The fellowship is designed to be a two-year experience, during which the administrative fellow will be involved in both operations management and projects. Advised and mentored by a senior vice president, who serves as the fellow’s preceptor, the fellow also receives guidance and interacts closely with all members of the executive leadership team. As a result of the high visibility of the position, opportunities during the fellowship and positions to consider post-fellowship span the entire health system.
The fellow may focus on as many aspects of the organization as desired during the two years, providing exposure to the entire structure of the organization, as well as interact and work closely with a variety of leaders at WellSpan. An interim management role is also a possibility during the fellowship if the fellow has an interest.
“Beginning my career as a fellow with WellSpan Health was the perfect opportunity to learn deeply the many facets of healthcare delivery. WellSpan Health, an integrated delivery system, is very comprehensive in its offerings which affords a fellow endless learning opportunities. You can gain experience from hospital or clinic operations to wide-reaching corporate support functions. Over and above the learning opportunities, the support and mentorship that I received as a WellSpan fellow truly shaped my career trajectory.”
- Kelly Dearman
Specifically, fellows have the opportunity to work with:
- Operations (Hospital and Medical Group)
- Strategy and Marketing
- Service Line Strategy Development
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- Population Health
To be considered for the WellSpan Health Administrative Fellowship Program, applicants must be graduating or recently graduated from an MHA program, or an MPH or MBA program with a focus in healthcare administration. Successful applicants will be community-focused, with specific career goals and demonstrated organizational, critical thinking, project management, and communication abilities.
WellSpan Health is a member of the National Council on Administrative Fellowships (NCAF), and therefore adheres to all associated application processes and deadlines. In order to apply to the WellSpan Health Administrative Fellowship, please visit the NAFCAS portal.
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