The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Administrative Fellowship is an excellent opportunity for an energetic graduate student in the field of health care administration to develop and enhance their executive leadership skills. Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network allows the Fellow to gain exposure to a diverse patient population within the academic medical center, community hospital and physician practice settings. The Fellow is exposed to a wide variety of issues and is able to assume responsibility for projects that are both interesting to the Fellow and relevant to the current health care environment.

The structure of the Fellowship is project-based, allowing hands-on learning and exposure to a wide variety of areas. It is two years in duration and flexible to meet the interests of the Fellow.

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network is made up of Froedtert Hospital (Milwaukee), Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital, Froedtert West Bend Hospital and the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Physicians. Joining the capabilities of an academic medical center affiliated with the Medical College of Wisconsin, two community hospitals, and a free-standing primary and specialty care clinic, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network delivers highly coordinated, cost-effective health care to residents of Southeastern Wisconsin and beyond. In Fiscal Year 2016, combined adult patient admissions for the three hospitals exceeded 39,000 and outpatient visits exceeded 965,000.

The Administrative Fellowship is sponsored by the Health System CEO, but offers exposure to all levels of leadership, allowing Fellows to gain an applied understanding of their skills and of the operations of a health care system. The unique opportunity to obtain experience in a leading academic medical center, community-based hospitals, and physician practice provide the Fellow with a well-rounded exposure. In addition, unique areas of opportunity within Froedtert’s fellowship include exposure to an accountable care organization, digital health platform, and a system-owned health plan.

Fellows are expected to attend various meetings across the system, are encouraged to participate in committees, and are able to lead team projects. The second year will include an increased focus on leadership and management of long-term projects. These experiences are centered on opportunities that fulfill organizational needs while also satisfying the interests and goals of the Fellow. Fellows are assigned an executive preceptor who intensely coaches and mentors the individual. The accumulation of these features allow for a wide-ranging experience that leads to a comprehensive understanding of the health care landscape.