The Health Leadership Apprentice (HLA) program comprises students from diverse backgrounds and interests, including health care delivery, public health, health IT, health management and health policy.
The program accepts a new class at the beginning of each academic year. Housing, travel reimbursement, parking and compensation are not provided.
To apply for the 2020-2021 HLA class, at least one of the following must apply to you:
- You’re a current undergraduate or graduate student at The University of Texas at Austin or Huston-Tillotson University with at least 12 in-residence credit hours.
- You’re a graduate of UT Austin or Huston-Tillotson University who graduated no earlier than December 2018.
- You’re a post-baccalaureate student who is currently enrolled at UT Austin or Huston-Tillotson University.
- You’re a student currently enrolled in a two-year or four-year college who is planning to transfer to UT Austin or Huston-Tillotson in fall 2020.
- If you are offered a position in the HLA program, you must provide confirmation of transfer acceptance to secure your HLA position.
Experience & Learning Outcomes
The HLA program was designed to promote the development of leadership skills across disciplines and foster mentorship opportunities for a diverse group of health-related professionals. Google interns, ESPN sportswriters, nursing students, medical evacuation pilots and entrepreneurs are among the program’s alumni.
By the end of the experience, apprentices will be able to:
- Describe the principles of improving health in the community in keeping with the mission of Dell Med.
- Explain how a focus on comprehensive care contributes to improved health outcomes.
- Demonstrate how design thinking methodologies, project management skills, communication techniques and analytical thinking can advance health innovation.
- Demonstrate leadership skills pertinent to the health environment.
- Describe how to creatively approach unstructured problems and ambiguity in the health environment.