs to real world settings. CAHME stands out because it … really emphasizes the importance of competency-based education.”


Benefiting from CAHME Engagement as a Student, Teacher, and Volunteer

Dr. Kim’s experience in healthcare administration education has taken him to longstanding CAHME-accredited programs at the University of Mich-igan and the University of Alabama at Birmingham as a student. He served as a Portneuf Medical Center Endowed Assistant Professor and MHA Program Director at Idaho State University and now teaches in Georgetown University’s Department of Health Management and Policy. Even with this expansive background, he says that “working as a CAHME Fellow has been one of the most enriching experiences for me.”

Being a CAHME Fellow “allows me to travel across the country and visit various programs to assist these programs to improve upon things they’re already doing…The opportunity to see what other programs are doing to improve the quality of education that they provide to the students—as a faculty member, that’s a very valuable experience for me. And not only am I able to see, hear, and talk in depth about best practices or the future of graduate healthcare administration education, I’m also able to form a very meaningful relationships with faculty members and C-Suite executives that are working in the field.”


Programs Benefit from CAHME Involvement

Not only has Dr. Kim’s involvement with CAHME been personally and professionally rewarding, he has also seen the benefit of accreditation for programs themselves. “Whenever various programs reach out to me to inquire about the CAHME accreditation process, I highly encourage them to go through the process. Not only is the accreditation process beneficial for the programs, but ultimately, it’s more important to the students who are eventually going to be healthcare leaders in the future… Because besides the competency-based education, what CAHME really emphasizes to the students is for them to become continuous learners.”