2021-2022 Spectrum Health Administrative Fellowship

For prospective applicants we will be hosting informational webinars to share more information with you about the great opportunity to engage in a fellowship experience at our nationally recognized, integrated health system, headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Our fellowship offers an outstanding year-long project based leadership development program. The Fellowship also provides the unique opportunity to receive direct mentorship from our CEO and President Ms. Tina Freese-Decker, who herself started at Spectrum Health as an Administrative Fellow!


The brochure attached provides additional details about the 2021-2022 fellowship program and application process. Interested candidates are also encouraged to attend one of our upcoming webinars:

During the webinars we will cover:

• Who is Spectrum Health and what do we strive for?

• The Fellowship at a glance (including deadlines and examples of past and current projects)

• Mentorship and other professional development opportunities

• Life in Grand Rapids/West Michigan


Q&A with myself and past fellows

To RSVP for one of our webinars, please fill out the form linked below. The webinar dates are as follows:


• Friday, August 7th, 2020 at 1 p.m. EST.

• Friday, August 21st, 2020 at 11 a.m. EST

• Friday August 28th, 2020 at 1 p.m. EST.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Hospital & Clinics Administrative Fellowship Program 2021-2023


The VUMC Hospital & Clinics Administrative Fellowship Program is a two-year, rotation and core-competency based program that provides comprehensive training and development for individuals seeking a leadership career in health system administration. Fellows are provided with an in- depth understanding of Academic Medical Center operations through exposure to various clinical and administrative areas. In addition to gaining robust contextual and functional knowledge, fellows take part in multiple hands-on learning experiences through immersions in various Patient Care Centers or Core Service Departments to gain competency in the skill sets, processes, and tools required of modern health system administration. In the last months of the program, fellows are able to demonstrate their training and development through placement on the administrative team of a Patient Care Center or Core Service Department. Within this team, fellows work with increasing autonomy and responsibility to produce various deliverables, or lead various teams, before completing the program. The primary goal of the program is to develop participants through measurable demonstration of healthcare operations, knowledge, and skill-set competency, in order to successfully assume leadership roles in health system administration. 

Months 1-6 Months 7-12 Months 13-24
Phase 1: See One Phase 2: Do One Phase 3: Lead One
Contextual and Functional Knowledge of Operating Units Competency in Critical Skillsets, Processes, and Tools of Health System Administration Autonomy and Responsibility on Administrative Team
25 Rotations  Up to 16 Core Competencies Independent Practice within Specific Area


To Apply: 

Please submit the materials listed below through VUMC’s listed Career Portal by Thursday, September 4, 2020


• Current resume as a Word or PDF document.

• Three signed recommendation letters (one from a faculty member from your graduate level academic discipline, one from professional/work experience, and one additional).

• Unofficial Graduate School Transcript(s).

• Essay responses to the following prompts (500 words limit for each prompt-1500 words total):


1) Pick 3 words to describe yourself and explain why you chose them.
2) What are the 3-4 things that every health system CEO should have on his or her agenda?
3) What is the most common mistake (pick one) healthcare leaders make? How could this mistake be avoided?


*Please do not submit a cover letter.


Additional directions to guide you through our career portal are listed on our fellowship application website at https://www.vumc.org/afp/39310. All application materials must be submitted by September 4, 2020.


Should you have any questions about the fellowship, please email VUMCAdminFellowship@vumc.org.

Kaiser Permanente Southern California Administrative Fellowship


The Administrative Fellowship program is designed to:

-Identify and foster promising candidates for management and future leadership positions within Kaiser Permanente.

-Provide Administrative Fellows with an educational, interactive, and enriching experience that will contribute to their professional development, as well as to their understanding of Kaiser Permanente.

-Create opportunities for Administrative Fellows to enhance skills in project development, strategic implementation, and operations management.

The Administrative Fellowship program allows for learning opportunities through its rotation structure at both the professional and personal level. Most fellows will experience a balance of project and operational work, with an emphasis on health care operations. Learning opportunities include:

-Hospital and Outpatient Operations

-Strategic and Market Planning

-Facility Planning

-Financial and Analytical Performance

-Project Management

Southern California offers a 24-month fellowship that includes three 8-month rotations: two at a medical center (choice of inpatient or outpatient setting) and one at the regional offices. Fellows are placed in their first rotation by the organization, but fellows will then choose their location for the second and third rotations. Southern California is also actively seeking candidates with a military or nursing background.


