Mayo Clinic Administrative Fellowship Program
Frequently Asked Questions
My graduate program requires a year-long residency after completion of coursework, am I still eligible to apply even though I will not yet have my degree?
Yes. As long as the didactic portion of your coursework has been completed, you are eligible for consideration. Please make a note on your application candidate form or via email if this is not your situation.
I am a foreign applicant. Does the Administrative Fellowship Program provide visas?
We are unable to support student visas, nor can we provide any type of visa sponsorship for individuals participating in the Administrative Fellowship Program.
What level of experience is required to apply for the fellowship?
- Health care industry experience such as an internship, externship, fellowship, or applicable employment.
- Possess broad knowledge of current and historical perspectives on health care strategy, business management and administration, clinical practice management, clinical research and education, hospital administration and management, finance, human resources and organizational development, information systems, and managed care.
What degree is required to apply? Can you apply from a university that is not a CAHME, CEPH, or AACSB accredited school?
- A master's degree (M.B.A., M.H.A., M.H.S.A., or related field) or be on schedule to complete the degree before the fellowship start date in July.
- Candidates with a master's degree from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) are preferred; applications from non-CAHME programs are accepted for review.
I have an educational degree and work experience in a clinical discipline. Would my background be a good fit for the fellowship program?
Yes. We will consider applicable master’s degrees with healthcare industry experience. Applicants should also have broad knowledge of business management, healthcare and related administrative disciplines not limited to finance, education, research, IT, HR, etc.
Do I apply to a specific site or to all the sites at the same time? Am I able to select my fellowship location?
You are applying to the Mayo Clinic Fellowship program which is enterprise wide. However, we invite you to share your desired locations(s) with us. As part of the interview process, we will attempt to give prospective Fellows one of their desired sites, however, we cannot always guarantee preferences. Mayo Clinic may match prospective Fellows based on Fellow experiences and needs of the practice.
What are the required components of the application?
All required materials must be uploaded during the online application process as one PDF document in the following order:
- Candidate Application Form
- Graduate letters of recommendation (one academic and one professional)
- Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts with the awarded or conferred degree
To whom should I address my letters of recommendation? Do you accept electronic letters?
Recommendation letters can be addressed to: Admin Fellow Program.
If needed, recommenders may email the letter for you to the program recruiter, Jennifer Eble at Eble.Jennifer@mayo.edu
What is the fellowship's application timeline?
Application Deadline for 2023 application is September 6, 2023.
How do candidates advance through the interview process?
Once completed, and the application packet and all identified elements are received, a Mayo Clinic recruiter will review potential candidates to assess if minimum job requirements have been met.
Prospective candidates will advance through to multiple interview rounds which will likely be held virtually. Interview format will primarily consist of behavioral style and scenario-based questions.
Will final round interviews be hosted onsite?
The Admin Fellowship program will assess annually whether interviews will be conducted onsite or via Zoom. Interviews are slated to be held virtually for the 2023 interview cycle (candidates that will begin their fellowship in July 2024).
How many fellows are accepted each year?
It varies from year-to-year; however, on average, approximately eight offers are made each year.
What are the benefits of completing a two-year administrative fellowship?
Mayo Clinic’s two-year rotation program allows for a variety of experiences throughout the practice. This includes exposure to all three shields: clinical practice, education, and research. Other rotations are available depending on interest and organizational need. Mayo Clinic has many opportunities for varied rotations and experiences.
In addition, Administrative Fellows gain exposure to a variety of experiences and leaders. Deep breadth and depth of knowledge is gained. There is opportunity to develop relationships with peers, stakeholders, and institutional leaders.
During the program, including before and following the two-year rotation, professional career and leadership development opportunities are available. These include customized development planning, leadership assessments, access to all Mayo Clinic leadership development programs, and funds to be utilized for individual development.
What rotations are required for the fellowship? How long are rotations?
Core Functional Rotations will include:
- Practice Administration
- Human Resources
- Education Administration or Research Administration
Elective Rotations are available, flexible, and wide-ranging. Some elective rotations include:
- Center for Digital Health
- Information Technology
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Additionally, Interim Operations Management rotations are often available.
Rotations are usually three months and can be extended on occasion.
You can watch this webinar to hear from current fellows about the expectations for the Administrative Fellowship Program and to learn more.
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