July 2017 - June 2018
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) Administrative Fellowship provides select individuals with a post-graduate opportunity to foster development as a health care professional in an academic medical center. The Fellow will work under the supervision of the CEO of UIHC and will have broad involvement, interaction, and exposure to the corporate operations of this nationally-ranked teaching hospital and health sciences campus. The position offers a complete perspective of the organization including its relationship with the UI Carver College of Medicine, UI Physicians, and the healthcare market.
Application Process and Timeline
The application deadline for the 2017-2018 administrative fellowship is Friday, September 23, 2016. Learn more about the application process and timeline.
The CEO of UI Hospitals and Clinics and Associate Vice President of University of Iowa Health Care, Kenneth Kates, acts as preceptor to the administrative fellow and determines, with the fellow, the content of the fellowship. At the beginning of the fellowship, the fellow will meet with the preceptor to determine goals and project work interest. The fellow will have ongoing interaction with the entire administrative team and meet with the team regularly on a broad range of operational issues.
The term "structured flexibility" most accurately describes the design of the UIHC fellowship. The content of the experience is tailored to best match individual and organization needs. As such, the following components and characteristics provide a framework for defining the fellowship experience:
- Adoption of program goals and objectives, including periodic review with the CEO
- Open access to the CEO and the entire management staff
- Participation in senior management meetings, where direction, policy, and strategic planning issues are addressed for the hospital and UI Health Care
- Participation in central corporate functions (e.g. finance and general operations)
- Participation in the completion of special projects/programs central to the hospital and UI Health Care (e.g. Joint Commission preparation, budget development, clinical program analysis, etc.)
- Assumption of a partial role as the service representative for the Office of the CEO
- Participation in the educational process within the University of Iowa Graduate Program in Health Management and Policy
- The UIHC Administrative Fellowship Program is well-established making the organization fully equipped to offer a rich and engaging experience
- Primary focus on the fellow's assimilation of knowledge, development of attitude and philosophy toward the field, and further refinement of a management style
- Intention of broadening the range of post-fellowship employment opportunities by providing exposure to a various corporate activities of the hospital and UI Health Care
- Commitment of the entire staff to integrate and retain high quality fellows within the organization post-fellowship
- 13 of the previous 15 fellows accepted competitive positions within UIHC following completion of the fellowship
- Learn more about previous fellows and their current placement
The UIHC Administrative Fellowship involves a one-year commitment. Fellows will receive a competitive salary, plus generous benefits.
Current Administrative Fellows
Anna Cigrand, MHA '16
|Taylin Stoner, MHA '16
University of Iowa