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MUSC Health Administrative Fellowship Program

MUSC Health Administrative Fellowship Program, is a highly selective one year Post-Graduate Training in Academic Health System Administration geared at providing highly qualified recent graduates the opportunity to enhance their conceptual knowledge base and skills.  

Program Structure

The term “structured flexibility” most accurately describes the design of the MUSC Health Fellowship. The content of the experience is tailored to best match the individual and the organizational needs. 

In addition to pre-determined project opportunities, leadership from across the MUSC enterprise will submit potential projects for completion by selected fellows during the 12-month appointment. Projects will offer hands-on experience promoting personal learning and leadership development:

  • 40% Self-directed project work aligned with areas of interest and professional goals
  • 30% Preceptor-directed project work
  • 20% Administrative and clinical rotations
  • 5% Longitudinal Capstone Project
  • 5% Professional Development

Fellows have the discretion to select projects which best fit their areas of interest and desired exposure outside of their appointed department.

For more information about the fellowship program, be sure to register for an upcoming webinar on September 4, 2017 at noon. 

Preceptor-directed program designed to:

  • nurture independence  
  • experiential learning
  • by an individual who has recently obtained a master’s degree
  • Under the direction of a Senior Executive Preceptor

Structure

Mix of rotations in specific departments as well as general assignments

Exposure to senior leadership and strategic thinking

Compensation & Benefits

The MUSC Health Administrative Fellow receives an annual stipend that is competitive with other administrative fellowships at other state institutions. In addition, the fellow receives a benefit package that is comparable to other MUSC Health employees.

Application Process

Who Should Apply

The Administrative Fellowship program at MUSC Health is seeking motivated and highly qualified individuals who are self-starters to apply for a fellowship position. The ideal candidate should have graduated from a CAHME accredited college with a focus on health care management and hold one of the following degrees: MHA, MPH, MBA, or a MHSA. Students enrolled in colleges or graduate degree programs that require a Fellowship as a condition for graduation are also eligible to apply.

For more information about the MUSC Health Administrative Fellowship Program, please contact admin-fellows@musc.edu.

How to Apply

MUSC Health is a member of the National Council on Administrative Fellowships and adheres to the NCAF application timeline and process. For more information about NCAF, please visit their website.

To apply for the Administrative Fellowship, please visit our Careers Website and complete an online application. In addition to the online application, you must submit an application packet. The required application materials should be sent in one packet (no binders) and RECIEVED on or before October 2, 2017. Applications will not be considered past the deadline date. A complete application will consist of the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Personal statement (statement of professional goals and intent)
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least one professional and one academic)
    • Addressed to the:  Administrative Fellowship Selection Committee
  • Official graduate transcripts from all institutions attended

Please mail the above information to:

Medical University of South Carolina
ATTN: Cory Robinson
169 Ashley Avenue
Suite 205
MSC 332
Charleston, SC 29425

Application Timeline for 2018-2019 Fellowship

Application Deadline:October 2, 2017
Interviews:November 1-2, 2017
Offer Notification:November 13, 2017
Fellowship Start Date:July 1, 2018

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the MUSC Health Administrative Fellowship?

The MUSC Health Administrative Fellowship program is a self-directed program under the supervision of health system leaders and is designed for highly qualified individuals who demonstrate the potential to make significant contributions to the health care administration profession and the organization. Fellows will have the opportunity to attend and participate in meetings, shadowing, and project work. Fellows are encouraged to participate in operational projects that align with their particular interests. The Fellow receives firsthand experience in multiple areas including but not limited to: operations, finance, quality, and strategic planning.

Q: What are the benefits of being an MUSC Health Fellow?

The Fellow has the opportunity to work with senior-level executives, leaders, and administrators who bring a variety of experience and knowledge in the health care industry and to work with highly experienced physicians. The Medical University of South Carolina is an academic medical center located in Charleston, South Carolina. MUSC Health is at the forefront of the latest advances in medicine, with world-class physicians, groundbreaking research, and technology that is often among the first of its kind. MUSC Health believes in a multidisciplinary, team-based approach to care that involves close collaboration of specialists.

