Cleveland Clinic is rooted in its long-standing and strong commitment to education. This core value continues to be demonstrated today through the dedication and support the leadership team shows to the Administrative Fellows. The Administrative Fellowship Program, based at Main Campus, has sustained an esteemed reputation throughout the organization since its inception in 1977. Over the years, there have been Fellows from 30 colleges and universities throughout the United States.
Administrators and executives of Cleveland Clinic believe the Fellowship experience is a valuable and important part of an early-careerist’s development in healthcare administration. The Administrative Fellowship Program allows the Fellows to begin building a solid platform of leadership and project management skills. The successful healthcare administrator must not only possess the knowledge of innovative management tools, but must also develop interpersonal and behavioral skills. These skills, such as the ability to manage teams and to endure complexity and ambiguity, are developed through the program as Fellows are encouraged to test the theories and principles learned in the classroom through genuine experiential learning.
The Cleveland Clinic Administrative Fellowship Program is a project-based program coordinated under the Division of Operational Support Services. The preceptors for the program are Bill Peacock, Chief of Operations and Gina Cronin, Co-Administrator, Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. This partnership provides the Fellows exposure to both the operational and clinical arenas throughout the health system, further allowing participation on a breadth of projects. Projects locations range from main campus, community hospitals and facilities, to international locations.
Another advantage to the Cleveland Clinic Administrative Fellowship is that the fellows participate in high-level discussions and committees regarding the myriad of strategic and operational issues affecting the system. Cleveland Clinic administrators are committed to the growth and development of healthcare's future leaders and are consistently willing to engage Administrative Fellows in even the most confidential meetings.
Other distinguishing characteristics of the Administrative Fellowship include the exposure to a large integrated health system, the physician-administrator partnership (a invaluable dynamic), and the opportunity for the Fellows to complete a competency model that identifies key characteristics for success.
With the support of the preceptors and other executive and senior-level management, the Administrative Fellows have the opportunity to explore numerous areas of interest.