of internship opportunities are
Why are internship programs important
to the program?
Do students attend conferences in
What types of internship or professional practice experience (PPE) opportunities are available?
All students complete
professional practice experiences at area health care settings.
Recent graduates are employed in provider's offices; hospitals;
specialty areas such as cancer registries and utilization management in St. Joseph and the Kansas City area.
Why are internship and PPE programs
important to the program?
Experience in the field
is beneficial to each student’s
education. Internships provide students
with a valuable hands-on experience that is difficult to duplicate
in the classroom.
Do students attend conferences
in the field?
Students are encourage to attend as many meetings/conferences as possible in order to begin networking with other professionals. In the past students have attended the Missouri
Health Information Management Association annual meeting in Osage
Beach, Mo. in 2004, Springfield, Mo,2005, St. Charles, MO, 2006 and 2007,and Osage Beach in 2009, Branson in 2010, St. Charles, MO in 2011 and 2012, and Blue Springs in 2013. .
MWSU students are fortunate to be invited to Cancer Registry training every spring sponsored by the State Association for Cancer Registrars'.
Students are required to become members of the American Health Information Management Association which also grants them membership in Missouri Health Information Management Association.