Department of Neurology

Graduate Health Administration Internship

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

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about our Internship

Meet the Preceptors

Assistant Director

Austin Sneed, MHA

Austin transferred over to the Neurology team from the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine, where he has served the past three years as an ambulatory practice manager for the UF Health Physicians Family Medicine clinics at Springhill and Jonesville. In addition to his most recent professional endeavors within the primary care clinics, Austin has previously served the UF Health organization as the manager of extender services and as a graduate intern for the UF Health Shands Executive Team while earning his Master’s degree in Health Administration here at the University of Florida. Austin has been a passionate and dedicated Gator alumnus, ever since earning his Bachelor’s degree in Health Science from the College of Public Health and Health Professions. Outside of Austin’s professional pursuits, he enjoys attending Gator athletic events, spending time outdoors exploring the diverse Florida waterways, and traveling with his wife Ashley. 


Revenue Cycle Analyst

Sam Milligan, MHA

Sam Milligan, MHA, began his career at the University for Florida while working part-time as an administrative assistant with the Department of Community Dentistry with a focus on payables, invoice tracking, and curating financial reports. Sam served as an administrative intern at the Department of Neurology for one year, completing projects involving productivity, finance, and quality. As a revenue cycle analyst, Sam’s favorite work interests are completing financial analyses, generating healthcare dashboards, and transforming raw data into presentable reports. In his free time, Sam enjoys hiking, fossil hunting, and spending time with friends and family.

Sam Preceptor

Current Interns

Alexa Carter

Alexa (Lexy) is a second-year Master of Health Administration candidate at the University of Florida. She is from Melbourne Beach, Florida and has a BA in Health Education from the University of Florida. As a past employee in the College of Medicine, Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation, she was able to observe and pinpoint many opportunities for improvement in healthcare delivery. This opportunity helped to spark her passion for Health Administration as she began to reflect on how she could impact and improve healthcare for all. Her areas of interest inside of health administration are operations, human resources, and quality improvement. In her free time, Alexa enjoys yoga, spending time with friends and family, and going to the beach. She is also a major Starbucks and sushi lover.

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Isabel Heitmeyer

Isabel is a second year graduate student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) where she is earning her Master of Science in Health Administration. During her first year, she worked at UAB Hospital as a unit concierge, providing additional support to patients and helping the administrative team with process improvement initiatives. Before this, she attended Butler University in Indianapolis where she majored in Healthcare and Business and minored in Criminology. Additionally, she was a member of the women’s swim team and served as treasurer of the Blue Key Honor Society. Her career interests include ambulatory care operations, healthcare disaster management, and financial management. Some of her favorite hobbies are trying new recipes, attending group workout classes, reading, and relaxing by the pool or at the beach.

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Kyle Zamajtuk

Kyle 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 BA in Biology from the University of Florida. He has worked as an assistant at multiple divisions within Neurology since 2018 including the Movement Disorders Clinic, Concussion Clinic, and Neurocritical Care Unit.   He also has received publications for his work with research initiatives in TBIs, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Neurocritical Care through the years. Kyle was also one of the founding executive members of the Medi-Gators Virtual Shadowing Program and helped facilitate the program during the 2020 pandemic. As a Health Administration candidate, Kyle’s interests include operations, health disparities, equity, and creating a healthy, inclusive work environment. He also currently serves as the recruitment 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.

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Additional information

State-of-the-art facilities

Neuromedicine Hospital

The UF Health Neuromedicine tower, which opened in 2017, is designed for the perfect interdisciplinary patient experience and brings together our inpatients (including 48 dedicated neurointensive care beds and 48 neuromedicine beds), outpatients, and state-of-the-art neuromedicine ancillary testing. It also houses the neurology resident didactics and Morning Report, resident sleep rooms, a well-stocked housestaff lounge, and spacious inpatient team workrooms.

Neuro Hosptial

Norman Fixel Institute

The Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases, which brings together clinicians and researchers for diverse neurological diseases in a groundbreaking outpatient interdisciplinary workspace, opened in 2019.

Fixel Institute

The Evelyn F. & William L. McKnight Brain Institute

The McKnight Brain Institute provides leadership for strong basic science and clinical programs in the Neurosciences, including Neuroscience, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. It is one of the world’s largest research institutions devoted to the challenges resulting from brain and nervous system disorders.