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Administrative Fellowship Program

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 value-based ambulatory healthcare operations.

Program Structure

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. Rotating projects could be in a variety of areas, such as:

  • 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


Fellow will report directly to the Chief Operating 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.


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).
  • Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the start of employment. In addition, becoming vaccinated against the seasonal flu (annual September/October timeframe) is a condition of employment with Atrius Health. Any requested vaccination exemptions will only be accepted based on approved medical or religious reasons.


Fellows receive a competitive salary and a generous benefits package.

Application Process

Atrius Health will be participating in the National Council on Administrative Fellowships (NCAF) and has agreed to follow the guidelines outlined in the Code of Good Practice.
  • Application Period: June 9, 2022 – October 7, 2022
  • Application Deadline: October 7, 2022
  • Final Offer Extension Period: October 7, 2022 - November 10, 2022

The required application materials are:

  • Current Resume/CV
    Personal Statement outlining career objectives and reasons for pursuing 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): https://nafcas.liaisoncas.com. NAFCAS is a simplified and streamlined application process for candidates interested in applying to administrative fellowships.


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

Current Fellow

Kyra Schwartzman, MPH

2022-2023 Fellow
Boston University School of Public Health

Kyra SchwartzmanKyra Schwartzman earned her Masters of Public Health concentrating in Healthcare Management from Boston University School of Public Health where she served as the External Vice President of the Healthcare Management Student Association. For her graduate practicum, she worked in the Department of Newborn Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she managed the department’s music therapy and parent mental health programs, developed social media communications strategy and collaborated in writing the department’s annual report. Kyra continued working for the department after completing her practicum where she reinvigorated the department’s physician evaluation program, supported ambulatory follow-up programs, and also participated in the Mass General Brigham Process Improvement Program where she worked on a project to improve the demographic data collection of NICU patients. Kyra graduated with a B.A. in Psychology with minors in Public Health and U.S. Economics from Wheaton College.

Past Fellow Testimonials

Susannah Rogers, MPH

2021-2022 Fellow
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Susannah RogersSusannah Rogers earned her Masters of Public Health in Health Management from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. For her graduate internship, she worked in operations at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute within the Innovation Office, where she developed and advanced new standard operating procedures to improve communications, compliance, and overall efficiency for the office and its counterparts. Prior to graduate school, Susannah worked at a start-up supporting individuals managing chronic and complex care needs on strategic partnerships and stakeholder engagements as well as at a medical communications agency on various deliverables for clients in medicine and biotech. Susannah graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Health and Societies and Political Science, concentrating in bioethics and political economy, respectively.

Kelsey Harrington, MHA

2020-2021 Fellow
University of Florida

Kelsey HarringtonKelsey Harrington earned her Master in Health Administration degree from the University of Florida. During graduate school, Kelsey worked for the Office of Quality and Patient Safety and as an administrative intern with the Department of Surgery at UF Health. These experiences allowed her to coordinate surgical fellowship recruitment, complete patient access improvement research and analyze patient safety and quality data. She also completed a Human Resources internship at a retirement community and served as the Community Service Chair of the Health Administration Student Association. Kelsey graduated with a B.S. in Genetics and a minor in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire.

“The Atrius Health Fellowship is an incredible opportunity to engage with organizational leadership and to participate in a wide scope of projects. The program has provided an educational experience in value based, innovative healthcare and operations management. I am very grateful for the continued mentorship and long-lasting connections I have made at Atrius Health. The perspective and skills derived from this experience provide a strong foundation for my future career as a healthcare leader.”

Anthony De Lucia, MHA
2019-2020 Fellow
Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Health Professions

Anthony DeLucia

Anthony De Lucia earned his Master in Health Administration degree from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Health Professions. During graduate school, Anthony served as Quality Programs Intern at Coastal Pediatric Associates, Information Solutions Intern at MUSC Health, and Student Government Vice President of MUSC College of Health Professions. These opportunities led him to pioneer a student innovation program, aid with Patient Centered Medical Home initiatives, and study clinician burnout through an Apple Nurse Wellness Study. Anthony graduated with a B.S. in Marketing and minor in Economics from Clemson University where he was President of the Men’s Club Soccer team and Corporate Chair for Students Helping Honduras.

"The Atrius Health Administrative Fellowship has been instrumental in my development towards becoming a transformative and servant healthcare leader. From the front-lines to the board room, each day has been an opportunity to work on innovative initiatives and learn from colleagues in various disciplines. The fellowship teaches you to lead through influence, and I certainly am more equipped with the tools to transform care to improve lives moving forward." - Anthony De Lucia, 2019-2020 Fellow

Igla Muskaj, MPH
Program Manager for Patient Access at Atrius Health
2018-2019 Fellow
Yale School of Public Health

Igla MuskajIgla Muskaj 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