The program leverages MU Health Care's excellence in patient care along with its commitment to an engaged workforce to create an unparalleled learning experience. Working side-by-side with executive leadership, fellows benefit from customized rotations, individualized learning plans and enhanced leadership development opportunities that empower them to lead complex projects that impact the entire organization.
The fellowship attracts the best and brightest graduates and helps them become caring and talented leaders. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Fellows participate in function-specific rotations in:
During each rotation, fellows will work alongside key leaders to enhance mastery of crucial competencies.
As a Fellow, you will also have the opportunity to lead major projects that are critical to the vitality of the health system. Finally, Fellows can apply the skills learned during rotations and project work in interim management assignments, when appropriate.
Why work at MU Health Care?
MU Health Care consistently receives recognition as a leader in providing high-quality, innovative health care services.
A great place to live and work
Located in central Missouri, Columbia is home to the University of Missouri and is consistently ranked nationally as one of the most desirable places to live. This city combines the quality and culture of larger metropolitan areas with lower housing costs, excellent schools and beautiful neighborhoods. Through innovations in health care management and health care provision, MU Health Care aspires to also make Columbia, Missouri, a medical destination for exceptional health care services.
Administrative Fellow Project Opportunities
As an administrative fellow at University of Missouri Health Care, you can get involved in several exciting projects that will help you develop skills and prepare for your career in hospital administration. Below are some of the past projects and interim assignments our administrative fellows have completed.
Our administrative fellows are/have:
Leading an inpatient substance abuse committee focused on order set and workflow creation to address patients who present with an opioid use disorder
Leading the implementation of a visitor management system at Women’s & Children’s Hospital
Lead a multidisciplinary team to adopt a new model of prenatal care, Centering Pregnancy, for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Conducted interim assignments as ambulatory budget manager, service coordinators and practice managers for Cardiology Clinic, Medicine Specialty Clinic, Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic, Ellis Fischel Clinics, Neurology Clinic, Digestive Health Clinic, Ear Nose & Throat Clinics and Endoscopy Labs
Helped manage on-site operations for drive-through COVID-19 testing site
Helped facilitate partnership with Boone County Health Department, Boone Hospital and Truman VA Hospital to reach underserved population and increase access to COVID-19 testing through mobile outreach testing sites across Columbia and rural communities in surrounding areas
Helped facilitate project to increase average daily census at Missouri Orthopaedic Institute from 12 patients to 30 patients
Helped facilitate the Academic Health System strategic planning process for MU Health Care and the MU School of Medicine
Created a Career Portal to help employees grow within the organization by providing access to various resources and tools
Created a process workflow within all clinics for chargemaster
Helped change the process for clinic floating hours for Ophthalmology Clinics
Helped manage the operations for the Incident Command COVID-19 Labor Pool
Helped organize the team on acquiring the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader verification for MU Health Care
MU Health Care is seeking top performing graduates to join our Administrative Fellowship program for the purpose of developing future leaders for MU Health Care.
Eligible applicants must be graduates with an accredited master’s degree in health care administration, public health, public administration, health informatics, business administration prior to the start of the Fellowship.
The application deadline for the 2021-2023 Administrative Fellowship is Friday, September 18th, 2020.
Required application materials
The first step in applying to the Fellowship program is to complete our online Fellowship application.
Please upload the following with your online application:
Three letters of recommendation:
Prefer (1) to be from your academic program
A personal essay of no more than 500 words that includes answers to the following questions:
Why would you like a career in healthcare?
Why would you like to join MU Health Care?
Fellowship application and selection timeline
The application deadline is Friday, September 18th, 2020. Any application materials received after September 18th 2020 will not be considered.
Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible for consideration.
After a thorough review of all completed applications, selected applicants will be contacted to complete a phone interview. Phone interviews will take place within 2 weeks of receipt of the completed application.
For on-site interviews, top applicants will be invited to visit MU Health Care in Columbia, Missouri. Travel and accommodations will be made courtesy of MU Health Care.
Interviews will be completed the week of October 12th, 2020
Final decisions and offers extended
Final decisions will be made no later than October 26th, 2020.
The Fellowship will begin late Spring 2021.
A competitive salary consisting of:
Compensation for Year 1: $60,000
Compensation for Year 2: $65,000
Along with an outstanding benefits package.
MU Health Care is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer
Internal Number: 20001377
About MU Health Care
University of Missouri Health Care is a nationally recognized academic health system with a mission to save and improve lives. As one of Columbia's premier employers, MU Health Care has earned the recognition as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare for its positive work environment and benefits day one. With five hospitals and more than 50 clinics, MU Health Care employees have the opportunity to grow their careers and be a part of something bigger — to have a voice and an opportunity to change lives for the better.