Capstone Practicum

CHHS  /  HAP

About the Capstone

The capstone practicum is a vital part of the curriculum for the MHA in health systems management program. Students in the MS in health informatics program have the option of writing a thesis or doing a capstone practicum project. During the practicum experience, students function as an integral member of an organizational entity and work 20 hours per week (unpaid) to complete a project assigned by the organization. The objective of the practicum project course is to enable students to build on their theoretical preparation to:

  • Develop leadership skills, management skills, and systematic problem/issue analysis skills through direct participation in management activities in a business or health-related organization;
  • Obtain practical information and knowledge about various aspects of developing products, analyzing opportunities, and managing various aspects of work in business/health-related enterprises or public policy-making entities;
  • Utilize research, communication, presentation, and writing skills to complete a project deliverable as requested by the host organization.
Christine Connelly
Christine Connolly gives her capstone presentation.

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Martin Perlin is the faculty advisor for capstone students in the MHA in health systems management program and the MS in health and medical policy program.

Dr. Sorina Madison is the faculty advisor for capstone students in the MS in health informatics program.

Contact Us

For further information about the capstone practicum or our students, please contact us.

Dr. Martin S. Perlin
Associate Professor
Department of Health Administration and Policy
4400 University Drive, MS 1J3
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Phone: 703-993-1967
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Dr. Sorina Madison
Department of Health Administration and Policy
4400 University Drive, MS 1J3
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Phone: 703-993-8571
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