Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Administrative Fellowship
The Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin Administrative Fellowship offers two positions within the health system:
- A hospital-based fellow employed by Froedtert Health sponsored by the COO of Froedtert Hospital
- A physician practice-based fellow employed by the Medical College of Wisconsin sponsored by the COO of the Medical College Physicians Practice and the Senior VP, Ambulatory Operations for Froedtert Health
The Administrative Fellowship Program is sponsored by the Health System CEO and the Physician Practice CEO and locally sponsored by an Administrative Fellowship Council consisting of senior executives from both Froedtert Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin. Both positions offer exposure to all levels of leadership, allowing the Fellows to gain an applied understanding of their skills and of the healthcare system's operations. Working within a leading academic medical center, community-based hospitals, and physician practice provides the fellows with the opportunity to develop a comprehensive and varied skill set. In addition, unique areas of opportunity within the program include exposure to a clinically integrated accountable care organization, digital health platform, and a system-owned health plan.
The structure of the Fellowship program is project and core-competency based. Both positions start in July every year, are two years in duration, and flexible to meet the interests of the Fellows. Fellows are expected to attend various meetings across the system, are encouraged to participate in committees and are able to lead team projects. The second year will include an increased focus on leadership and management of long-term projects through interim role placement. These experiences are centered on opportunities that fulfill organizational needs while also satisfying the interests and competency development of the Fellow. Fellows also receive intense coaching and mentorship from senior leaders. The accumulation of these features allows for a wide-ranging experience that leads to a comprehensive understanding of the healthcare landscape.
The primary goal of the program is to develop participants, through measurable demonstration of healthcare operations knowledge and skill-set competency, to successfully assume leadership roles in health system administration. Fellows will complete projects designed to strengthen administrative and leadership skills. The Froedtert & MCW Administrative Fellow will:
- Lead projects that develop analytical, leadership, finance, and health care operations skills.
- Demonstrate attention to detail, consistency, and meets multiple deadlines in a timely manner.
- Exhibit an understanding of health care administration, medical practice management, and an understanding of Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin's organizational structure and mission.
- Work effectively both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Act as a self-starter and demonstrate a willingness to take on new and challenging leadership roles, as well as non-leadership projects and deliverables.
- Build effective health care management skills and the ability to work with administrative leaders, as well as physician and clinical leaders.
Applicants must have obtained a graduate degree through an accredited program in health administration, business administration with an emphasis on healthcare, public health, or a closely related field. Furthermore, applicants must demonstrate a record of academic excellence, strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects. Previous working experience within the healthcare field is strongly preferred. Other important skills that will contribute to the selection of the Administrative Fellow include leadership, self-motivation, ability to work in a team setting, and knowledge of the healthcare environment.
Initial candidate interviews will be conducted by phone. Finalists will be invited to a comprehensive interview with members of the F&MCW senior leadership team.
Candidates will have the opportunity to specify which Fellowship track they would like to pursue – the hospital-based Fellowship or the practice-based fellowship – and will interview with leaders within each track.
Please note: Work visas are not sponsored.
How to Apply
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network is a member of the National Council on Administrative Fellowships (NCAF). As such, we adhere to the uniform application and offer dates; and utilize the centralized application service (NAFCAS). Visit the application portal for the 2024-2026 fellowship application requirements, which opened on June 9, 2023.
- Wednesday, August 9 from 4-4:45 p.m. CST
- Wednesday, August 30 from 12-12:45 p.m. CST
- Thursday, September 14 from 5-5:45 p.m. CST
Application deadline: Applications are due through NAFCAS on September 29, 2023.
For questions regarding our fellowship, please contact Johanna Ponce (email@example.com) or Arthur Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Medical College of Wisconsin
The Medical College of Wisconsin is a distinguished leader, providing cutting-edge, collaborative patient care of the highest quality in hospitals and clinics across Wisconsin. Our researchers discover and translate new knowledge in biomedical and health sciences to transform healthcare. We educate the next generation of doctors, scientists and pharmacists through innovative programs on three campuses across Wisconsin. The Medical College has approximately 1,650 faculty and approximately 3,445 full-time employees. The Medical College is the eighth largest private employer in metro Milwaukee and has approximately 15,000 alumni.
There are more than 1,260 students enrolled in educational programs at MCW. This includes 900 medical students on 3 campuses and 450 graduate students. College faculty supervise 700 physicians in residency training and 250 students in fellowship training through the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals. MCW offers accredited residency and fellowship training in 90 medical specialties and subspecialties.
Current Fellow Bios
Second-Year Administrative Fellows:
Johanna Ponce | email@example.com
Undergraduate: University of Illinois at Chicago, 2018
Graduate Degree and Program: MHA, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2022
Why did you pursue a fellowship? I was able to see the true value of mentorship and the benefit of having exposure to various areas within healthcare after a yearlong internship working alongside a hospital administrative executive team in Chicago. It was only natural for me to want to continue this learning experience at a greater scale with F&MCW. I admire and appreciate our mission and values, and the growth and learning opportunities the F&MCW two-year fellowship structure provides.
Arthur Moore | firstname.lastname@example.org
Undergraduate: Wisconsin Lutheran College, 2017
Graduate Degree and Program: MBA, Louisiana State University, 2020
Why did you pursue a fellowship? The Froedtert and MCW Administrative Fellowship provides an in-depth experience of how an academic medical system functions. Considering that Froedtert is the only level 1 trauma center in eastern Wisconsin, I knew there were experiential learning opportunities that would be difficult to gain within other hospital systems.
Medical College Physicians
The Froedtert & MCW health network, which includes four community hospital campuses, more than 1,600 physicians and nearly 40 health centers and clinics, draws patients from throughout the Midwest and the nation. In our most recent fiscal year, outpatient visits exceeded 1.1 million, inpatient admissions to our hospitals were 49,250 and visits to our network physicians totaled 932,000.
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Physicians
We recognize that patients prefer to receive care close to home. Our integrated network of health care comprises more than 30 clinics and 250 physicians across seven counties. Patients have convenient access to physicians in communities close to their home or workplace, along with access to highly specialized care and clinical trials at southeastern Wisconsin’s only academic medical center.
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