As a fellow, you will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, and accrue both vacation and sick leave. In addition, your dependents are eligible for full medical and dental benefits. Opportunities to attend internal and external educational conferences are available to current fellows.


Application Information 

Where to apply?

You should apply to the fellowship directly on the fellowship website: https://adminfellowship.kp.org/program/



All graduate degrees conferred between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021, are eligible to apply for Kaiser Permanente’s Administrative Fellowship programs. Degrees from accredited programs are preferred. Check with your graduate school’s registrar if you are unsure about your degree conferral date.



The application opens August 1st and closes September 13th at 5:00pm PST.



There are six components to the application: 1) online application 2) resume 3) personal statement 4) essay 5) two letters of recommendation (one professional and one academic) 6) unofficial transcript. In the online application, you will submit all materials (items 2-6) in ONE (1) PDF document. The prompts for the personal statement and essay will be available when the application opens.


Contact Information

If you have any questions, please feel free to email our fellowship email account: scal.kp-fellowship@kp.org

UPMC Administrative Fellowship Program

The UPMC Administrative Fellowships are two-year programs for graduate level students with a passion for health care management. UPMC, a world-renowned health care provider and insurer, is inventing new models of accountable, cost-effective, patient-centered care.


Fellows will spend their first year rotating with executive level leadership, participating in and leading various projects, meetings, and initiatives through a variety of core functional rotations. The second year is flexible and allows the Fellow to spend time working in an area of interest and/or organizational need gaining valuable leadership experience.


Fellowship Tracks

The UPMC Administrative Fellowship Program offers several unique tracks designed to give Administrative Fellows a unique perspective on health care. The UPMC Administrative Fellowship Program will be accepting applications for the following tracks for the 2021–2023 program year:


• UPMC Health Services Division Presbyterian Shadyside
• UPMC Health Services Division Altoona
• UPMC Health Services Division Susquehanna
UPMC Insurance Services Division


Application Instructions

The UPMC Administrative Fellowship Program is a proud member of National Council on Administrative Fellowships and participates in centralized application process through the NAFCAS portal and uniform timeline of events. 


Application Timeline:

• June 15, 2020: Application opens
• October 1, 2020: Application closes
November 12, 2020: Uniform offer date
The UPMC Administrative Fellowship Program does not participate in NAFCAS cycle 2 process


Application Requirements:

• Personal Statement (two-page limit):
• Resume or curriculum vitae
Official or unofficial undergraduate transcript
Official or unofficial graduate transcript
Three letters of recommendation (one professional, one from graduate program director or graduate school professor, and one from an individual of the applicant’s choosing)


More Information

For more information about UPMC and the UPMC Administrative Fellowship Program, please visit: https://www.upmc.com/careers/admin-fellowship

For questions, please email us at: adminfellowship@upmc.edu

To connect with us, please find us on linked in at: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12267895/

St. Louis Children’s Hospital Administrative Fellowship Program 2021-2023

The MD Anderson Administrative Fellowship offers an opportunity to learn about the organizational structure, philosophy, values, and mission of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. 


The 18-month fellowship is an operations based program that focuses on nurturing independence and learning through measurement and evaluation of progress toward educational objectives. The primary intent of the program is to offer early careerists an opportunity to translate academic theory into practice and further develop their leadership styles in a large, academic specialty non-profit hospital.


 The MD Anderson Cancer Center Administrative Fellowship provides:

• Knowledge of organizational dynamics gained from working with senior leadership throughout the Institution

• An opportunity for inexperienced managers to obtain an applied foundation in financial management, ambulatory care management, research administration, human resources administration, facility, and strategic planning

• An understanding of the common values shared by all health care professionals at MD Anderson

• Competitive advantage in key healthcare competencies needed by tomorrow’s executives.    


The Office of the President administers the program with support from the MD Anderson Leadership Institute, and strong connections to the clinical operations, finance and research enterprise.  


Program Objectives: 

• Translate and apply financial, economic, market and performance information and models to expand, improve and optimize organizational performance.

• Demonstrate knowledge of the healthcare system and environment in which health services are provided

• Effectively manage relationships, influence individuals and groups, and communicate to take action in the pursuit of organizational goals.

• Develop and define a vision, take initiative, provide direction, manage change, and participate in the planning, development, communication and monitoring required to establish and achieve organizational goals.



