Program Overview

The next two (2) Administrative Fellows will have the opportunity to serve Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) as key members of an outstanding leadership team at a world-class teaching hospital and research center. The Administrative Fellowship Program offers a unique opportunity for Master's prepared candidates in healthcare administration, business administration or related programs.

Under the direction of the OHSU Healthcare COO, a fellow will participate in executive-level projects, management of decision-making processes and strategy development that span the adult hospital, adjacently located children’s hospital, two community hospital partnerships and community clinics.

Under the direction of the OHSU Practice Plan CEO, a second fellow will participate in executive-level projects, strategy and partnership development that span the employed medical group of more than 2,300 clinicians-the largest organized clinical practice in Oregon, ambulatory services, outpatient clinics, pharmacies and 52 partnerships located in Portland and across the state of Oregon.

Projects will be determined based on the both the needs of the organization and the interests of the fellow. The program is intended to help develop and refine important managerial competencies including effective communication, analytical, interpersonal and problem-solving skills. As a result, the fellows will have ongoing interactions with the entire administrative team involving a broad range of operational issues and priorities. While each fellow will be assigned a unique preceptor to guide projects and experiences, fellows are not limited to hospital based or ambulatory operations exclusively.

Program Goals

  • Contribute to the work around priority initiatives for various units across OHSU Healthcare.
  • Build a broad range of healthcare operations, strategic planning, business development, project management and leadership skills.
  • Develop OHSU quality improvement skills to identify and seek ways to improve processes and outcomes across the OHSU Healthcare system.
  • Enhance professional development through participation in a variety of activities to promote professional and career growth.

Program Highlights

  • As the state’s only health and research university, OHSU brings together patient care, research, and education to the next generation of health care providers, scientists and community stewards to improve the health and well – being of all Oregonians.
  • The fellows will be a formal member of the hospital administrative and clinical practice teams.
  • The fellows will have an opportunity to meet with both preceptors, OHSU Healthcare COO and OHSU Practice Plan CEO, on a regular cadence.
  • The fellows will have an opportunity to meet with the CEO of the OHSU Healthcare system on a quarterly basis.

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