FAQ

Am I eligible?

If your graduate degree is conferred between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020, you are eligible to apply for Stanford Children’s Health’s Administrative Fellowship Program (fellowship beginning in September 2020).

If your degree was conferred prior to July 1, 2019, then you are no longer eligible for the Stanford Children’s Health Administrative Fellowship Program.

An MHA, MPH, MBA or a related Masters degree from an accredited program are all eligible to apply.

Who oversees the Administrative Fellowship Program?

Paul King is the Executive Sponsor of the Administrative Fellowship program. The Administrative Fellows will report directly to the department of Enterprise Learning and Development as this department facilitates the fellows’ learning throughout the organization. Additionally, the rotation Sponsor, Supervisor, and Mentor will all support the fellow throughout the duration of the assigned project or rotation length.

Can the fellowship be used as a residency placement in order to complete my master’s degree?

No, the fellowship is a postgraduate position and prospective fellows must have completed the requirements for their degree before beginning the program in September 2020.

Is the Administrative Fellowship a paid position?

Administrative Fellows are considered full-time employees and are paid a competitive salary for the 2-year duration of the program. As such, the fellow is eligible for employee benefits including health insurance coverage, retirement savings, and paid time off.

When can I expect to hear about advancements in the application process?

The Stanford Children’s Health Administrative Fellowship Program accepts applications via email and through the NCAF portal and adheres to the NCAF application timeline, and as such, application materials will be due by October 2, 2019 and a final decision will be made in late October or early November.

Upon completion, will the Administrative Fellowship lead to a position with Stanford Children’s Health?

The Stanford Children’s Health Administrative Fellowship program aims to develop emerging leaders who will continue at Stanford Children’s Health post-fellowship. However, there exists no formal obligation for post-fellowship retention for either the organization or the fellow.

How many fellows do you accept each year?

We accept one fellow each year to complete a 2-year program (i.e. September 2020 – September 2022).

What is the difference between Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital?

Stanford Children’s Health (SCH) is an independent health care system in the San Francisco Bay Area exclusively dedicated to pediatric and maternal care. Stanford Children’s’ Health physicians and health care teams offer services at more than 60 locations. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford refers to our main inpatient hospital located in Palo Alto, California, which is part of the larger organization of Stanford Children’s Health.

To whom should I address my cover letter?

Please address your cover letter as follows:

Stanford Children’s Health Administrative Fellowship Selection Committee
725 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

How flexible is the fellowship timeline?

The fellowship program follows a schedule of six-month rotations, including: 1. Inpatient Operations, 2. Outpatient Operations, 3. Strategy and Business Development, and 4. Rotation of Fellow’s Choosing. While it is recommended the fellow follow this order, there is significant flexibility to adjust the duration of rotations, as well as explore other areas of interest. Previously, fellows have chosen to extend certain rotations, complete a shorter rotation in an area of his or her interest, and/or complete a special project that has emerged during the fellowship.

Are there opportunities to work with Stanford Health Care during the fellowship?

Though an independent pediatric health care system, Stanford Children’s Health has a strong partnership with Stanford Health Care. The fellow gains exposure to this system through working with shared services and involvement in strategic planning between Stanford Health Care, Stanford Children’s Health and the Stanford School of Medicine. Please note, Stanford Health Care also offers an Administrative Fellowship program.

How can I learn more about the Stanford Children’s Health Administrative Fellowship?

Please join us for a webinar Friday, September 13, 2019.