To Apply:

• The online application will open June 15, 2020 and close at 11:59 p.m. CDT on September 19, 2020. All of the following application material must be submit to DISCOVER System Online Application: 


  Personal Statement indicating interest in pursuing an Administrative Fellowship at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, including both short- and long-term goals. The statement of interest should be no longer than one page, single spaced, 12-point font.

  Three letters of recommendation (at least one academic and one professional). There will be a prompt in the online application to send recommendation requests directly to your references.

  Official graduate school transcripts to be self-uploaded into DISCOVER System Online Application (from all graduate institutions attended).



To Apply URL:




Contact Person

• Name: Chastity Boudreaux

• Email: MDAadminfellow@mdanderson.org

• Phone: 713-792-1845

St. Louis Children’s Hospital Administrative Fellowship Program

The St. Louis Children’s Hospital Administrative Fellowship Program is seeking diverse candidates for their 2021-2023 Administrative Fellowship. Details regarding the fellowship experience (application timeline, FAQs, contact information, etc.) can be found here or at https://www.stlouischildrens.org/employment/administrative-fellowship.


**As a note, the fellowship is not a member of the National Council on Administrative Fellowships (NCAF).**


If you have any specific questions regarding the application process, or the fellowship experience, please feel free to contact the program at slchadminfellowship@bjc.org .

The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is offering a one-year postgraduate
Administrative Fellowship Program for students graduating in or prior to the 2020-2021 school year.

The postgraduate fellowship program is designed to specifically offer a focus on pediatric healthcare issues. 


The objectives of the fellowship include 

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the organization’s strategic goals by participating in department-wide projects and executive team initiatives 
  • Enhance leadership experience by managing projects, participating in senior leadership and committee meetings, and engaging in shadowing opportunities 
  • Identify and evaluate areas of interest within pediatric healthcare and academic medicine 
  • Develop professional relationships with the senior executive team and other leaders within the medical center 


The one year administrative fellowship is a project-based program which allows the fellow the opportunity to gain exposure to all facets of the organization. The administrative fellow works closely with the senior leadership teams on projects that address operational and strategic initiatives. The project-based structure allows the fellow to tailor the experience to their interests while supporting the mission of Lurie Children’s. 


Along with the knowledge gained through working on projects throughout the fellowship year, the fellow will also attend leadership and board meetings in order to gain a firm understanding of the strategic goals and vision for Lurie Children’s. The fellow is also encouraged to supplement their experience with additional meetings, shadowing and other activities across the hospital. 


Important Dates Informational Webinars for Administrative Fellowship: Friday, August 21 at 12 p.m. CST, Thursday, September 3 at 12 p.m. CST and Friday, September 18 at 11 a.m. CST. Please email adminfellowship@luriechildrens.org to request the webinar link for the date you choose to attend. Application Due: Thursday, October 1, 2020 Interview Process: Mid to Late October, 2020 Selection Date: Early to Mid-November, 2020 Start Date: June 2021 


Application Materials 

  • Resumé 
  • Cover Letter 
  • Official graduate transcript 
  • A one- to two-page personal statement addressing you interest in pediatrics, future career goals, and expectations of Lurie Children’s 
  • Lurie Children’s Hospital is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. What contributions do you believe you can make to support and honor that commitment? Provide an example of what you have done in the past that would support your statement. 


For more information contact Nicole Vershaw | Administrative Fellow | 312-227-4339| adminfellowship@luriechildrens.org | luriechildrens.org/adminfellowship

The University of West Florida’s (UWF) online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program


The University of West Florida’s (UWF) online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program strives to develop engaged, healthcare professionals who use evidence-based strategies and applied skills to improve operations, quality of care, affordability and access. Our MHA program includes instruction in administration, finance, health economics, human resources, systems operation, quality improvement and organizational behavior and embraces qualities essential to future healthcare careers. The program is 100% online to accommodate busy professionals. Healthcare administrators are in demand to lead healthcare entities that focus on patient-centered care, while managing rising healthcare costs. At UWF, we provide students with the skills to engage in ongoing changes in health systems. Demographic pressures, advances in medicine and technology, and increased health regulations have led to a rapid increase in the demand for this field. Healthcare administrators typically work in hospitals, outpatient clinics, private practices, rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities, and mental health organizations.


