Understanding the Fellowship Opportunity
Many students wonder what the benefits of completing a fellowship are all about. If you consider the SEP internship a 5,000 foot view of healthcare then a fellowship is the 25,000 foot view of hospital administration. Completing a fellowship is a necessary step in leadership development for those interns who aspire to become Vice Presidents, Chief Operating Officers and Chief Executives Officers of leading hospitals.
The fellowship shows another level of commitment to establishing yourself as a leader in healthcare. It is about mentoring, networking and securing a path for your career. Not only will you have open access to the senior leadership team and other leadership within healthcare but because of your experiences within the executive suite and familiarity with organization-wide initiatives you are more likely to be considered for management positions than those who may have the experience managing a department but cannot effectively understand and therefore represent the views of the senior management team.
Traditionally, healthcare was defined exclusively as a clinical outcome, and a
healthcare environment was seen as little more than a facility’s physical space. Today, healthcare is recognized as an all-encompassing experience that takes place within a healing, comforting atmosphere and is supported by a diverse network of people who influence everything from patient care to employee satisfaction.
Clinical support services such as food, facility, and clinical technology services, once thought to be secondary to the overall delivery of care, have proven to be absolutely essential to the successful patient care experience. The ARAMARK Healthcare Administrative Fellowship for Clinical Support Services is a year-long administrative fellowship focusing on the vital connection between the delivery of care and the environment where it is delivered.
For the 2010 academic year, ARAMARK Healthcare will offer 6 fellowship positions; two with Baylor University Health System and four with our partner hospitals across the United States.
In partnership with the Institute for Diversity in Health Management and ARAMARK Healthcare partner hospitals, this one-year administrative fellowship will offer experience in hospital administration and in-depth exposure to ARAMARK Healthcare’s national perspective on clinical support services. Fellows will be selected based on academic excellence, leadership qualities, commitment to community service, and dedication to a career in healthcare administration.
Click HERE to access a fact sheet regarding ARAMARK's fellowship.
Click HERE to access the fellowship application and official brochure.