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MUSC Health Administrative Fellowship Program

The MUSC Health Administrative Fellowship program is geared toward providing select individuals post-graduate experience in an academic medical center setting, providing the chance to enhance their conceptual knowledge base and skills following the completion of their graduate studies. The Fellowship offers broad involvement, interaction, and exposure to the operations of this nationally ranked medical center, offering a complete perspective of the organization and its affiliates. The Fellow(s) will work under the direction of select senior leaders thought the organization.

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 22, 2016 at noon. 


Preceptors have been chosen based on their commitment to leadership development and mentoring. Each fellow will be assigned an executive preceptor based on their concentration. Throughout the one-year fellowship, the preceptor and fellow will meet weekly to discuss project work, opportunities, professional growth, and leadership development. Preceptors have been selected from the following areas:

  1. Operations
  2. Strategy
  3. Quality
  4. Practice Management

Fellows will also meet for one-on-one meetings with the Chief Executive Officer every month. Additionally, fellows have the flexibility to request and coordinate bi-weekly or monthly meetings with senior leaders other than their preceptor.

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

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 RECEIVED on or before October 3, 2016. 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: 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 2017-2018 Fellowship

Application Deadline:October 3, 2016
Offer Notification:November 14, 2016
Fellowship Start Date:July 1, 2017

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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 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

Maggie Becker

Maggie Becker, MHA

Peter Gardella

Peter Gardella, MBA, RN
Liberty University

Eric McLean

Eric McLean, MHA
Penn State

Kaitlin McGoldrick

Kaitlin McGoldrick, MHA

Chasity Ramos

Chasity Ramos, MHA

Ruta Rimkute

Ruta Rimkute, MHA

Dennis Zeng

Dennis Zeng, MBA, MS
Clarkson University


Recent Past Fellows

NameYearGraduate SchoolCurrent Position and Organization
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  

mcbrayer-hayleeHaylee McBrayer

Track:  Outpatient/Practice Management






  • Assisted with the creation and implementation of an internal staffing pool to support all ambulatory clinics across the health system
  • Project managed the relocation of the Patient Access Center including logistics, IT systems, training and communication
  • Modeled and administered a physician service agreement for the Department of Neurology
  • Participated in a health system work group to standardize infusion operations at all clinic sites
  • Performed downstream analyses for various business plans and strategic projects
  • Conducted a primary care staffing analysis to ensure equity of resources across various clinics
  • Assembled a Revenue Cycle strategic plan based on the initiatives and goals of the various groups within Revenue Cycle


Morgan MilanoMorgan Muller

Track: Strategic Planning





  • Conducted market assessments for specialties across the enterprise, incorporating historical data, market share, growth projections, and physician supply and demand to drive operational decisions
  • Utilized Sg2 (health care analytics firm) data and our health system electronic data warehouse as the foundation for strategic recommendations
  • Assisted in completion of MSK Institute Ambulatory Surgery Center Certificate of Need
  • Developed ranking scorecard to determine specialties best suited for different zip codes within the market
  • Conducted a thorough staffing and workflow study of MUSC Orthopaedic clinics resulting in standardization of best practices across health system clinic locations
  • Performed an in-depth analysis to evaluate the immediate impact and downstream effects of implementing an internal TeleICU program on financial and quality metrics
  • Developed educational tool for pre-operative spine surgery patients
  • Co-chaired an Arts in Medicine Task Force to establish a structure for a coordinated arts program at MUSC


Frances TaylorFrances Taylor

Track: Quality





  • Conducted gap analysis across six ranking methodologies to compare current MUSC performance against national benchmarks
  • Designed a quality curriculum to improve and standardize Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement groups within each service line
  • Utilized Epic data and other various data warehouses to submit monthly processes measured data to the CMS’s Partnership for Patients Initiative
  • Contributed to the business pro forma of an outpatient lactation clinic that will improve patient quality, access, and enhance our mission as baby friendly organization
  • Collaborated on CMO Roundtable and IT Initiant subcommittees to identify best practices, knowledge sharing, and in-sourcing opportunities for cost savings within each organization
  • Served on a three-person team to develop a prioritization matrix to enhance and clarify decision making for IT project tracking
  • Co-chaired an Arts in Medicine Task Force to establish a structure for a coordinated arts program at MUSC