Administrative Fellowship Program at Connecticut Children’s About the Program The Connecticut Children’s Administrative Fellowship Program is a 12-month, post-graduate program tailored to recent MSHA, MHA, MPH, and MBA graduates. The program is designed to grow and develop the next generation of healthcare leaders by offering limitless exposure to all aspects of operating in a pediatric health care network. Why Connecticut Children’s Ranked by U.S News & World Report as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation, Connecticut Children’s is a non-profit hospital and it is the only freestanding children’s hospital in Connecticut. Read our Mission, Vision, and Values. Our Administrative Fellowship program provides hands-on specialized experience in a variety of settings, including the hospital, specialty care group, and ambulatory clinics. Future leaders will have access to key decision making processes through interaction and observation at Leadership, Community, and Board of Directors meetings. To ensure a meaningful experience, fellows will work directly under the guidance of the CEO, James E. Shmerling, who will serve as the Executive Sponsor. The fellow will also have the support of project sponsors and mentors throughout the fellowship. Fellows will gain valuable mentorship and professional growth while actively participating in operational, financial, and strategy based work. Program Structure The 12-month fellowship program is customized based on the administrative fellows’ specific interests and the organizational initiatives. Some of the learning opportunities may include but are not limited to: Hospital and Ambulatory Operations Finance Quality and Patient Safety Innovation and Continuous Improvement Strategy and Care Integration Community and Population Health Qualifications Candidates must be: A Recent graduate with a MSHA, MHA, MPH, or MBA with an emphasis in healthcare management from a CAHME accredited program. OR Have successfully completed all course-work of a CAHME accredited graduate program requiring a fellowship for graduation. How To Apply Qualified candidates should submit the following as a consolidated PDF: Cover Letter addressed to Administrative Fellowship Selection Committee Resume Two letters of recommendation: 1 academic, 1 professional Personal statement (maximum one-page,12 point font, single spaced) answering the following questions: Why are you interested in the Connecticut Children’s Administrative Fellowship Program? What are your short and long term career goals in health care? What do you want to achieve from the fellowship? Application materials must be submitted to Laura Marin by October 1st, 2021 with the headline: Connecticut Children’s Administrative Fellowship Application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Selection Process Application Timeline: Application Deadline: October 1, 2021 Official Acceptance Date: November 12, 2021 Start Date: June 2022 (date negotiable) Video interviews will be conducted in October. Final candidates will be invited for interviews with members of the executive management team via video conference. Information Sessions (Virtual) September 1, 2021 September 15, 2021 Our Fellows Current Administrative Fellow 2021-2022 Laura Marin, DDS, MHA University of North Florida Past Administrative Fellows 2019-2020 Jessica Andry, MSHI, MSHA University of Alabama at Birmingham 2017-2018 Michael Salem, MSHA, MBA University of Alabama at Birmingham Frequently Asked Questions Is the Fellowship a paid position? The fellow is paid a competitive salary and is considered a full-time employee with a comprehensive benefits package. How many administrative fellows are accepted each year? One fellow Is work experience required? No, prior work experience is not required. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Contact Information For more information about the Connecticut Children’s Administrative Fellowship Program, please contact our current fellow, Laura Marin, via email.