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 Operations||Ambulatory Treatment Center|
|Cancer Prevention||Physician Relations|
|Institute for Cancer Care Excellence||Facilities and Campus Operations|
|Patient Advocacy||Managed Care|
|Patient Billing Services||Research and Clinical Trials|
|Pharmacy||Health Information Management|
|Off-Shift Administration||Office of Performance Improvement|
|Regional Care Centers||Legal Services|
|Human Resources||Emergency Response|
|Global Business Development||International Center|
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.
The 2012-2013 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.
Read the 2012-2013 issue of the Administrative Fellowship Newsletter (pdf).