The MD Anderson fellowship is successful in training and developing fellows for their careers after the program. Past fellows have found great opportunities inside and outside of MD Anderson.
Through the eyes of our administrative fellows, MD Anderson is the perfect place to grow. It offers opportunities for development, while making significant contributions to our institution. Under the leadership of Gerard Colman, senior vice president and chief of Clinical Operations, the fellows will spend one year employed at MD Anderson in an area they select based on their interests.
2013-2014 Administrative Fellows
MD Anderson welcomes the 2013-2014 administrative fellowship class.
Along with their willingness to learn, they bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and insight into hospital operations and programs.
A native of Edwardsville, Illinois, Caitlin earned her Master of Health Administration degree from Saint Louis University. As a graduate student, Caitlin served as a graduate research assistant for her department where she conducted research and assisted in preparation of text for publication.Her professional experience includes working as an administrative intern at SSM DePaul Health Center in Bridgeton, Missouri, under the direction of the hospital's CEO. At SSM, Caitlin participated in a variety of projects ranging from process improvement to business/strategy development.
"Throughout my search I knew that I wanted a fellowship that would allow me to experience a wide variety of learning opportunities within an institution that operates on the basis of its mission. The MD Anderson Fellowship Program fulfills both of these qualities and provides me with the invaluable experience of learning from some of the most highly regarded executives in health care. I'm excited and privileged to be at an organization that truly puts patients first, using cutting edge best practices, and I'm looking forward to making this a great year!"
A native of Leesburg, Georgia, Ryan earned his Master of Health Administration from The University of South Carolina. During his time in graduate school, he was a Graduate Assistant for Palmetto Health, the largest hospital system in South Carolina, under the Vice President of Clinical Operations. There he worked on numerous projects including a business plan for an inpatient rehabilitation unit, created a more robust medical transport service line, and participated in a lean initiative centered on reducing turnover time in the cardiac catheterization lab.
“During my initial search for fellowship opportunities I wanted to seek out a program that afforded me the opportunity to rotate throughout the organization, as well as provide meaningful projects that would further develop my skill set. MD Anderson's fellowship offered this and much more. I am so grateful to be at an organization that truly values its fellows, and considers them a part of the senior leadership team. MD Anderson is committed to pushing the status quo on clinical innovation and allows me the opportunity to be a part of something much bigger than me; the elimination of cancer."
Originally from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Kate earned a Master of Health Administration and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. During her graduate studies, Kate completed multiple graduate assistantships and became a published co-author. Her professional experience includes the completion of internships at Carolinas Healthcare System, the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in the Carolinas, in the areas of innovation, emergency preparedness, and safety. Kate also served on the Board for the Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executives Group, the local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
"MD Anderson Cancer Center provides a unique opportunity for future healthcare leaders through its administrative fellowship program. Particularly, I was attracted to MD Anderson because of its commitment to cancer prevention, treatment, and research. The strong focus on the entire spectrum of care, and not just treatment, sets UT MD Anderson apart from many other organizations. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to learn from experienced senior leaders, contribute to UT MD Anderson and the community, and develop skills that will foster both my professional and personal growth."
Congratulations to the 2012-2013 fellows, for a very successful year! We wish them all the best in their new positions.
- Alexandra Blake now serves as Program Manager in Acute Care Services
- Amy McLeod serves as Program Manager in Clinical Operations
- Elizabeth Pomierksi has accepted a position with Cigna-HealthSpring as a Provider Relations Analyst.