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Members with Successful Careers

Interested in learning more about career paths in healthcare industrial engineering? Read about SHS members who have had successful careers using their industrial skills in healthcare.

Student FAQ

Considering a career in healthcare? This section may answer some of your questions about working in the field.

SHS Scholarship

Available to undergraduate students enrolled full time in any school in the United States and its territories, Canada and Mexico.

Flyer for Nursing and Medical Students

Material to post or distribute to students interested in an introduction to SHS.

Schools with Health Systems Engineering Interests

This list includes institutions with healthcare related degree, institutions with healthcare-related specifications, institutions with laboratories or centers focused on health systems, and institutions with faculty who study health systems.

Enter this exciting student simulation competition at the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference 2017!


The competition is sponsored by FlexSim Software Products Inc.

Teams of a maximum of four IE students solve a "real-world" healthcare situational case study using FlexSim's simulation software. This case study is prepared by FlexSim. Student team members and their faculty advisor are not required to be members of IISE or SHS to enter the competition, but they will become SHS members if they are one of the three teams selected to compete at the finals courtesy of FlexSim. The finalists must be able to attend the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference, March 1-3, 2017, in Orlando, Florida.

Click here for more details.

Society for Health Systems Graduate Student Paper Competition

The Society for Health Systems (SHS) is pleased to announce the 2016 Graduate Student Paper Competition!

The winning submission will receive a cash award, complimentary conference registration and the opportunity to present your project at the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference, held Feb. 17-19, 2016, in Houston, Texas.

The submission deadline has been extended to Jan. 8, 2016. Paper submissions can include multiple student authors and should describe applied projects, research results, case studies, class projects or other work efforts in which industrial engineering skills were applied to a problem arising in healthcare systems engineering. The first author on the paper must be a student. Submitting student must be an SHS member. Judging criteria are based on originality, technical merit, relevance, organization and quality of the paper.

Click here for submission form/information.

Click here for paper guidelines.