Administrative Fellowship Program

City of Hope’s Administrative Fellowship Program represents a unique opportunity for qualified candidates interested in working at a highly respected, mission-based medical center and research facility. Because City of Hope provides advanced clinical care and conducts innovative research in a relatively small setting, the fellows are able to work directly with the highest level of executives and become well prepared for careers in academic medicine and research.
Developing Executive Leaders
The Administrative Fellowship Program is a one-year program beginning in July.  It is designed to cultivate executive leaders in the health care field through exposure to a wide range of operational activities and by fostering close working relationships between the fellows and City of Hope senior management. Specifically, the fellows work with the Chief Operating Officer (the preceptor for the fellowship), the Director of Operations for Patient Care Services, and other members of the hospital executive team responsible for the many departments at City of Hope.
Exposure Throughout the Organization
Under the guidance of the preceptor, the fellows gain experience in and are exposed to a variety of departments throughout the medical center, research enterprise, and medical foundation.  Activities focus on a wide array of current issues in health care administration.
Project Work
Project work is a significant component of the fellowship experience.  Fellows work on both multidisciplinary teams and independently to drive forward the mission of the organization.  Past fellows have led the development and implementation of new clinical programs, supported key initiatives in City of Hope's strategic plan, and have provided management oversight to operational improvement activities.  A brief list of past projects can be found on the "Rotations and Special Project Work" page.
Who Should Apply / How To Apply
City of Hope seeks candidates who will complete their graduate course work from a Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education and/or Association of University Programs in Health Administration-accredited program (e.g., M.H.A., M.P.H., M.B.A., etc.) prior to the start of the applied fellowship year.