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Patrick E. Fry Fellowship for Excellence in Healthcare Leadership

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In our Patrick E. Fry Fellowship for Excellence in Healthcare Leadership, you’ll receive hands-on, specialized administrative experience in a variety of settings—acute care hospitals, medical groups/foundations, and ambulatory care environments. You’ll deepen your understanding of the challenges facing today’s healthcare delivery systems, and gain insight into the workings of our integrated, not-for-profit healthcare system.

Rachael McKinney

"I have been fortunate to have had a long career with Sutter Health since my fellowship and the organization has continued to invest in my professional development over the years."

Rachael McKinney,
CEO Sutter Davis Hospital
Sutter Fellow, Class of 2007

Program Highlights

  • Develop your leadership skills while engaging in high impact regional and system-wide projects

  • Receive one-on-one mentoring with a Sutter Health executive—CEO, CFO, COO

  • Learn through multiple skill assessments, workshops, field visits, and alumni panels

By giving you a solid grounding in today’s healthcare delivery systems, our fellowship program will prepare you to lead the way to the future.

For more information about the Administrative Healthcare Internship, please contact:

  • Project Work

    Below is a partial list of outstanding projects and initiatives in which past Fellows have played a major role in leading and/or collaborating at Sutter Health:

    Sample Fellowship Projects:

    • Creating and implementing a comprehensive dashboard for the pediatric department. The Dashboard includes tracking of transfers and growth opportunities leading to several business plans being created.
    • Leading a hospital-wide initiative to address burnout throughout the hospital. Applied for and received funding for a 6 month pilot that include training sessions taught by a multidisciplinary team. Measures include raising the Culture of Safety and Environment of Work scores.
    • Created and presented business plans outlining possible programs for hospital, including pro forma and risk assessment allowing leadership to make informed decisions on where to utilize hospital/foundation resources.
  • Eligibility

    To qualify, you must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident and be currently enrolled in a healthcare-focused MBA, MHA, MPH, JP or MSN with dual degree MBA, MHA, or MPH program at an accredited university, OR a have graduated from such a program in the last twelve months. Sutter Health is unable to sponsor work visas at this time and in the future.

  • Application and Selection Process

    • Apply online
    • September 6, 2019 | Deadline for complete application
    • Mid October | Final panel interviews in California (by invitation only)
    • July 13, 2020 | Fellowship begins through July 2021

    Required Documents

    Online, with application:

    • Resume
    • One-page statement of internship and career objectives
    • Volunteer/Community Benefit activities

    Sent separately:

    • Two letters of recommendation, one professional, one academic
    • Graduate transcripts

    Submission Options

    By Mail:

    Original letters of recommendation and official transcripts can be mailed in a sealed envelope directly to:

    Sutter Health
    2700 Gateway Oaks Dr., Ste. 1200
    Sacramento, CA 95833
    Attn: Administrative Fellowship Program

    By Email:

    Letters of recommendation (submitted by author) and e-transcripts (submitted by registrar office) may be emailed to:

  • Deadline

    The application filing period starts on July 1, 2019. All required documents and online applications must be submitted by the deadline of September 6, 2019 in order to be considered for the 2020-2021 Program.

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