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Graduation from your Master's program is required before commencing the fellowship. However, if you have completed your coursework and the fellowship is a requirement needed to formally graduate, this is acceptable as well.
Yes, applicants will be notified via email once their applications are received and will be updated throughout the recruitment process.
We screen candidates on several factors, such as academic performance in their graduate programs, having a well written personal statement, prior experience in healthcare, and letters of recommendation. During the interview process, excellent candidates exhibit professionalism, leadership capabilities, knowledge of UTMB Health, and cultural fit.
Overall, having a strong interest in academic medicine, evidence of solid teamwork, communication and analytical skills are desired in a successful applicant.
The Preceptor and Fellow work together to select projects based on the priorities of the health system and the interests of the Fellow.
The Fellow receives weekly mentorship from the Preceptor, Beth Fingado, MBA, the Vice President of System Optimization & Performance.
The Fellowship is a one year commitment, starting on a date in June that is mutually agreed upon between the Fellow and the Preceptor.
The Fellow will be based in the executive office at the Galveston campus, but will have the opportunity to travel to the regional hospitals and clinics as needed for meetings, rotations, and project work.
UTMB only accepts one Fellow per year.
Yes, the Fellow is considered a full-time employee and is offered a competitive salary and employee benefits for the duration of the year.
The Fellow has the opportunity to attend one health management conference during the Fellowship. In the past, many Fellows have attended the ACHE Congress, but other possibilities include Vizient, HIMSS, or IHI.