Competency-based education has taken hold in the health administration
field, and accreditation from CAHME now requires programs to adopt a
competency-based model when developing curriculum and assessing student and program success. This paper describes the development and validation of an updated and revised competency model used by four MHA programs in the Southeast.
The programs first described the development of a model
in 2010 and here present the updated and simplified model based on faculty, alumni, and preceptor feedback. The group used a survey to gather input from each of the stakeholders and analyzed the responses to validate the model in a parsimonious way. Surveys were sent via email with 603 complete and usable survey respondents included in the analysis.
The results provide rankings and agreement between programs and constituencies within five domain areas including communications and relationship management, leadership, professionalism, knowledge of healthcare environment, and business knowledge and skills.