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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 2022-2024 fellowship application requirements, which opened on June 10, 2021.

Important Dates

Webinar dates:

  • Tuesday, August 31, 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. CST
  • Monday, September 13, 5 – 5:45 p.m. CST

Please email or for information to join the webinars.

Application deadline: Friday, October 1, 2021

Offer acceptance date: Thursday, November 11, 2021

For questions regarding our fellowship, please contact Alexis Kent or Mary Wiesman (2nd Year Administrative Fellows) at or

About Us

Medical College of Wisconsin

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:

Mary Wiesman
Marquette University, 2017
Graduate degree & program: MHSA, University of Michigan 2020
Why did you pursue a fellowship: I sought out a fellowship program because I wanted to continue discovering my passions in healthcare while developing life-long mentors and relationships. The fellowship program provides a unique opportunity to make connections with leaders across the enterprise in addition to providing limitless project opportunities.

Alexis Kent
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin- Madison, 2018
Graduate Degree & Program: MHSA, MBA, Xavier University 2021
Why did you pursue a fellowship? The fellowship allows up and coming leaders the opportunity to work with and be mentored by senior executives within top organizations. Fellows are able to further enhance their leadership and problem-solving skills through project work, build relationships that will last throughout one’s career, and gain exposure in areas that will further develop an individual’s interests.

First-Year Administrative Fellows:

Vanessa Savage |
Undergraduate: The Ohio State University, 2019
Graduate Degree and Program: MHA, University of Iowa, 2021
Why did you pursue a fellowship? Going into my second year of the MHA program at the University of Iowa, I chose to pursue an administrative fellowship because I believe that they offer a unique opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive within a health care system. The Froedtert & MCW fellowship in particular gives fellows a wide variety of projects, strong support network of health care leaders and greater insight into the realm of academic medicine — all of which drew me to this program.

Madison Crowe |
Undergraduate: University of South Carolina, 2019
Graduate Degree and Program: MHA, Medical University of South Carolina, 2021
Why did you pursue a fellowship? I chose to pursue an administrative fellowship because I was interested in learning more about several areas throughout a health system while developing my skills and serving a large population. An administrative fellowship position is a great way to expose yourself to a variety of projects, executives, and departments, and I knew the position would set me up for future success in the health care field.

Medical College Physicians

Medical College Physicians

Medical College Physicians (MCP) is the adult clinical component that is fully owned by the Medical College. MCP employs approximately 1,500 clinical providers in 19 clinical departments. These providers see patients at 5 health systems, 10 hospitals, and 38 clinical locations in the region. It is the largest physician group practice in the state of Wisconsin and the 7th largest academic practice in the United States. 
Froedtert Health

Froedtert Health

The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin regional health network is a partnership between Froedtert Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin supporting a shared mission of patient care, innovation, medical research and education. Our health network operates eastern Wisconsin's only academic medical center and adult Level I Trauma Center at Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, an internationally recognized training and research center engaged in thousands of clinical trials and studies.

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

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Physicians

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Physicians is built on the existing partnership between southeastern Wisconsin’s only academic medical center and our community clinics and hospitals. Our unique academic-community partnership allows us to provide the most appropriate and comprehensive care to all of our patients.

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.     
Equal Opportunity Employer

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is the policy of MCW to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without discriminating based on race, color, sex, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, protected veteran status, past or present service in the uniformed services, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, religion, arrest or conviction record. Equal employment opportunities shall be provided in accordance with pertinent legislation, judicial mandates and presidential executive orders designed to eradicate discrimination in all areas of employment. MCW is also committed to providing a work and academic environment free from harassment.

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Alexis Kent

2nd Year Administrative Fellow

Mary Wiesman

2nd Year Administrative Fellow