SPH assistant professor Steve Serrao, MBBS, MPH, has successfully competed to win a fellowship from the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). The fellowship begins in 2008 and will last for two to three years.
CAHME serves universities and programs in a voluntary peer-review process as a means to continuously improve graduate education.
The accreditation fellowship program is geared toward professionals who have the ability to significantly contribute to the field of health services administration education.
As a fellow, Dr. Serrao will take part in all CAHME activities, affording him the chance to collaborate with leading practitioners and academicians from the health care industry and health care education. Specifically, fellows act as secretary for three or four accreditation surveys, participate in two CAHME meetings, and take part in training programs.
“We are maturing the School of Public Health’s master of business administration (MBA) program toward CAHME accreditation, which is the industry standard for management education in health care,” says Dr. Serrao. “My goal is to provide service and learn from best practices in the industry. Undoubtedly, this experience will play a significant role in achieving a streamlined accreditation process for our MBA program.”