Alumnus Testimonial: Jim Burkhart, D.Sc.
Jim Burkhart is a graduate of the Masters in Hospital and Health Administration program (1979) and currently enrolled in the executive doctorate program in Health Administration at UAB. He has been actively involved in the alumni association and am very supportive of our great institution. Over the years, he has witnessed the continued growth of the School of Health Professions and the emergence of its health administration program to a U.S. News and World Report top five ranking.
"While this recognition is well deserved and the School of Health Professions continues to develop top-tiered masters and doctorate level education, we have not kept pace from a facilities perspective," said Burkhart. "I have watched as the School of Nursing and other health related programs have built new facilities, the Health Professions have outgrown theirs. During my time as a doctoral student, I have witnessed first-hand the overcrowded classroom situation. This has caused classes to be relocated numerous times and we have even had sessions where the designated room could not accommodate the class. For those of us who are invested in UAB, we would strongly advocate you help contribute to the additions at the School of Health Professions. Future students deserve the best facilities when they attend the best school for graduate education."
~Jim Burkhart, D.Sc., alumnus Administration-Health Services, Executive Doctoral