Evidence-based healthcare management competency evaluation: alumni perceptions.

Kenneth R. White, Dolores G. Clement, Preethy Nayar

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An ongoing concern of healthcare educators is how well students are prepared for practice after they are graduated. Curriculum design and pedagogical methods are central components for developing healthcare management and leadership competencies. Various stakeholders have identified competency domains and typologies that outline the requisite skills and expertise to manage and lead healthcare organizations. This study analyzes survey data over a ten-year period from alumni one-year post graduation to compare self-reported assessment of competency development. Trends across two graduate professional programs tailored to different students of healthcare administration are compared. A total of 302 alumni responded to the survey. A factor analysis is performed to evaluate how the skills, knowledge, and abilities of graduates fit into identified competency domains. Fourteen competencies on the survey load into four factor domains: leadership, communication, business skills, and technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-349
Number of pages15
JournalThe Journal of health administration education
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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