Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about the Administrative Fellowship Program at Massachusetts General Hospital.

What are the benefits of completing a two year administrative fellowship?

Health care and academic medical centers are complex organizations requiring significant and broad exposure to gain a meaningful experience. A two year fellowship also offers the opportunity to build upon and apply foundational skills acquired in an academic program, while gaining significant working experience.

What sort of compensation do fellows receive?

The fellow is paid an annual stipend equal to that of medical residents. In addition, the fellow receives the full fringe benefits available to employees and is able to select one regional and one national conference to attend during the Fellowship. Discounts on public transportation, the Mass General health club, and cultural and sporting events also are available. Relocation costs are considered on a case by case basis.

How involved is senior leadership with the administrative fellowship program?

Senior leaders serve as preceptors to fellows during core rotations and assigned projects. Senior and Mid-level leaders from Mass General and the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization (MGPO) are actively involved with the development of administrative fellows.

What kind of projects do fellows work on?

View past project assignments under the "Curriculum" tab for examples of fellow projects.

What are typical first jobs post fellowship?

First jobs after completion of the administrative fellowship program are competitive to early level management positions. General areas of interest are project specialists, department managers, and process improvement. View the current and former fellows page for listing of first jobs post-fellowship.

Do Mass General fellows interact with fellows from other Boston area administrative fellowship programs?

Yes, we have formal interactions through the Mass General Journal Club as well as informal networking events and social outings. Mass General fellows also have game nights and social gatherings throughout the year.

How often do fellows work on projects within the Partners Healthcare System?

Projects within Partners are bountiful for those who are interested.

How will I know if I make it the in-person interviewing process?

Program Directors invite candidates to Boston for an in-person interview with members of the senior leadership team. Candidates who make it to this round are contacted by program directors by email and/or phone call.

I have an educational degree or work experience as an MD, RN, PT, or other clinical discipline. Would my background be a good fit for the fellowship program?

The majority of successful applicants have either a Master's degree in healthcare administration or an MBA with a concentration in healthcare management, and have demonstrated interest in lifelong careers in hospital operations and management. While a clinical degree or work experience is not a typical career path of our fellows, we appreciate the diverse skills and backgrounds that candidates can bring to the MGH and do not exclude candidates with clinical backgrounds from applying for the fellowship if they have a strong interest in a career dedicated to hospital management.

I am a foreign applicant. Does the MGH Administrative Fellowship Program provide visas?

No, we do not sponsor work visas for Administrative Fellows.

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