Cleveland Clinic Administrative Fellowship Program is a proud member of the National Council of Administrative Fellowships (NCAF). We will be participating in the National Administrative Fellowship Centralized Application Service (NAFCAS) in 2021. NAFCAS is a simplified and streamlined application process for candidates interested in applying to administrative fellowships.

Qualified applicants have a Masters degree (MBA, MHA, MPH, 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 direct-entry, 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.

The National Administrative Fellowship Centralized Application Service (NAFCAS) will re-open to applicants in June, 2021. Please refer to the link below for additional information regarding the application process for NAFCAS:

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Application Requirements on NAFCAS

  • Cover Letter (addressed to Gina Cronin, Program Director)
  • Resume
  • Three graduate letters of recommendation (one academic, one professional, other)
  • Official graduate school transcript
  • Official or unofficial undergraduate transcript
  • Two essays (found on NAFCAS site)

Contact Information

Cassie Ciarlillo, Program Manager II
Administrative Fellowship Program
Cleveland Clinic - Health Education Campus
9501 Euclid Avenue, EC30
Cleveland, OH 44106
Email: ciarlic@ccf.org

Fellowship FAQs

Fellowship FAQs

How is the program structured?

The Administrative Fellowship is a year-long, project-based fellowship that enables the Fellows to work on a wide variety of high priority projects throughout the enterprise. Each Fellow will serve as a project lead, manager or provide project support. At the end of the fellowship, the Fellow will have completed several projects across the Cleveland Clinic enterprise (main campus, regional hospitals, family health centers, Florida, Canada, Las Vegas, London, and Abu Dhabi).

Am I eligible?

Qualified applicants must have a Master’s degree (MHA, MBA, MHSA, MPH) completed from a U.S. based university, preferably from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME); however, applicants from strong non-CAHME healthcare-focused programs are encouraged to apply, and will be accepted for review. Applicants must have earned their degree between December 2021 and May 2022, with the exception of programs that require a residency.

How do I apply?

Cleveland Clinic Administrative Fellowship Program participates in the National Administrative Fellowship Centralized Application Service (NAFCAS). NAFCAS application requirements include a cover letter (addressed to Gina Cronin, Program Director), a resume, three graduate letters of recommendation (one academic, one professional, other), an official graduate school transcript, and an official or unofficial undergraduate transcript, two essays (one page each, found on NAFCAS site).

What mentorship, support, and professional development opportunities are available to Fellows?

Each Fellow is assigned an executive mentor to meet with on a bi-weekly to monthly basis throughout the fellowship year. Fellows also meet with an executive coach regularly both as a group and individually. Throughout the year, Fellows participate in structured leadership development sessions using a variety of tools including brainstorming sessions, deep dives, case studies, as well as individualized leadership development plans.

How are fellows oriented to Cleveland Clinic?

During the first 3 weeks, fellows will meet with 70 - 100 administrators, directors, physicians and executive leaders throughout the enterprise.

How many Fellows are selected?

Up to four fellows will be selected via NAFCAS, including one slot for Cleveland Clinic Florida.

How is the Florida Administrative Fellowship different?

The Cleveland Clinic Administrative Fellowship Program has the philosophy of One Fellowship. All Fellows will begin the first two weeks onboarding main Campus in Cleveland. The Florida Fellow will travel to Cleveland on a bi-monthly basis to ensure extensive exposure to the enterprise. Roughly eighty percent of the Florida Fellow’s project work will pertain directly to Florida initiatives, while the other twenty percent will include national and international opportunities across the enterprise.

Can the fellowship be used to complete my residency placement?

Yes, some programs require a residency and the Cleveland Clinic Administrative Fellowship satisfies this requirement.

Does the Administrative Fellowship sponsor work visas?

No, we do not sponsor work visas for the fellowship year. However, the Cleveland Clinic Administrative Fellowship is considered a post-graduate educational program, in which student visas are extended during this period. Work visas are sponsored post-fellowship at the discretion of the hiring manager at Cleveland Clinic.

What types of positions do fellows typically transition into post-fellowship?

Please find a list of Cleveland Clinic Alumni Fellows and their current placements within the organization here.

What benefits are included?

Please find compensation and benefits information here.