Administrative Fellowship

The one-year administrative fellowship at Keck Medicine of USC is a collaborative and demanding leadership program designed to provide a unique career development opportunity. Sponsored by the Chief Executive Officer of Keck Medical Center of USC, the program provides fellows with hands-on experience in operations, strategy, ambulatory services, finance, marketing, human resources, information technology, and other areas across the healthcare system through a series of six-week rotations. In addition to work assigned in rotations, the fellow and program preceptors identify additional projects that will provide opportunities for leadership and professional growth.

Program Overview

Project work is determined mutually by the fellow, program preceptors, and managers involved in each project. Projects are selected based on the fellow’s personal and career interests as well as the needs of the organization. Project length may vary by location depending on the project identified and the needs of each area. Potential project areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Hospital Operations
  • Ambulatory Care Operations
  • Value Improvement
  • Quality/Safety
  • Patient Experience
  • Service Line Administration
  • Nursing Administration
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Supply Chain & Materials Management
Keck Medicine of USC will be participating in the National Administrative Fellowship Centralized Application Service (NAFCAS)

Apply via NAFCAS no later than Monday, October 2, 2017:

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Sealed, Official transcript from graduate institution
  • Three letters of recommendation, including at least one letter from a faculty member of the candidate’s graduate program

Keck Medicine of USC is a member of the National Council on Administrative Fellowships (NCAF), a collaboration of leading administrative fellowship sites and graduate health management programs, to improve the application process and fellowship experience.

Selection Timeline

  • October 2, 2017 – Application Deadline
  • Mid-October to Early November – Interview Process
  • November 13, 2017 – Final decision/offers extended
Education: Master’s degree in Health Administration, Public Health, Business Administration or a related field from an accredited graduate program.

Candidate Profile: The ideal candidate is energetic, collaborative and self-motivated. A team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong analytic skills and proven academic success. Committed to USC core values: caring and respect for one another; diversity; team spirit; commitments to service and ethical conduct.

Keck Medicine of USC is the University of Southern California’s medical enterprise. Encompassing academic research and clinical excellence, the medical system attracts internationally renowned experts who teach and practice at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and includes:

Keck Medical Center of USC 2016-17 U.S News Rankings:
#3 in Los Angeles, Keck Medical Center
#8 in California, Keck Medical Center
#11 in Ophthalmology, Keck Medical Center
#18 in Cancer, USC Norris Cancer Hospital
#15 in Urology, Keck Medical Center
#21 in Geriatrics, Keck Medical Center
#37 in Nephrolology, Keck Medical Center
#48 in Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Keck Medical Center
#22 in Orthopaedic Surgery, Keck Medical Center

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