Application Process

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 2018. 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 12, 2018. 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
  • Graduate letters of recommendation (one academic and one professional)
  • Official graduate school transcript
  • Official or unofficial undergraduate transcript
  • Two essays (one page each, found on NAFCAS site)
  • It is preferred applicants apply through the NAFCAS website. If an alternate method of applying is necessary, contact Associate Program Director, Nehemiah Smith at

Important Dates

  • NAFCAS will be open to applicants on June 12, 2018
  • Complete applications must be submitted online by October 1, 2018
  • Onsite interviews will be conducted in late October, 2018
  • Up to six fellows will be selected for 2019-2020 fellowship Offer Date (Uniform NCAF offer date) is Monday, November 12, 2018
  • Up to six fellows will be selected for Cleveland Clinic main campus, and one fellow for Cleveland Clinic Florida. The cohort will share a comprehensive development program. Applicants may indicate a preferred location in your cover letter, or state no preference.
  • Fellowship year begins June, 2018 and ends July, 2019

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.

Please note: Application packets received after October 1, 2018 will not be considered.

Contact Information

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