The Society of Health Management Students

The Society of Health Management Students (SHMS) is established in the Department of Health Sciences and Management in the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, Howard University in order to promote leadership experience in academic excellence including and limited to their prospective roles in professional development in the real world. Students will have the opportunity to develop effective network of interdisciplinary relationships with other university based students’ organization, as well as medical, nursing and allied health professional associations nationally and globally.

SHMS Membership is open for students enrolled in the Department of Health Sciences and Management and other departments in the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, Howard University.  There are no dues or fees for enrolled and good standing students in the Program.  Moreover, the alumni of Health Management Sciences Program are eligible for membership in the Society of Health Management Students.  SHMS members are eligible for student privileges and reduced meeting dues granted for full-certified members of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).

All students enrolled in the Department of Health Sciences and Management are eligible for serving in SHMS governing body including and not limited to president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and at-large-members, ad-hoc and standing committees in order to oversee and participate in the leadership role and  professional growth and development in the University and real world.  Elected officers will hold their position for minimum of one year or two years academic years.  The elections will be done by secret ballot counted and verified by the designated academic advisor.  The advisor of SHMS assists the members to navigate through the University administration, schools and colleges and related student activities. Meetings of SHMS are required and regular as stated in the Society by-laws.  The SHMS adheres to all rules, policies, procedures, and regulations set forth by Howard University - Student Life & Activities - Student Activity and other rules of colleges and schools at Howard University and Professional membership of accredited programs. 

SHMS students, moreover, are eligible for student active and associate membership and reduced membership dues for the American College of Health care Executives and National Association of Health Service Executives, American Public Health Association, among other professional student chapters and regional affiliates.