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Healthcare Administration Fellowship

Postgraduate Healthcare Administration Fellowship

Baptist Health South Florida / Florida International University

The Administrative Fellowship at Baptist Health South Florida is a multi-disciplinary 13-month paid program designed to prepare recent graduate students for a career in Healthcare Administration.

The Fellowship provides future healthcare executives with opportunities to gain hands-on and in-depth understanding of hospital and health system administration, in a complex regional healthcare system. Two positions will be available each year.

Fellows will rotate through a variety of administrative areas within the organization, and under the general supervision of Rotation Directors and Preceptors, will be responsible for completing projects, presentations and other assignments. Fellows will also participate in strategic decision making and issue resolution.

As part of the application process, prospective Fellows will select their preference(s) for specialty track training areas which may include Legal, Human Resources, Strategic Planning, etc. Specialty track availability changes from year-to-year, and is based on organizational goals and needs. Whenever possible, the program is tailored to the interest and professional needs of the participant.

The program is affiliated with the Florida International University College of Business, and faculty from the Healthcare MBA support the program through didactic curriculum design. Our vision is to educate, train and retain the future healthcare administrators to serve the South Florida community.

Program Eligibility Prerequisites

  • Graduate Degree in Business Administration, Healthcare Administration, or Public Health received prior to the program start date. The degree program must be accredited by either the Associations to Advance Collegial Schools of Business (AACSB), Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) or the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).
  • Acceptance and admission to the program is contingent on submission of all requested materials and meeting all eligibility requirements.

Application Requirements and Timeline

  • Completed application
  • Copy of University transcript from Graduate program
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
    • Why do you want to pursue a Healthcare Administration Fellowship at Baptist Health South Florida?
  • Two letters of recommendations
    • One letter from a professional reference
    • One letter from an academic reference

Where do applicants go to apply?

  • 2020 Cohort: Application can be downloaded from Baptist Health website
  • 2021 Cohort: National Administrative Fellowship Centralized Application Center (NAFCAs)

Application Window months

  • 2020 Cohort: April through May 2020
  • 2021 Cohort: June through October 2020

Interview window months

  • 2020 Cohort: May 2020
  • 2021 Cohort: October 2020

Match/Selection Notification month and website

  • 2020 Cohort: June 2020
  • 2021 Cohort: November 2020

Program Starts

  • 2020 Cohort: August 2020

Longitudinal Rotations

Our program curriculum incorporates several longitudinal rotations, immersing trainees in particular areas of study throughout the entire duration of the training program.

Specialty Track (Legal, Marketing, Strategic Planning, etc.)
Didactic Conference
Co-Administrator on call

Program Director

Jason Bell, MBA

Business Project & Accreditation Analyst

Chelsea DuQuesne

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Training Site

Baptist Health South Florida

FIU College of Business

The Florida International University College of Business remains worlds ahead in preparing Undergraduate and Graduate Business students, as well as, life-long executive learners for leadership roles in the global market. FIU Business is among the 5 percent of elite business schools worldwide accredited by the AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The Healthcare MBA program ranked #1 by Modern Healthcare (2015 and 2016) and #51 by U.S. News & World Report (2020).