Healthcare and Medical Services Management Minor
The Healthcare and Medical Services Management (HMSM) minor offers students the opportunity to learn the overall function of the healthcare system. It provides the necessary knowledge of the non-clinical facets of healthcare delivery in the U.S. for contextual understanding of access, cost, and quality and thus is valuable to pre-med students and all interested in careers in healthcare, in both public and private sectors.
HMSM complements several existing majors at the College and provides important background information for students who plan to continue studying in the healthcare field. To earn this minor, students must complete 18 credit hours. Three courses are required, and the student must choose three elective courses.
Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 20 percent from 2016-2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. This means greater need for physicians and other healthcare workers, medical procedures, and healthcare facilities, and therefore greater needs for managers who organize and manage medical information and healthcare staff.
Widespread use of electronic health records (EHRs) will continue to create a demand for managers with knowledge of health information technology (IT) and informatics systems. Medical and health services managers will be needed to organize, manage, and integrate these records across areas of the healthcare industry.
The annual mean wage of medical and health services managers in the Charleston area is $100,650-110,830 according to data released in May 2017.
All courses follow the School of Professional Studies academic calendar.
Course materials may be accessed online and hybrid formats to facilitate convenient scheduling.
Some classes will have regular online meeting times; others will not. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times.
All required coursework may be accessed entirely through our online portal.
Please see the 2018-19 CofC Undergraduate Catalog for the Healthcare and Medical Services Management minor requirements.
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Carla A. Stewart
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