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Application Process

Qualified applicants have a Masters degree (MBA, MHA, MHSA) or equivalent course work completed from a U.S. based university. Preferred applicants hold a Masters degree from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME); however, applications from non-CAHME programs will be accepted for review.  The 12-month program is a post-graduate training program, beginning immediately upon completion of a healthcare related graduate degree. 

Cleveland Clinic does not discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of its programs or activities, on the basis of age, gender, race, national origin, religion, creed, color, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ethnicity, ancestry, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  In addition, Cleveland Clinic administers all programs and services without regard to disability, and provides reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified disabled individuals.

Application Requirements

  • Cover Letter (addressed to Gina Cronin, Program Director)
  • Resume
  • Graduate letters of recommendation (one academic and one professional)
  • Official graduate school transcript
  • Official or unofficial undergraduate transcript
  • Two essays:
    Essay Question #1 (one page maximum):
    Explain how an administrative fellowship will help you attain your career goals and how a Cleveland Clinic fellowship complements these goals.
    Essay Question #2 (one page maximum):
    Cleveland Clinic’s CEO is looking for new and innovative ways to engage patients in their care. Please develop a patient engagement approach that may be beneficial for 2016.

Important Dates

  • Complete applications must be submitted by Monday, October 5, 2015
  • Offer Date (Uniform NCAF offer date) is Monday, November 16, 2015
  • Up to six fellows will be selected for 2016-2017 in the 4th quarter of 2015
  • Fellowship year begins July 1, 2016 and ends June 30, 2017

Candidates invited to interview on-site will participate in a day-long series of individual and panel meetings with various Cleveland Clinic administrators and executives. Candidates should plan on arriving the day prior to interviews for a tour of the facility and dinner with current and past fellows, the preceptors, and others committed to the success of the Administrative Fellowship Program. Overnight accommodations and full reimbursement for travel expenses will be provided.

Mail completed information to:

Administrative Fellowship Program
Attn: Joan Cook, Education Coordinator
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Avenue TT3-306
Cleveland, OH 44195
Phone: 216.444.3960

Please note: Application packets received after October 5, 2015 will not be considered.

National Council on Administrative Fellowships

We are a proud member of of the National Council of Administrative Fellowships.