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Graduate Health Administration Internship

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

For early healthcare administration careerists seeking a multifaceted administrative experience in academic medicine.

About Our Internship

The Graduate Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Administrative Internship is a competitive program offered to graduate students in MHA, MBA and MPH programs. Eligible students will have started their first year of graduate studies in their respective degree. This paid internship offers a wide range of opportunities to develop skills in healthcare administration while also focusing on the unique challenges and priorities of orthopaedic care. Those selected will have an opportunity to work and connect with industry experts and contribute to impactful projects. Students will also gain valuable mentorship from their preceptor, AJ Yarbrough, who has had over 10 years of experience as a health administration internship preceptor. We are seeking highly motivated candidates with strong communication skills and a desire to learn and grow.
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Meet The Preceptors

Vice Chair for Administration and Finance
A.J. Yarbrough, MBA, CPC
As a seasoned healthcare leader deeply committed to advancing healthcare systems, A. J. Yarbrough has devoted 15 years to the field of healthcare academia. AJ's profound understanding of the intricacies of healthcare management has earned him recognition for his impactful contributions in improving patient care, streamlining operations, and driving healthcare innovation.

AJ's illustrious career spans diverse roles within the healthcare industry, ranging from practice management to healthcare administration. This extensive experience equips AJ with a comprehensive perspective that encompasses clinical proficiency, administrative expertise, and a profound insight into healthcare systems. His unwavering dedication to advancing healthcare, fostering innovation, and upholding the highest standards of patient care positions him as a leader in reshaping the healthcare landscape for the better.

Current Interns

Amanda Crisalli
Amanda is a first-year Master of Health Administration candidate at the University of Florida. She has a Bachelor of Health Science from Florida Gulf Coast University. She was also on the FGCU women’s soccer team and has always had an interest in sports medicine. Amanda started her journey in healthcare working for Fundamental Therapy Solutions, a pediatric multidisciplinary clinic as an administrative assistant and was then promoted to the lead insurance coordinator and supervisor of authorizations.

During her time at FTS, she became equipped with the knowledge of administrative work, customer service, team management, and insurance/billing. Working for FTS inspired her to pursue a Master of Health Administration at UF. Outside of work and school, Amanda enjoys traveling and working out.
Ashleigh Smith
Ashleigh is a first-year Master of Health Administration candidate at the University of Florida. She is from Orlando, Florida, and received her bachelor’s degree in economics and history with a minor in Health Disparities from UF. Her areas of interest in healthcare administration include financial management, human resources, and quality improvement.

Ashleigh also has interest in the impact health organizations have on health outcomes through community partnerships. She is looking forward to developing these competencies through her internship with the Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Institute and contributing to the continued sustainability and success of the organization.
Ben Sotelo
Ben is a second-year Master of Science in Healthcare Administration candidate at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. During his first year, he worked at UAB Hospital as an intern in the Radiology Department, providing additional support to the administrative team with capital projects and process improvement initiatives.

Prior to this, he attended the University of South Alabama where he majored in Healthcare Management. His career interests include clinical operations, financial management, and quality improvement. In Ben’s free time, he enjoys the outdoors, playing pickleball, and being with family.