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Program Overview

As national leaders in delivering a system of high-quality, connected care we are committed to train the next generation of healthcare leaders to follow our vision of transforming care to improve lives. The Atrius Health Administrative Fellowship is a one-year training program for recent MBA, MHA, MPA or MPH graduates who are looking to develop their leadership and management skills in a value based ambulatory healthcare operations.

Program Structure

To ensure a well-rounded fellowship experience, the fellow starts the fellowship by attending senior executive meetings and retreats, one-on-one meetings with the C-Suite leaders and executive directors of each service line. Some of the meetings and events the fellow attends on regular basis are:

  • Board of Trustees
  • CEO Council Strategic Planning
  • Executive Leadership Team
  • Clinical Operations Matrix
  • Hoshin Executive Committee
  • Operations Executive Committee
  • Clinical Leadership
  • Leadership Webinar
  • Leadership Call
  • Quarterly Update Meetings
  • Operational Leadership Forum
  • All chiefs meetings
  • Telehealth Steering Committee
  • Referral Steering Committee
  • Informal Site Visits

The goal of these meetings is to provide a fundamental understanding of ambulatory healthcare operations, Atrius Health’s management structure and priorities, and as an opportunity to identify potential projects for the fellowship year. Projects are selected in alignment with fellow’s interest and organizational priorities. Once all the potential projects have been identified, the fellow and preceptors decide the specific high impact operational and business-oriented projects the fellow will lead and participate. Project will be in a variety of areas but not limited to:

  • Patient Care Operations
  • Clinical Informatics and Healthcare Data Analytics
  • Performance Improvement
  • Quality
  • Safety
  • Patient Experience
  • Strategic Planning
  • Marketing
  • Business Development
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Legal

Mentorship

Fellow will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer. Their role as executive sponsors is to guide and mentor the fellow throughout the program and help him/her develop career objectives and goals. In addition, each project has a preceptor assigned to, who will help guide the fellow from initiation to completion of the project. The Administrative Fellow is informally evaluated on each project and formally evaluated twice on the overall performance.

Requirements/Eligibility

To be considered for the fellowship, candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • MBA, MHA, MPH, MPA or related degree from a U.S. based university. Graduate program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) preferred.
  • Prior practical healthcare work experience (internships count as experience). Demonstration of community involvement, and participation in professional association(s) strongly preferred.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States (we do not sponsor work visas).

Benefits

Fellows receive a competitive salary and a generous benefits package.

How to apply

Atrius Health is participating in the National Council on Administrative Fellowships (NCAF) and has agreed to follow the guidelines outlined in the Code of Good Practice. Application timeline for 2019-2020 cycle is:

  • Application Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • On-site Interview: Early November, 2018
  • Initial offer date: November 12, 2018
  • Fellowship begins: July 2019

The required application materials are:

  • Current Resume/CV
    Personal Statement outlining career objectives and reasons for pursing an administrative fellowship at Atrius Health
  • Unofficial Undergraduate Transcript
  • Official Graduate School Transcript
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation: (1) ACADEMIC, (1) PROFESSIONAL, and (1) OTHER (academic, professional, or letter from your program director)
To apply for the Atrius Health Administrative Fellowship please submit all the application materials electronically through the National Administrative Fellowship Centralized Application Service (NAFCAS):www.nafcas.liaisoncas.com. NAFCAS is a simplified and streamlined application process for candidates interested in applying to administrative fellowships.

Contact

If you have any questions about the fellowship program or the application process, please contact us at administrative_fellowship@atriushealth.org.

Testimonial

Igla Muskaj, MPH
2018-2019 Fellow
Yale School of Public Health

Igla MuskajIgla Muskaj recently earned her Master of Public Health degree from the Yale School of Public Health. While completing her graduate degree, she served as the Executive Manager of the Yale School of Public Health Student Consulting Group, Operations Intern for the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation, Pharmacy Director for the Haven Free Clinic, Strategy and Community Health Intern at Yale New Haven Health. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a Technical Research Assistant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School where she collaborated on multiple pilot clinical research studies on preventative medicine in the areas of acupuncture, low back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, and conducted basic science research projects on inflammation, scleroderma, and breast cancer. Igla graduated from Suffolk University with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Sociology.

“As someone passionate about high quality and coordinated care, I am honored to be part of Atrius Health through this administrative fellowship. Every day as a fellow has been an exciting day filled with diverse senior leadership meetings, new knowledge and innovative projects I get to work on. The level of visibility in the organization and quality of professional connections I am building have exceeded my expectations. This fellowship trains you to become a big picture thinker and innovative when working on organization-wide initiatives. I am confident I will become a better healthcare leader because of this fellowship.” - Igla Muskaj, 2018-2019 Fellow