Administrative Fellowship FAQs
Find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about our program.
Fellowship Experience & Projects | Application Requirements | General Employment Questions
Fellowship Experience & Projects
Who oversees the MD Anderson Administrative Fellowship?
This year, Fatima Sheriff, Chief of Staff to the President, is the formal preceptor. Chastity Boudreaux, Program Manager of the Leadership Institute, manages the Administrative Fellowship program.
How are projects and fellows matched?
During the second month of the fellowship, a call for projects is sent to institutional divisions, in which administrators are able to submit project proposals. Fellows then meet with their preceptor to identify projects that align with ACHE core competencies, their personal goals for professional development, and the organizational priorities of MD Anderson.
Can Administrative Fellows influence the structure of the program?
Yes. During the first two months in which you shadow divisional and departmental leaders, you may choose leaders or specific areas of interest to spend additional time. For example, you might be interested in our Houston-area locations. To gain more exposure, the fellow would discuss opportunities to shadow or work in that area with their preceptor.
What additional experiences might a fellow have in their 18 months?
Fellows are encouraged to fully engage in the institution and connect with various programs across the institution. There are many opportunities to connect with the patient community through our volunteer programs.
What kind of mentoring and professional support is provided for fellows?
Fellows receive support from the executive sponsors, the program director, preceptors, and fellow alumni, who provide guidance and career advice throughout the fellowship program.
What is the Leadership Institute?
The vision of the Leadership Institute is "to create relentlessly learning leaders transforming our unique challenges into opportunities in service of Making Cancer History®." Services include training courses, coaching and assessments. Fellows have the unique opportunity to access the LEADing Others curriculum in addition to one-on-one mentoring with Institute leaders.
How many fellows do you accept each year?
On average, we have accepted three fellows each year. The final decision is based on the candidate pool each year.
What is the fellowship's application timeline?
This year, applications are due September 11, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. After we have received your completed application, we will review the contents in their entirety. Those who are qualified will receive notification of a phone interview by the end of September. Once phone interviews are completed, applicants will be fairly assessed and then notified of their candidacy for an on-site interview which will take place in early October.
Do you need to be a current student to apply for the program or will MD Anderson accept fellows who obtained their graduate degree(s) in previous years?
You do not need to be a current student in order to apply for the program, but you must have received your degree or will receive your degree within twelve months of the start of the fellowship.
Can the fellowship be used for residency placement in order to complete my master's degree?
Yes, the fellowship may be used as a residency placement in order to complete your master's degree.
Can you apply from a university that is not a CAHME, CEPH, or AACSB accredited school?
Unfortunately, you must have graduated or will graduate from a CAHME, CEPH, or AACSB accredited school.
I am currently enrolled in an MBA program, but how do I know I am qualified under the emphasis in health care management requirement?
You are qualified if you completed a specific concentration in your M.B.A. program that emphasizes healthcare within the curriculum; if you have worked in healthcare previously and you are choosing to further your education with an M.B.A.; or if you completed an administrative internship in a healthcare institution.
General Employment Questions
What is the salary for a fellow?
The Administrative Fellowship salary is competitive with other programs.