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It is required that candidates graduate from their master's program by the time the fellowship will begin. If you have completed your coursework, and the fellowship is a component needed in order to graduate from your program, that is acceptable as well.
Yes, applicants will be notified once their application is received and will be updated on their status throughout the 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 as well as evidence of solid teamwork, communication and analytical skills are desired in a successful applicant. Some prior healthcare experience is also preferred. 
The Administrative Fellowship is a year-long, project-based fellowship that enables the Fellow to work on a wide variety of high priority projects throughout the enterprise, with a rotational component added to it. Each month, it is encouraged that the fellow partake in at least 1 showing experience to complement project work.
The preceptor and fellow will work together to select projects based on the priorities of the health system and the interests of the fellow.
The fellow receives biweekly mentorship from the preceptor, Katrina Lambrecht, JD, MBA, UTMB's Vice President of Health System Operations and Regional Hospitals.
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.
We accept 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. Many fellows have attended the ACHE Congress in the past, but can attend Vizient, HIMSS or IHI for example. 
The fellowship program has been part of UTMB Health since 1991. As a result, the executive team, hospital directors, clinical leadership, and employees throughout the enterprise are aware of the fellow’s role and regularly interact with the fellow.