HealthCare Management Society

The HealthCare Management Society at UConn is a student-run organization that unites undergraduates in the HealthCare Management major or those who have interest in the healthcare industry. Members further their healthcare knowledge by listening to speakers, attending networking events, and participating in discussions about current events.

General Meetings
  • In General Meetings, members actively participate in discussions about career paths in the healthcare industry and learn about current events and challenges in the field.
Developing Healthcare Leaders Conference
  • Learn from Healthcare industry professionals about their own unique perspective on the healthcare ecosystem and what strategies they use to face ongoing challenges in the field.
Guest Speaker Events
  • Guest Speaker Events allow members to network with industry professionals and network with recruiters in companies such as: Cigna, Aetna, Willis Towers Watson, Berkley Research Group, Yale New Haven Health, and Hartford Hospital.
Workshops
  • Workshops allow students to learn, develop, and perfect their professional development skills including but not limited to: resume building, The World of LinkedIn, Interview prep, Career Exploration, and even Self-Branding.
Case Competition
  • In a case competition, participants strive to develop a business strategy and recommendation in an allocated time frame. This is typically done with teams of two or more individuals where key problems and objectives are identified.
  • Our team has been hard at work developing a one-of-a-kind virtual case competition for Fall 2020. Undergraduates across the state will collaborate and work towards a solution for an existing crisis in the healthcare industry.
ACHE
  • The American College of Healthcare Executives in a professional society for healthcare leaders committed to improving health. The UConn HealthCare Management Society has a close bond with this group at the state and national levels. Guest speakers from the ACHE frequent our meetings and provide insight regarding navigating this dynamic industry.
  • UCONN Students are invited to become a student member of the Connecticut Association of Healthcare Executives (CTAHE). To learn more, please visit their website.

Join Us

Meetings: Semester Calendar

Want to become a member? Join us on UConntact or send us an email.

Contact:  uchealthcare@gmail.com

  • Include your name, major, and class year in the body of your email and we'll instantly add you to our roster.

Dues: We believe in the dissemination of knowledge to any and every interested individual, and thus, do not charge dues.

                      

    Executive Board


    After a self administered SWOT analysis revealing that his strengths are at the crossroads of understanding scientific research and efficient service, Richmond embarked on a journey through the Healthcare Management program. During the Summer of 2020, he devoted time to deliver PPE to healthcare providers in New Haven county. During the time of uncertainty, brought stability to UConn Student Organizations through his leadership positions as the Treasurer for the Club Swim Team as well as the Director of Programming for the Healthcare Management Society. Additionally, Richmond developed the first Healthcare Management Committee within the Business Connections Learning Community to further promote the program to future innovators. This year, Richmond will be a colleague at the Lodewick Visitors Center, a First Year Experience Mentor in the Business Connections Learning Community, and a TME (The Major Experience) Mentor. With a degree in Healthcare Management, Richmond’s aim is to address economic and social inequalities within national and global Healthcare Systems in order to maximize its accessibility.

    Although she entered university on the Pre-Pharmacy track with the intention of eventually becoming a Pharmacy major, Esther Nguyen discovered that her true vision was to help transform the healthcare landscape from an administrative standpoint. For this reason, she is now looking to study healthcare management at the University of Connecticut. Esther is the VP of Programming of the Healthcare Management Society, and is also a member of the Economics Society. Beyond her academic interests, Esther is also passionate about social activism, music, and giving back to the community. She enjoys learning from hands-on experiences, and works well with others. Esther aims to one day promote positive change in the industry by addressing challenges in the accessibility, affordability, and accountability of both domestic and international healthcare models.

    Allie Gasparino is an incoming junior planning to major in Healthcare Management. Not only is she a part of the fundraising committee within the Healthcare Management Society, she is an active member in other organizations, such as Women in Business and the SUBOG concert committee. Allie first joined to learn more about Healthcare Management and is excited to create connections with professionals in the field.

    Allison Ribardo is a senior Allied Health Sciences major with a concentration in Healthcare Administration. Her interest in health care and desire to learn more about the industry led her to her major and role on the Health Care Management Society Executive Board. In addition to Secretary of the HCMS, she is a Morale Captain for HuskyTHON, member of the Maternity and Women’s Health club, and a part of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. In the future, she hopes to work in hospital administration with the goal of minimizing inequity and improving accessibility in the healthcare industry.

    Jesse Lau is a junior Accounting major planning on minoring in Healthcare Management. He is very active with a variety of leadership positions including being Committee Head of the Healthcare Management for the BCLC and also as a Treasurer for this organization. He is excited to expand his knowledge of the health care industry and network with fellow students and professionals.

    Highlights

    American College of Healthcare Executives ACHE
    • The American College of Healthcare Executives is a professional society for healthcare leaders committed to improving health. The UConn Healthcare Management Society has a close bond with this group at the state and national levels. Guest speakers from the ACHE frequent our meetings and provide insights regarding navigating our dynamic industry. More information about how to join can be found on their website: ache.org.

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