Summer Enrichment Program Overview
The only source of knowledge is experience." - Albert Einstein
Pictured, Tomás León, President and CEO of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management with 19 of the 2016 SEP Interns at the 2016 National Leadership and Education Conference in Philadelphia.
The 2017 Summer Enrichment Program Registration is OPEN for Students and Host Sites
To learn more about the SEP, click the appropriate link:
Current Participating 2017 SEP Host Sites:*
Advocate Children's Hospital
Anne Arundel Medical Center **
Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority
Johns Hopkins Health System
Main Line Health
Multnomah County Health Department **
Robert Wood Johnson University
Saint Luke's Memorial Hospital
The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania: (HAP) **
The Hospitals of Providence
Veterans Health Administration **
Iowa City VA Health Care System **
Advocate Children's Hospital
* The Current Participating 2017 SEP Host Site listing will change daily as additional Host Sites register. If you are participating in the 2017 SEP and do not see your Host Site listed or would like to learn more about registering for the SEP, please contact the Institute at email@example.com or (312) 422-2658.
** This Host Site is not in a Hospital setting. This Host Site is at a Corporate Office.
The Institute for Diversity in Health Management’s mission is to expand health care leadership opportunities for ethnically, culturally and racially diverse individuals, and increase the number of these individuals entering and advancing in the field.
The Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) places diverse, graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in health care administration or a related field in 10-week, paid internships at health care organizations. Experienced administrators serve as preceptors and mentors, providing support and career advice as well as those critical early-career connections.
“Advancing diversity in workforce, leadership and governance is a critical component of our efforts to provide better, safer care for every individual in every community we serve,” said Tomás León, president and CEO of the Institute. “Through this alliance with ACHE—one of the Institute’s founding members—we believe we can expand opportunities for minorities interested in careers in health care and develop the next generation of health care leaders.”
Since 1994, the Institute has placed more than 1,200 individuals in SEP internships at hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations. Many former SEP participants now hold senior management and board positions at organizations across the country.
“A diverse health care workforce will be best equipped to recognize and address existing gaps in care, effectively improving health for all,” said Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE, president and CEO of ACHE. “ACHE is proud to partner with the Institute in this strategic alliance to diversify health care’s leadership ranks through co-promotion of the Summer Enrichment Program.”
In addition to gaining broad exposure to the host site’s staff, stakeholders and challenges, SEP interns also complete an independently-designed special project, intended to benefit the hospital after the internship concludes.
To Read More About the Institute and ACHE's Strategic Alliance, Click Here.
For more information about the Summer Enrichment Program, please contact Jasmin Clark, membership and education specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 422-2658.