The American Hospital Association has selected 34 hospital sites in 13 states to provide work-study programs to minority healthcare management students.
About 35 undergraduate and graduate minority students are obtaining educational and work experience in health services management through the program, an AHA spokesman said.
The program, which began this summer, is the first initiative of the Institute for Diversity and Health Management. The AHA created the institute in May 1993.
The AHA is expected to unveil the details of the institute's first work-study program this month.
Walter Johnson, who retired in May 1993 as AHA senior vice president for regional operations to launch the minority recruitment effort, heads the institute. It's governed by a 35-member advisory board.