Admission Requirements

The first step is to submit an application for graduate admission (plus a $30 application fee) and be accepted for admission into the University of West Florida. The next steps are:
• Submit official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions previously attended
• Submit GRE or MAT scores*
• Submit a letter of intent describing your work experience and reasons for pursuing the degree, including
how the degree relates to your career goals
• Submit three recommendation forms
• Submit a résumé
*The test requirement may be waived if one of these conditions is met:
• The applicant has a 3.5 GPA or higher
• The applicant has a 3.0 GPA and three years of relevant work experience in a healthcare organization that
would normally require a bachelor’s degree
• The applicant holds a terminal degree (Ph.D., J.D., Ed.D. etc.) or an advanced professional degree (M.S.,
M.A. etc.) from an accredited program


Have questions about this program or the admissions process? Contact our graduate admissions team
at graduate@uwf.edu


For More Infomation

Lurie Children’s Administrative Internship Summer 2020


The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is offering a paid Administrative Internship for the summer of 2020. 


Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago provides superior pediatric care in a setting that offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research and family-friendly design. As the largest freestanding pediatric provider in the region with a 135-year legacy of excellence, Lurie Children’s is an academic pediatric healthcare leader committed to providing unsurpassed healthcare for children and educating future healthcare leaders. 


In the Administrative Internship, you will be responsible for completing a variety of projects that support hospital-wide operations as well as individual departments and divisions. This role will report to a preceptor/mentor within the organization to guide potential projects and foster an enriching educational experience. The Administrative Intern will be asked to attend a variety of leadership meetings to gain a better understanding of the organization and will be asked to provide a brief presentation at the end of their internship to highlight their achievements. 


Application materials include: 

  1. Resume 2. Cover Letter 3. 500-word essay explaining (a) current skills that would contribute to the mission 

of Lurie Children’s and (b) specific goals to achieve from the summer internship experience 


Candidates must have completed the first year of their Master’s Degree in healthcare administration, business administration or a related field to qualify. 


Application Window: December 13 – December 31 

For more information and to apply, visit us at luriechildrens.org/jobs Job Title: Summer Administrative Intern 

Washington University School of Medicine’s Executive Management Fellowship deadline approaching soon!

The Executive Management Fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is an extension of our belief that only through the thoughtful leadership of a diverse group of bright and talented individuals can creative solutions be found to some of the challenges at the forefront of the health care frontier.


The fellowship is a two-year program designed to provide participants with a thorough exposure to the operation and governance of a nationally ranked, research-based medical school and academic medical center. Through the mentorship of senior leaders of the school, fellows engage in executive-level discussions and participatory decision-making on complex issues that shape and influence the operation and governance of the school in all aspects of its mission, including its research, education and patient care delivery enterprises.


Please see the attached brochure or follow the link to apply and learn more about the fellowship program: https://medicine.wustl.edu/executive-management-fellowship/


For additional questions please contact our fellows, Nygel Williams and Amanda Wilkins execmanagementfellowship@wustl.edu.


We look forward to receiving your application!


Executive Management Fellows

Nygel Williams · Amanda Wilkins · Sobia Shahab (2016) · Kashwayne Williams (2014) · Andwele Jolly (2012)

Johns Hopkins Medicine Administrative Fellowship

The Johns Hopkins Medicine Administrative Fellowship program is an integrated program that offers learning experiences in both the Johns Hopkins Health System (JHHS) and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (SOM). The program is a 24 month, rotation based program that trains young professionals and helps them develop leadership skills and qualities.


View Overview 

Visit: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/adminfellowship/apply/

Online Application: https://nafcas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login

Children’s Mercy Kansas City Administrative Fellowship

Program Description

The Children’s Mercy Kansas City Administrative Fellowship is designed for postgraduate individuals interested in an administrative career in pediatric health care. Fellows receive hands-on experience in both clinical and non-clinical areas of Children’s Mercy Kansas City. This is provided through a combination of project work, rotations, observations, and shadowing experiences. The fellowship aims to provide the fellow with hands-on administrative experience in a wide variety of administrative discipline, expose the fellow to executive leadership at all levels within the organization, provide the fellow with projects that are aligned with both the fellow’s interests and career goals and the interests and needs of Children’s Mercy, and prepare the fellow for a leadership career in a pediatric health care facility.


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If anyone has any questions, feel free to contact adminfellow@cmh.edu.