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Program Structure

Fellows spend approximately their first six months rotating through 25 clinical and administrative areas throughout Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Each rotational experience, lasting anywhere between 1 and 5 days, gives the fellows the opportunity to meet various leaders and quickly gain a comprehensive understanding of Academic Medical Center operations. Additionally, as part of the See One phase, each rotation includes an introduction to a critical skill-set, tool, or process used in health system administration. Rotations include:

Adult Hospital Pediatrics
Finance Quality
Human Resources Health Informatics
Information Technology Systems Engineering
Pharmacy Laboratory Services
Perioperative Services Affiliate Network
Emergency Services Medical Group
School of Medicine Patient Care Center
Supply Chain Executive Administration

Following the See One phase, fellows progress to the Do One phase where they spend the next 6 months applying the various skill-sets, tools, and processes through multiple hands-on learning experiences. Fellows are immersed in various Patient Care Centers or Core Service Departments, where the leader of that particular area acts as the preceptor. During this phase, fellows will gain competency in the following areas:

New Capital Purchasing Departmental Finances
Labor Management Patient Population Financial Management
Quality Measurement and Improvement LEAN Design
Rapid-Cycle Project Management Affiliate Operations
Administrative Critical Thinking Human Capital Development
Physician Partnerships Executive Presentation
Inpatient Patient Experience Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Outpatient Patient Experience Community Relations

In the final phase of the program, Lead One, fellows are matched with a Patient Care Center or Core Service Area where they are given opportunity to leverage their prior learnings to work with increasing autonomy and responsibility on various projects or programs according to their interest and institutional priority. 

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Benefits

For questions on the Administrative Fellowship program structure, please contact VUMCAdminFellowship@vumc.org