Q: Who is eligible to be an MUSC Health Fellow?

Applicants must have or will have graduated from a CAHME accredited MHA, MPH, or equivalently accredited MBA program by the start of the fellowship (July 2017). This individual must be a self-starter and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Q: How long is the Fellowship appointment?

   
   
   

The fellowship program begins in the summer of each year and continues for twelve months, depending on individual circumstance.

Q: Do I get paid?

The MUSC Health Administrative Fellow receives an annual stipend that is competitive with other administrative fellowships at other state institutions. In addition, the fellow receives a benefit package that is comparable to other MUSC Health employees.

Q: When do I apply?

Applications must be postmarked on or before October 3, 2016. Early submissions are welcome and appreciated. 

Current & Former Fellows

Current Fellows

Chad Breeden

Chad Breeden, MHA
Colorado State
breedenc@musc.edu
Bridget Graham

Bridget Graham, MBAH
Clarkson University
grahabri@musc.edu
Amy Jackson

Amy Jackson, MHA
MUSC
jacksamy@musc.edu

Nathalie Occean

Nathalie Occean, MHA
University of Memphis
occean@musc.edu

Anna Patrusheva

Anna Patrusheva, MHA
Tulane
patrushe@musc.edu
Bill Stalvey

Bill Stalvey, MHA
MUSC
stalveyw@musc.edu


Jo Sullivan

Jo Sullivan, Ph.D(c), MA
Carnegie Mellon University, MA
Duquesne University, Ph.D.
sullivanj@musc.edu

Shirina Whig

Shirina Whig, MHA
MUSC
whigs@musc.edu
Lauren Young

Lauren Young, MHA, MBA
UAB
younlaur@musc.edu

Recent Former Fellows

NameYearGraduate SchoolCurrent Position and Organization
Maggie Becker2016-2017Medical University of South CarolinaMarketing Specialist, Palmetto Health
Peter Gardella2016-2017Liberty UniversityAssistant Nurse Manager, Adult ED & Chest Pain Center MUSC Health
Eric McLean2016-2017Pennsylvania State UniversityCorporate Planner, Vidant Health
Kaitlin McGoldrick2016-2017Medical University of South CarolinaOwner & Director of Operations, Royal Indigo Inc.
Chasity Ramos2016-2017Medical University of South CarolinaAssociate Quality Specialist, Greenville Health System 
Ruta Rimkute2016-2017Medical University of South CarolinaAmbulatory Operations Specialist, MUSC Health.
Dennis Zeng2016-2017Clarkston UniversityFinancial Planning & Budget Manager, Centerlight Health System
Jennifer Alex 2015-2016Union CollegeConsultant, Knowledge Capital Group
Haylee McBrayer 2015-2016University of North CarolinaBusiness Analyst, MUSC Health
Morgan Muller2015-2016Medical University of South CarolinaProject Specialist, UT Southwestern
Frances Taylor2015-2016Medical University of South CarolinaAdministrative Fellow, MUSC Health
Chesley Elliott2014-2015 Medical University of South CarolinaPatient Access Analyst, MUSC Health
Taylor Lawrence2014-2015 Medical University of South CarolinaTelehealth Coordinator, MUSC Health
Haley Sims2014-2015 Medical University of South CarolinaFinancial Analyst, Baptist Health
Rebecca Felice2013-2014Pennsylvania State UniversityProject Analyst, UPMC
Cory Robinson2013-2014Medical University of South CarolinaProject Manager, MUSC Health
S. Connor West2013-2014Medical University of South Carolina

