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Are You Ready?

The future of healthcare management in the United States of America will soon be entrusted to you, today’s healthcare administration students.

Are you prepared for the challenge? The American Academy of Medical Administrators, through its high level executive membership, can help you make the transition from academia to the real world of healthcare management.

More specifically, the benefits of student affiliation in the Academy are:

– Networking opportunities. You will have an opportunity for major contacts for your future by attending our national educational conference, the AAMA Annual Conference and Convocation held each year in November, and being a part of local chapters of the Academy. You can also receive advisory and counseling services from Academy members and staff.

– You will receive a 75% discount on the tuition cost of the Annual Conference and Convocation and any other Academy sponsored educational conference.

– You will receive the AAMA Executive (6 issues per year) which highlights the activities of the Academy and presents special features and news of affiliates. All other mailings, including special reports, educational brochures and related material will be sent to you.

– Perhaps one of the greatest benefits in being a Student affiliate in the Academy is that it introduces you to AAMA and enables you to LAUNCH your career by being a part of the Academy family. After graduation, you can become a member of the Academy and participate in the future of healthcare delivery in America with us. Subsequently, when you advance within the Academy, it presents verified achievement and national prominence throughout your career. The Academy believes that our future depends upon the support and achievement of all of our membership, and as the Academy progresses in stature, so will it’s members.

Eligibility

You are eligible to become a Student affiliate in the American Academy of Medical Administrators if you are enrolled full or part-time in an accredited graduate or undergraduate program leading to a degree directly related to healthcare administration. The dues are $15.00 per year.

At the present time, there are three levels within the Academy’s regular membership which include Nominee, Member, and Fellow. Student affiliates who later apply to become a full affiliate in the Academy may be able to bypass the Nominee level and be admitted directly as a Member. This gives you a head start on the professional advancement of your career. After four years, Members of the Academy are eligible to advance to Fellow upon meeting certain requirements. After that, a special status for Academy Fellows exists – “Diplomate in Healthcare Administration”.

Awards

Student Research Paper of the Year Award Officialliy titled “The Marriott Corporation Health Care Services Charles U. Letourneau Student Research Paper of the Year Award of the American Academy of Medical Administrators”, the award is offered annually to healthcare administration students who display excellence and originality in healthcare administration research and writing. Any term paper or other research paper that you present to one of your faculty in a course that you are enrolled in would be eligible. Any student enrolled full or part-time in a graduate or undergraduate school of healthcare administration is eligible. All papers must have been completed within the last eighteen months and be sent by June 1 to:

Chairman, Awards Committee American Academy of Medical Administrators 701 Lee Street, Suite 600 Des Plaines, IL 60016 Phone: (847)759-8601 / Fax: (847)759-8602

Three copies of the paper must be submitted by the director of the program in which the author is enrolled and must be accompanied by:

– A biographical sketch of the author. – An abstract of not more than 250 words. – Confirmation from the program director that no more than three papers, including the one attached, have been submitted from the director’s program this year.

Entries will be evaluated by the Awards Committee based on the paper’s relevance and contribution to current healthcare knowledge, the originality of the concept, and the quality of the language, style and presentation.

The award consists of a $500.00 cash honorarium, publication of the winning paper (in whole or part) in one of the Academy’s of ficial publications, an inscribed plaque, and approved travel expenses to the awards ceremony. The Board of the Academy honors the winner at its Annual Conference and Convocation in November.

Papers cannot be returned and the decision of the AAMA Awards Committee is final.

Faculty Publication of the Year Award

Officially titled “The Marriott Corporation Health Care Services Faculty Publication of the Year Award of the American Academy of Medical Administrators”, the award is offered annually to healthcare administration faculty who display excellence and originality in healthcare administration research and writing. The award reflects the Academy’s belief that contributions to the literature by today’s faculty will have a significant impact on the present and future of healthcare in America.

Each year, full and part-time faculty members from graduate and undergraduate schools of health administration publish articles in peer reviewed journals that represent various degrees of contributions to knowledge. The AAMA seeks to reward such professional achievement. Faculty members are requested to submit one of their published articles to the Academy by June 1. All entries will be evaluated in an objective manner, based on evaluation criteria that include:

– The paper must be published during the calendar year prior to the year of recognition. – The paper’s relevance and contribution to current healthcare administration. – The originality of the paper – The quality of the language, style and presentation.

Faculty are requested to send three copies or reprints together with a brief personal resume by June 1 to:

Chairman, Awards Committee American Academy of Medical Administrators 701 Lee Street, Suite 600 Des Plaines, IL 60016 Phone: (847)759-8601 / Fax: (847)759-8602

The award consists of a $1000.00 cash honorarium, publication of a summary of the published paper in one of the Academy’s official publications, an inscribed plaque, and approved travel expenses, including spouse, to the awards ceremony. The Board of the Academy honors the winner at its Annual Conference and Convocation each November. If two or more eligible faculty members author the winning paper, the honorarium is shared and expenses paid for one author to attend the awards ceremony.

Background

The American Academy of Medical Administrators was founded in Boston, Massachusetts on August 20, 1957. By uniting all the specialties of medical administration, the Academy has truly become a “family” organization providing recognition to the management team in every medical sense.

Philosophy of AAMA

– We believe the management of healthcare should provide an environment for delivering the optimum level of patient care with dignity and human concern.

– We are committed to having an association that melds the present with the future healthcare executives. This provides the fundamental basis for encouraging the participation of managers at every career stage in the activities and governance of their Academy.

– We recognize the multiplicity of health system models including voluntary non-profit organizations, investor-owned institutions and various alternative delivery systems working in a competitive and regulated environment.

– We profess that our central focus is providing services that meet the present and future professional needs of our affiliates.

– We are committed to the Academy’s Code of Ethics which promotes ethical standards in the practice of medical administration.

Mission

The Mission of the American Academy of Medical Administrators, a not-for-profit society of healthcare professionals, is to develop and refine concepts and practices in the field of healthcare administration and to promote the advancement of its members in knowledge, professional development, credentialing, and personal achievements through continuing education and research in healthcare management.

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