“My experience in both the MSHA and Ph.D. programs of the University of Alabama at Birmingham has been invaluable to my career. I have consistently found that I was prepared to meet the myriad of challenges in health care and that I have the skills for a variety of leadership positions.
“The friendships and contacts I made with faculty and fellow students have been invaluable. I do not believe I could ever repay these programs for what they have done for me. I regularly recommend the program to students seeking a career in health care."
Will Ferniany, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President Administrative and Network Services
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Adjunct Faculty, Health Services
“I thoroughly enjoyed my academic experiences in the doctoral program. The faculty of the program conveyed professionally diverse backgrounds and experiences that increased the value of a very strong core curriculum. Solid records of faculty scholarship and research provide further evidence of the quality of the program. The broad mix of perspectives that were introduced by the faculty encouraged me to think well beyond traditional ideas and consider unconventional approaches, methodologies and points of view.
“Having the opportunity to work with students enrolled in the M.S.H.A. and M.B.A. Programs was also very enriching. I firmly believe that my educational pursuits at UAB were both challenging and enlightening, and provided me with a firm foundation to become a productive researcher and academic."
Jessie L. Tucker III, Ph.D., FACHE, CFM
Major, U. S. Army Medical Service Corps
Associate Professor of Health Care Administration
U. S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Health Care Administration
“The Ph.D. in Administration - Health Services at UAB was a culmination of both my academic and professional careers. The curriculum was rigorous, challenging and integrated the core concepts of business, health care administration and research. The professors are excellent scholars, teachers and mentors. The critical thinking and analytical skills I gained in the program have proven invaluable for me in both the executive level healthcare environment and academic settings. For me, the program was a perfect fit, combining theoretical concepts with practical, 'real world' applications."
Pamela Autrey, Ph.D.
MBA Program Director
UAB School of Business
“The doctoral program at UAB taught me an inordinate amount. In my opinion, the faculty is outstanding with a collective breadth of knowledge that is quite incredible. However, equally as important as the content of the program for me was the encouragement and mentoring I got from faculty members. Most faculty members go out of their way to foster faculty-student research projects, especially projects of the student's devising, are generous in giving their time to such projects, and actively help find high quality publication outlets for results. I would highly recommend the UAB Doctoral program for those seeking an academic career in Health Services Administration."
Terrie Reeves, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor School of Business Administration
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee