Administrative Fellowship

Administrative Fellowship

Our Program

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 Shawn Sheffield, Chief Strategy Officer, and led by Felipe Osorno, Executive Administrator, Continuum of Care Operations and Value Improvement, the program provides fellows with opportunities for hands-on experience across the health care system.

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
  • Nursing Administration
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Supply Chain and Materials Management

In addition to project work, fellows will attend executive level meetings, meet one-on-one with leaders throughout the organization and participate in core operations.

Program Leadership

Shawn Sheffield

Shawn Sheffield

Administrative Fellowship Cosponsor
Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer, Keck Medicine of USC
Shawn Sheffield oversees the development and execution of clinical strategic plans, business development, clinical acquisitions and affiliations, contracting/payor relations, and marketing/public relations for the health system. Sheffield works closely with leadership to further the health system’s goals of becoming a preeminent academic medical center and regional referral center. She also manages Keck Medicine’s clinical affiliation relationships and other network partners.
Felipe Osorno

Felipe Osorno
Administrative Fellowship Preceptor

Executive Administrator, Continuum of Care Operations and Value Improvement, Keck Medicine of USC
Felipe Osorno joined the Keck Medicine team in 2014 with the mission to accelerate the organization’s Lean journey into a culture of continuous improvement and empowerment and focused on improving the value of health care delivery from the patient’s perspective. He has led the launch of multiple Lean projects and taken an active role in the development and deployment of the organization’s strategic and operational goals.

Current and Incoming Fellow

Milan Urukalo – Current Fellow (2022)
Milan will be joining Keck Medicine as a 2022-2023 administrative fellow. Milan is a native of Chicago, Illinois. He received his bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration and Policy from Georgetown University and completed his Master of Healthcare Administration degree at the University of Minnesota. His professional interests are patient experience, clinical operations, process improvement and strategic partnerships. Milan’s personal interests include golf, watching and attending sporting events and movies. He is excited to explore all Los Angeles has to offer and to enjoy the warm weather.

Miranda Zaragoza – Incoming Fellow (2022)
Miranda will be joining Keck Medicine of USC as a 2022-2023 administrative fellow. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a BS in Public Health and Minor in Business Administration, then completed her Masters in Health Administration and Masters in Health Informatics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The patient experience, digital health, strategic planning and process improvement are areas of professional interest that she is looking forward to gaining more exposure to. When Miranda is not at work, you can find her relaxing at the beach, getting coffee with friends, reading or traveling.

Ellen Cammarano – Current Fellow (2021)
ellen.cammarano@med.usc.edu
Ellen is currently an Administrative Fellow at Keck Medicine of USC. After earning her bachelor’s in Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University, she completed her Master of Public Health degree at Columbia University. Her professional interests include strategy, patient access, care quality and ambulatory service operations. Outside of work, Ellen enjoys road cycling, figure skating and continuing to explore her hometown of Los Angeles.

Stephanie Oh – Current Fellow (2021)
stephanie.oh@med.usc.edu
Stephanie is currently an Administrative Fellow at Keck Medicine of USC. She received her BS in Public Health and BA in Human Development from UC San Diego and completed her Masters in Health Administration at Columbia University. Stephanie is dedicated to improving patient experience, using technology to empower patients and building an equitable health system for older adults. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking and visiting national parks.

Ashwathi Raj – Current Fellow (2020)
ashwathi.raj@med.usc.edu
Ashwathi is currently an Administrative Fellow at Keck Medicine of USC. Native to the Pacific Northwest, she completed her bachelor’s degree in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at the University of Washington and is currently finishing her Masters in Health Administration at George Washington University. Her professional interests include ambulatory service development and operations, strategy and inpatient care coordination. Outside of work, Ashwathi enjoys exploring the city, dancing, boxing classes and attempting to conquer new recipes.

Past Fellows

Beulah Momanyi – 2019
Current Role: CPFR Planner, Johnson & Johnson

Mansi Bhargava – 2018
Current Role: IT Project Manager, Satellite Healthcare

Brenton Tse – 2017
Current Role: Senior Manager, Transformation, Keck Medicine of USC

How To Apply

Keck Medicine of USC will be participating in the National Administrative Fellowship Centralized Application Service (NAFCAS).

Apply via NAFCAS, no later than Oct. 7, 2022:

  • 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 is a member of the National Council on Administrative Fellowships, a collaboration of leading administrative fellowship sites and graduate health management programs, to improve the application process and fellowship experience.

Selection Timeline

  • Oct. 7, 2022: Application deadline
  • Mid-October to early November: Interview process
  • Nov. 10, 2022: Official offer acceptance date

Qualifications

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. They are collaborative with excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong analytical skills and proven academic success.

Please note that we are unable to provide visa sponsorship for individuals participating in the Administrative Fellowship Program.

About Keck Medicine of USC

Keck Medicine is USC’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:

 

Living in Los Angeles

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Contact Us

If you have any questions, please reach out to Stephanie Oh (stephanie.oh@med.usc.edu) and Ellen Cammarano (ellen.cammarano@med.usc.edu).