Administrative Fellowship


Administrative Fellowship

Administrative Fellowship Program

Embark on the opportunity of a lifetime.

OhioHealth’s Administrative Fellowship is a 2-year program designed as a pipeline for recent graduates to develop into outstanding, visionary healthcare leaders and innovators within the OhioHealth system. We carefully pair you with a top-notch preceptor who will progress you through key areas, such as relationship management, teambuilding, decision making, strategic planning, management and many more – all the while engaging with senior-level executives.

To apply, access the National Council on Administrative Fellowships (NCAF) website and apply for a membership. All applications must be submitted through the NAFCAS website to be considered. 


To speak to a current Administrative Fellow regarding the program, please contact

First Year

WE Begin with Care

The OhioHealth Administrative Fellowship program starts off in Year One with Project and Experiential Focus. In this phase, we provide you with a firm foundation for your future life as an administrative leader. At an OhioHealth care site, you will experience the actual environment of inpatient operations, ambulatory care, inpatient support and corporate support services. By spending significant time in each, you will be fully prepared to enter your second year of study.

Second Year

WE Move on to Management

Year Two has a decidedly management focus: The core study will be in management competency development, aimed at taking on such responsibilities as interim departmental or group management. In this capacity, you will work closely with an experienced director and receive oversight from your executive preceptor. At the conclusion, you will have gained significant competencies in managing direct reports, overseeing budgets, implementing strategic initiatives and much more.   

Leadership & Professional Development

WE Bring You Into the Discussion

Our fellows become ready to engage as a leader and colleague. You will interact with senior-level executives, actively participating in sessions related to the future of the healthcare industry, as well as your own professional development.

We provide you with the opportunity to observe and participate in clinical and business units throughout OhioHealth. This means your work will give you exposure to working with physicians, nurses and the other OhioHealth associates that comprise our outstanding and dedicated teams.

Project Work & Curriculum

WE Get Down to Business

Together, with your preceptor, you select an assignment that will align with both your goals and those of the unit and OhioHealth. 

Previous projects have included:

  • Physician Contracts Management
  • Hospital-Wide Lean Implementation
  • Feasibility Study for Freestanding Emergency Department
  • Epic Implementation
  • Capital Management