Rigorous academic learning is important, specifically though graduate programs in health management and policy that have a strong curriculum accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). As a former executive director of the predecessor agency to CAHME, the Accrediting Commission on Education for Health Services Administration (ACEHSA), I firmly believe in the role of accreditation to protect the public’s interest and ensure a quality education. Students should seek out CAHME-accredited programs in which academic learning is combined with field experiences for true community-based learning.
Kash, B. (2017, January/February) Interview With Sherril B Gelmon, DrPH, FACHE. Journal of Healthcare Management, 62(1), 4-5.
Additional Information about CAHME Accreditation can be found here.