Practice Administrator, Lowcountry Lung

Hailey James2012-2013Medical University of South CarolinaAsst. Admin. Inpatient Ops. & Excellence – Department of Medicine,  Johns Hopkins
Kathryn Harris2012-2013Medical University of South CarolinaProject Specialist, Palmetto Health
Lauren O’Dell2011-2012Medical University of South CarolinaSenior Planner, MUSC Health
Kaley Steele2011-2012Medical University of South CarolinaBusiness Development Manager, Greenville Health
Kristina Hahn2010-2011Medical University of South CarolinaPhysician Relations Manager, East Cooper Medical Center
William McMurray2010-2011Medical University of South CarolinaPCMH Project Manager, MUSC Health
Garrett Mann2009-2010Medical University of South CarolinaPhysician Solutions Associate, Huron Consulting 
Alan Edwards2007-2008Medical University of South CarolinaDirector of Operations & Finance - Oncology MUSC Health
Alexis Grant2006-2007Medical University of South CarolinaManager of Program Development, Greenville Health 
Meredith Strehle2005-2006Medical University of South CarolinaDirector of Children’s Outreach, MUSC Health

Project Work  

BeckerMargaret (Maggie) Becker, MHA

Graduate Program: MUSC
Hometown: Columbia, SC
Track: Operational Analytics
Preceptor: Matt Wain / Matt Turner

Major Projects:

•FTE Optimization and Alignment
•Primary Care Rebranding
•Courier Service Reorganization and consolidation
•New Patient Letters
•Pathology and Laboratory Medicine productivity projects
•Malcom Baldrige Application 

 

GardellaPeter Gardella, MBA, BSN, RN

Graduate Program: Liberty University
Hometown: Lynchburg, VA
Track: Quality & Track
Preceptor: Danielle Scheurer, MD

Major Projects:

•Project Manager for Solutions for Patient Safety in Children’s Hospital
•MUHA Tube System Capital Proposal
•Emergency Department Psychiatric Patient Escalation Management and Training
•Malcom Baldrige Application
•RN Skill Mix, Scope of Practice and Turnover

 

mcGoldrickKaitlin McGoldrick, MHA

Graduate Program: MUSC
Hometown: Summerville, SC
Track: Operations
Preceptor: Matt Wain

Major Projects:

•FTE Optimization and Alignment

 

McLeanEric McLean, MHA

Graduate Program: Penn State
Hometown: Richmond, VA
Track: Strategic Planning
Preceptor: Sarah Bacik

Major Projects:

•Uber for Business
•Certificate of Need
    Pediatric Open Heart Services
•Market Assessments
    Gastroenterology, Neurology, Hip Fracture, etc.
•Radiolgy MRI Planning
•Physician Supply & Demand 
•Physician Travel Services 
•Pre-planning for Master Facilities Plan 

 

RamosChasity Y. Ramos, MHA

Graduate Program: MUSC
Hometown: Clinton, SC
Track: Diversity, Excellence & Learning
Preceptor: Anton Gunn / Angela Egner

Major Projects:

•SCHA Community Benefit Assessment
•Interdepartmental Customer Satisfaction Survey
•LEAP Reorganization
•New Physician Onboarding
•2017 Black Expo planning committes
•Trained Conflict Mediator 

 

RimkuteRuta Rimkute, MHA

Graduate Program: MUSC
Hometown: Vilnius, Lithuania
Track: Ambulatory Operations
Preceptor: Alice Edwards

Major Projects:

•Ambulatory Town Halls
•MUSCP Hurricane Matthew FEMA Application
•Language Access Interpreting Services Taskforce
•SANA Ambulatory Planning
•Referral Management
•Clinic Supply Chain Workshop
•Ambulatory Clinical Support Staffiing
•Pelvic Health Business Plan

 

ZengDennis Zeng, MBA, MS

Graduate Program: Clarkson University
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Track: Finance Administration
Preceptor: Steve Hargett / Gina Ramsey

Major Projects:

•Shawn Jerkins Children’s Hospital and Women’s Pavilion HUD application
•Monthly Draw Process
•Malcom Baldrige Application
•Performance Excellence Financial Reporting
•ICCE action plans, PEC reporting, Perioperative Services projects
•Hurricane Matthew – Hospital Emergency Operations Center (Staff Accommodations)
•Six Sigma Green Belt Certification, Certified Healthcare Financial Professional, Certified Management Accountant