Administrative Fellowship Program

City of Hope’s Administrative Fellowship Program provides a unique and rewarding experience in health care administration across our clinical enterprise, which includes a clinical research hospital, outpatient treatment center and a growing network of community practice sites across Southern California, Phoenix, Chicago and Atlanta.
Our program is designed for aspiring leaders with relevant experience who are motivated to take initiative, translate academic theory to practice and continuously learn. We focus on developing key competencies, skills and experiences to cultivate effective managers that will successfully lead projects, solve complex issues and improve daily operations.
Under the guidance of the preceptor, fellowship managers, and other executive leaders, fellows will complete meaningful project work, foster their leadership style and receive valuable mentorship. Fellows will be at the forefront of daily challenges, strategic initiatives and critical decision making.

Informational Webinars

Please join us for an upcoming informational webinar to learn more about our fellowship program.

Dates and Times:

Thursday, August 3, 2023 | 3-4 PM PDT Tuesday, August 22, 2022 | 6-7 PM PDT
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 | 12-1 PM PDT




City of Hope’s Administrative Fellowship is a 12-month program that begins in July of each year. Fellows complete four to five executive rotations in key areas across our clinical enterprise during the first half of the fellowship and focus on major project work throughout the remaining months. Fellows also complete routine work to support the clinical enterprise, attend meetings with executive leadership and shadow front line staff throughout the entire experience.
Executive Rotations
Vice presidents from our senior leadership team host fellows for four weeks to immerse them in their areas, accomplish valuable project work and build meaningful relationships. We align our executives’ goals with each fellows’ interests to determine their executive rotation schedule prior to the start of the fellowship year.
Areas for executive rotations include but are not limited to the following:
  • Hospital Operations
  • Ancillary Operations
  • Patient Experience
  • Strategy & Business Development 
  • Access Operations
  • Nursing & Patient Care Services
  • Service Line Operations
  • Community Network Operations
  • Ambulatory Operations
  • Clinical Enterprise Finance
  • Supply Chain & Facilities
  • Research Operations
  • Professional Affairs

Project Work

Projects are a significant component of our fellowship experience. Fellows work with multidisciplinary teams and independently to complete various types of projects. All major project work is reviewed and approved by our administrative fellowship preceptor and manager. Projects can be identified through a variety of sources, which include but are not limited to the following:
  • Strategic Initiatives
  • Capital Requests 
  • Expansion Plans
  • Process Improvement
  • Business Development
  • Departmental Goals
  • Managerial Needs
  • Annual Surveys
  • Administrative and/or Project Support

Who Should Apply

City of Hope seeks candidates who have received or are expected to receive an MHA, MHSA, MPH, MBA or comparable degree from a U.S.-based university, preferably from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) and/or the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), prior to the start of the fellowship year. Applications from non-CAHME or AUPHA programs will be accepted for review.