How Do I Apply?

How Do I Apply?

The Cleveland Clinic Administrative Fellowship Program application process will take place annually between June and September. Cleveland Clinic will be accepting applications for the 2024-2025 fellowship year until 11:59 PM ET on September 8, 2023.


  • Master’s degree (MBA, MHA, MPH, MHSA) or equivalent course work from a U.S. based university.
    • Preferred applicants will have a degree from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME); however applications from non-CAHME programs will be accepted for review.
  • Applicants should be in the second-year of their coursework, except in programs where the second year is a residency.
  • Applicants must be on course to complete their degree before the fellowship start date in June.

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Application Requirements

  • Resume
  • Two graduate letters of recommendation (one academic and one professional)
  • Official graduate school transcript
  • Official or unofficial undergraduate transcript
  • Two essays
    • Essay 1: Personal Statement of Interest (1 page)
    • Essay 2: (250 words or less): Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform healthcare. Discuss the opportunities and ethical considerations of integrating AI into clinical practice and administrative processes at the Cleveland Clinic.

Selection Process

  • Applications will be accepted from June 5, 2023 through September 8, 2023. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • First-round virtual interviews will take place mid-September.
  • Onsite interviews will take place at the end of September.

Please apply here.

Contact Information

Administrative Fellowship Program
Cleveland Clinic - Health Education Campus
9501 Euclid Avenue, EC30
Cleveland, OH 44106

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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 be on track to earn their degree between December and June immediately preceding the program’s June start date, with the exception of programs that require a residency.

How do I apply?

The Cleveland Clinic Administrative Fellowship Program application period runs between June and September each year. Application requirements include a resume, two graduate letters of recommendation (one academic and one professional), an official graduate school transcript, and an official or unofficial undergraduate transcript, two essays (each 500 words or less, topics to be announced upon application open).

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 3-4 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 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.