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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

Emilee Cato
Emilee Cato is a second-year Master of Health Administration candidate at the University of Florida. She also has a Bachelor of Public Health from UF. Before beginning her graduate coursework, Emilee spent three years working in the Nelson Lab at UF's Emerging Pathogens Institute researching the interactions between antibiotics, bacteria, and bacteriophage and the clinical implications of this interaction.

More recently, Emilee has completed an administrative internship with Cleveland Clinic's Digestive Disease and Surgical Institute. She also serves as the Vice President of Professional Development for the UF Health Administration Student Association As of fall 2023, Emilee has joined the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine as an Administrative Intern. She looks forward to building her financial and operational acumen by adding value and promoting the strategic aims of the department.
Kyle Zamajtuk
Kyle Zamajtuk is a second-year Master of Health Administration candidate at the University of Florida. He is from New Jersey and is a double gator with his BS in Biology and minor in Innovation from the University of Florida. He started his administrative career in 2018 at UF Health Neurology where he also received multiple publications for clinical research and completed his MHA Summer Internship in 2023.

Kyle was also one of the founding executive members of the Med-Gators Virtual Program and helped facilitate the program for the 2020 pandemic. He is currently the newest Administrative Intern for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine where he will focus on service line development, revenue cycle, clinical operations and creating the Department’s MHA Fellowship and Internship Programs. He also currently serves as the membership development chair for the Health Administration Student Association (HASA). Outside of the office, Kyle enjoys traveling, eating eclectic foods and working out at the gym or hot yoga.