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About the Program

The fellowship begins with a two-month rotation through several key departments and areas within MD Anderson. The rotations are a vital component of the fellowship in that they:

  • Help the fellows familiarize themselves with MD Anderson
  • Are necessary for successful project outcomes
  • Allow the organization to familiarize itself with the fellows
  • Allow the fellows to identify areas within the organization where they would like to spend extended time through project work or further rotations

Fellows shadow executive leadership and rotate through administrative and clinical areas, spending time with ancillary and clinical support services. These initial rotations provide a good overview and a base of knowledge of MD Anderson.

 Examples of previous rotation areas include:

Clinical OperationsAmbulatory Treatment Center
Compliance OfficeSurvivorship
Cancer PreventionPhysician Relations
Institute for Cancer Care ExcellenceFacilities and Campus Operations
Patient AdvocacyManaged Care
Patient Billing ServicesResearch and Clinical Trials
PharmacyHealth Information Management
Diagnostic ImagingPediatrics
Off-Shift AdministrationOffice of Performance Improvement
Regional Care CentersLegal Services
Human ResourcesEmergency Response
Global Business DevelopmentInternational Center
Clinical EthicsSurgery


After initial rotations, the preceptor and fellow determine the appropriate concentration and project portfolio tailored to the strengths and areas of improvement for each individual fellow.  Executive mentors are then matched with fellows based on selected concentrations. This partnership ensures that fellows strengthen and work on necessary skill sets through periodic review of goal achievement. 

Once concentration areas are selected, a second—more specific—set of rotations occur in the area of interest to the fellow. Unlike the broad-based rotations, tours through these areas are focused on operational mechanics and analysis within departments and areas of interest. Related governance standards (i.e., ACHE, HFMA, CPHIMS, TAPE) consistent with the concentration, also serve as credential milestones for fellows who qualify. 

Administrative Fellowship Newsletter

An annual newsletter is sent out to all former fellows of the MD Anderson administrative fellowship program. This document highlights major organizational developments under way, introduces the new administrative fellows and lists career updates for all past fellows.

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