Administrative Fellowship Program

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Administrative Fellowship Program

CHI Health sponsors a 24-month Administrative Fellowship, fostering executive training in an integrated health system environment. The Fellowship is established to train and educate post-graduate students with a complete perspective of both an integrated health care system and the healthcare arena in which it operates. Throughout the 24-month Fellowship, the Fellow, the CEO, and the system Executive Leadership Team will work together to craft an experience that matches the Fellow's interests as well as the needs of the organization. 

The Fellow will spend the first part of his or her fellowship with system leadership attending executive leadership team meetings, board meetings, and engaging in and leading initiatives from the system level. During the remainder of his or her term, the Fellow will spend time rotating through various aspects of the health system.

The rotation schedule is based on a three-month, three-rotation model: one rotation in an acute hospital setting where the Fellow joins a hospital leadership team, one rotation in the ambulatory setting, taking on a clinic related projects, and one rotation in a third setting that matches the Fellow’s interest, such as a Service Line Team, a Critical Access Hospital, or another area of his or her choosing. Projects and rotations may vary in length in order to allow the Fellow enough opportunities to develop their own learning opportunities, applying health care management theory and interpersonal and analytical skills to each project and rotation in-turn.  During each rotation, the Executive Leadership Team selects a preceptor to aid in the selection of relevant projects and to provide evaluation and feedback on performance-related goals and personal/professional growth. The Fellow is also given feedback and evaluation from the system CEO and Executive Leadership Team throughout the Fellowship and will be given the opportunity to evaluate their experiences and preceptors during each rotation.

During the latter portion of the 24-month period, the Fellow partners with his or her mentors and or preceptors as well as with the CEO to identify potential interim leadership opportunities and gain relevant, hands-on management experience. It is also at this time that the Fellow, supported by the Executive Leadership Team, begins to search for future roles within the organization.