93 - Percent of heath care informatics alumni employed in senior-level positions within the field of health care
35 - Number of health care informatics students enrolled in the fall 2016 semester
25 - Number of health care informatics students enrolled in the spring 2017 semester
28 - Number of students who graduated from the health care informatics program during 2015-16
Health Management and Informatics
College of Health and Public Affairs
University of Central Florida HPA II - Suite 210 4364 Scorpius Drive Orlando, FL 32816-2205
In the Department of Health Management and Informatics at the
University of Central Florida, we have students from three
different programs that must fulfill internship requirements. The
undergraduate Health Services
Administration program, the
graduate Health Services
Administration program, and the
graduate Health Care Informatics program
require that students complete an internship in order to gain
hands-on field experience. Preceptors who work with our interns in
their health care organizations are vital to our students'
As an internship site, your organization must:
Provide interns with learning opportunities
Provide interns with an appropriate orientation of your
organization's policies and procedures
Provide necessary office space and support to carry out
Designate the name(s) of employee(s) who will coordinate the
educational field experience of our interns and be "preceptors"
during the time frame that the student is with the
As a preceptor, you must:
Work with the intern to develop a work schedule
Assist the intern with designing a "work product" of which the
student can take ownership. The work product must be of sufficient
complexity and must have significance to your organization and/or
to health care in general.
Assign tasks that meet both the organization's goals and the
intern's professional needs.
Evaluate the student based on his/her contributions to the
organization and on his/her final "work product."
Complete an assessment of the intern and his/her work product,
discussing them both with the intern.
Finalize and sign the intern's required forms.
In your role as a mentor, you should:
Be available to the intern, meeting with him/her on a weekly
(or regularly scheduled basis) and as needed.
Familiarize the intern to the personnel with whom he/she will
Exposed the intern to various departments and opportunities
within the organization, stressing the administrative functions of
Create a motivating and learning environment for the
If your organization would like to serve as an Affiliated
Internship Site to host our student interns, or if you would like
to schedule an informational presentation, please
contact Jessica Sapp by phone, 407-823-0552, or by email
UCF's program provided me the opportunity to expedite my student experience while attaining practical experience working within local health systems.
— Daniel Barr,
“UCF was one of only a few programs nationwide that offered the course work and modality that met my needs. It is definitely a different way of learning, but I find the online modality truly a rewarding and unique experience for learning and collaboration.”
— Jennifer Hamilton,
Executive M.S.HSA, '14
The UCF Health Care Informatics progam has been the catalyst in needed to reignite my career.
— Guy Piasecki,
The health care informatics faculty offered unique perspectives and provided me the ability to succeed in a dynamic field that is changing our healthcare delivery system.