The Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Administrative Fellowship Program is a two-year, project 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 Froedtert & MCW health network'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 Froedtert & 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 the Froedtert & MCW 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.
Qualified applicants have a Master's degree (MBA, MHA, MHSA) or equivalent course work completed from a U.S.-based university. Preferred applicants hold a Master's 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.
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 the Froedtert Hospital campus for on-site interviews with members of the 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 2020–2022 fellowship, which opened on June 12, 2019.
Uniform application deadline: Monday, Oct. 2, 2019
Uniform offer acceptance deadline: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019
For questions regarding our fellowship, please contact Laura Von Asten, Talent Business Partner, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin regional health network is a partnership between Froedtert Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin supporting a shared mission of patient care, innovation, medical research and education. Our health network operates eastern Wisconsin's only academic medical center and adult Level I Trauma Center at Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, an internationally recognized training and research center engaged in thousands of clinical trials and studies.
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
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Physicians is built on the existing partnership between southeastern Wisconsin’s only academic medical center and our community clinics and hospitals. Our unique academic-community partnership allows us to provide the most appropriate and comprehensive care to all of our patients.
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.
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 the Medical College. 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. The Medical College offers accredited residency and fellowship training in 90 medical specialties and subspecialties.
Medical College Physicians
Medical College Physicians (MCP) is the adult clinical component that is fully owned by the Medical College. MCP employs approximately 1,500 clinical providers in 19 clinical departments. These providers see patients at 5 health systems, 10 hospitals, and 38 clinical locations in the region. It is the largest physician group practice in the state of Wisconsin and the 7th largest academic practice in the United States.