I found my first site visit experience helpful on several levels.
– Preparation of the report and listening to the discussion of the team helped me to thoroughly understand the accreditation criteria. Even though I have read the criteria before, this work helped me become much more familiar with the content and the rationale for each item- The intense review of another accredited program helped me identify opportunities for strengthening various aspects of our own program.
This provides a good opportunity to network with other Healthcare Management educators and professionals and feel connected to the profession in a way that those of us in an academic setting might otherwise miss.
Additional Information about CAHME Accreditation can be found here.