Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Administrative Fellowship
The Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin 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 clinical and core service departments to gain competency in the skill-sets, processes, and tools required of medical practice management. Under the direction of the fellowship mentors, the fellow will support key initiatives and projects in each area. The fellow will also participate in senior leadership meetings as appropriate and work as part of multi-disciplinary teams and independently to advance F&MCW's key strategic goals.
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 F&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 virtual interview with members of the F&MCW senior leadership team.
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 2021-2023 fellowship, which opened on June 15, 2020.
Uniform application deadline: Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020
Uniform offer date: Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020
For questions regarding our fellowship, please contact Jacob Meyer or Jonathan Ortega (2nd Year Administrative Fellows) at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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
Undergraduate: Illinois State University, 2017
Graduate degree & program: MHA, University of Iowa 2019
Why did you pursue a fellowship: The fellowship program allows individuals to have direct access to organizational leadership while also building a strong foundation of knowledge and skills. This comprehensive model of organizational exposure, mentorship, and project work serves as a great transition from graduate school into the beginning of my career.
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2017
Graduate degree & program: MHA, Saint Louis University 2019
Why did you pursue a fellowship: I believe that you pursue a fellowship for three reasons: 1) Experience – The opportunities, mentorships, and being able to work on impactful projects under the guidance of industry leaders is a once in a lifetime experience. 2) Education – There are always opportunities for continued learning through a fellowship. 3) Leadership – During the fellowship the fellow will be able to truly determine what type of leader they want to become.
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.