Administrative Fellowship Program

Program overview

The administrative fellowship program is designed for recent graduates from an accredited graduate program with a focus in health care administration (MBA/MHA/MHSA/MPA/MPH).

The administrative fellowship program provides preparation in executive development for future healthcare leaders through a combination of departmental rotations, problem-solving projects and participation in managerial functions throughout various organizational and operational settings within the Northwell Health. This gives the fellows a valuable opportunity to gain practical operational experience and knowledge of the various aspects of healthcare, along with contact and interaction with all levels of leadership throughout the health network under executive-level mentorship.

The fellowship is a 12-month program that consists of facility and departmental rotations, project management, one-on-one mentoring, and attendance at various health system meetings and events. Each administrative fellow is assigned a member of the senior leadership team as a mentor/advisor for the duration of the fellowship program.

Participants will be assigned rotations based on their interests and discussion with their assigned mentor/advisor. The rotations will expose the fellows to many areas within the health system and healthcare. Fellows are assigned several projects in their rotations. These projects enable the fellows to fully immerse themselves in the departments and facilities to which they are assigned.

Application process

The application process for the 2018-2019 program is now closed. Please check back in June for the release of the 2019-2020 application

Application Requirements:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  3. Official transcript(s) (Graduate level only)
  4. Three (3) letters of recommendation
  5. One essay addressing the following questions:
    • Why have you chosen to pursue a post-graduate fellowship?
    • What motivated your interest in Health Services Management?

We are a member of the National Council of Administrative Fellowships (NCAF) and adhere to the NCAF application timeline and process. Click here to apply now.

Frequently asked questions

How long is the program? 
The program runs for one year.

How many fellows are accepted into the program? 
Three candidates are accepted.

At which site will I be working? 
The program is rotation-based. Each fellow will be assigned to work at multiple sites (tertiary, community hospital and corporate) throughout the system.

How long is each rotation? 
Each rotation lasts for 12 weeks.

How will rotations be assigned? 
The first three rotations will either be assigned or based on the fellow's specific areas of interest. The final rotation is an elective.

What guidance or mentorship will I have during my fellowship? 
Each fellow is assigned a member of the senior leadership team to serve as a mentor during their fellowship year. A site preceptor will be assigned to the fellows for each rotation. The administrative manager of the fellowship program will provide you with guidance throughout the year.

What can I expect in terms of compensation? 
Fellows receive a competitive salary and full benefits.

Our people

Kathleen Gallo, RN, PhD

  • Senior Vice President and Chief Learning Officer,
    Northwell Health
  • Dean and Professor,
    Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies
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(516) 396-6553

Get in touch with us!

Applicants invited for interview will be notified by email or phone. For additional information on how to apply contact Christina Knieste.

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