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Cleveland Clinic’s Administrative Fellowship Program, 2015-2016

Cleveland Clinic’s Administrative Fellowship Program is a 12-month postgraduate training program available for international applicants. The year-long, project-based Administrative Fellowship is geared toward highly motivated individuals with practical experience in the healthcare environment. Qualified applicants will have a Master of Health Administration or equivalent course work completed from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). The Administrative Fellows will receive a stipend competitive with similarly structured programs and other benefits too. Application deadline is September 22, 2014.

Study Subject(s): Cleveland Clinic offers outstanding projects for fellows in a variety of operational, clinical, strategic growth and international arenas. Under the mentorship and guidance of the program directors and other executive and senior leaders, the fellows gain excellent career experiences in leading-edge areas of management.
Course Level: It is a 12-month postgraduate training program.
Scholarship Provider: Cleveland Clinic, USA (The Fellowship Program is sponsored by Executive Administration and jointly directed by the Department of Operations and Clinical Institute leadership.)
Award can be taken at: Project locations range from main campus, family health centers and community hospitals, to international locations.

Eligibility: Qualified applicants have a Masters degree (MBA, MHA, MHSA) or equivalent course work completed from a U.S. based university. Preferred applicants hold a Masters degree from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME); however, applications from non-CAHME programs will be accepted for review. International applicants are welcome to apply.

Open for International Students: International applicants can apply for these Administrative fellowships.

Description:  Cleveland ClinicCleveland Clinic’s Administrative Fellowship Program is a 12-month post-graduate training program. The fellowship is project oriented, and gives the fellows numerous opportunities to participate in projects throughout the Foundation. The program is geared to the self-starter who has had some practical experience in the health care environment. The Fellowship Program is sponsored by Executive Administration and jointly directed by the Department of Operations and Clinical Institute leadership. Cleveland Clinic offers outstanding projects for fellows in a variety of operational, clinical, strategic growth and international arenas. Under the mentorship and guidance of the program directors and other executive and senior leaders, the fellows gain excellent career experiences in leading-edge areas of management.

Number of award(s): Up to 6 fellowships will be available.

Duration of award(s): Fellowships will be available for the 12 months duration.

What does it cover: The Administrative Fellows will receive a stipend competitive with similarly structured programs. Benefits include the following:
-28 days of paid time off (including holidays, vacation, and sick time)
-Medical coverage through the Cleveland Clinic Employee Health Plan at the employee rate
-Employee health plan includes free onsite gym membership as well as other health and wellness classes
-Payment of travel, lodging, and dining expenses to attend one healthcare related professional meeting or seminar
-Opportunities to take educational and leadership development classes offered by Cleveland Clinic and its affiliates
-Fellows will be provided work space and adequate resources to support them during the Fellowship.
Other benefits of the Administrative Fellowship Program include:
-A project-based fellowship with multiple options tailored to the interests of the Fellow
-Opportunity to manage substantive project initiatives, and teams
-Consistent exposure to executive and institute-level leadership
-Experience with an integrated healthcare system featuring the main campus, family health centers, and community hospitals
-National and international project opportunities

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Up to six fellows will be selected for 2015-2016 in the 4th quarter of 2014. Candidates invited to interview on-site will participate in a day-long series of individual and panel meetings with various Cleveland Clinic administrators and executives. Candidates should plan on arriving the day prior to interviews for a tour of the facility and dinner with current and past fellows, the preceptors and others committed to the success of the Administrative Fellowship Program. Overnight accommodations and full reimbursement for travel expenses will be provided.

How to Apply: Applicants should apply via post. Application Requirements:
-Cover Letter (addressed to Gina Cronin, Program Director)
-Resume
-Graduate letters of recommendation (one academic and one professional)
-Official graduate school transcript
-Official or unofficial undergraduate transcript
-Two essays, one page maximum (each):
Explain how an administrative fellowship will help you attain your career goals and how a Cleveland Clinic fellowship complements these goals.
While much of health care is still paid via a fee-for-service reimbursement model, the system stands poised to make a major shift to paying for value rather than volume. Of the new payment models currently being discussed, which do you believe will impact revenue most in the short term and how would you recommend Cleveland Clinic position itself for success in a new payment structure?

Application Deadline: Application deadline is September 22, 2014.

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