The University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) Administrative Fellowship is a two year program designed to provide an exceptional foundation for those seeking a career in academic health center administration. The Fellowship offers the unique experience to work closely with and learn from administrative and clinical leaders in a health system which includes both a top ranked medical school and hospital and health centers.
The program has three preceptors, Dr. David Spahlinger - Executive Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs, President of the Clinical Enterprise, and Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine; Tony Denton (former UMHS administrative fellow) - Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Clinical Enterprise; and Matthew Comstock - Executive Director for Administration, Chief Operating Officer University of Michigan Medical School. Fellows also regularly meet with members of the senior leadership team forming additional mentor-relationships. Early meetings focus on building institutional knowledge of the health system, discussion of goals and interests and potential project and rotation opportunities. Altogether, the health system leadership partner with fellows to provide professional guidance and personal development support throughout the fellowship.
Year one of the fellowship at UMHS emphasizes strategic rotations and high-impact project work aimed at advancing institutional priorities while cultivating core health care leadership competencies. Fellows also support executive-level meetings to observe first hand enterprise management and decision making.
Year two of the fellowship is structured as a customizable immersion that thoughtfully allows for continued growth and contribution to the health system. During the immersion, the fellow serves as an embedded resource under the direction and mentorship of preceptors and supervision of selected area leads. Through progressively more rigorous responsibilities, the fellow will work on initiatives that further align and integrate the clinical, research, and educational missions of the academic medical center.
The cornerstone of the fellowship at UMHS is the opportunity to immediately participate and directly add value to institutional priorities working alongside health system leadership. The fellowship at UMHS is focused on continuous learning and is committed to developing the best and brightest talent to lead health care and academic medicine.
UMHS welcomes diverse and highly motivated applicants from a variety of graduate programs. Qualified fellowship applicants will have a master degree or equivalent course work in health care administration, nursing, business, public health, health service or a related degree from an accredited program. While candidates with previous professional work experience are encouraged to apply, previous work experience is not a prerequisite for the fellowship.