Program Overview

The Stanford Children’s Health Administrative Fellowship is a healthcare management development program that offers recent MHA, MPH, or MBA graduates learning opportunities in a pediatric academic medical center environment.

Over the course of the 24-month program, the Administrative Fellow will rotate through the hospital, ambulatory clinics, and finance and business development arena, allowing the fellow to build a portfolio of both operational and strategy-based work as well as enhance his or her leadership skills and thinking along the way. Some of the learning opportunities available to the fellow include:

  • Hospital & Outpatient Clinic Operations
  • Hospital Expansion & Activation Planning
  • Financial & Analytical Performance Analysis
  • Business Development & Planning
  • Strategic Planning & Marketing

Program support

To ensure a successful and meaningful experience, each of the fellowship rotations will be supported by a sponsor, supervisor and mentor.


Executive Sponsor – Serves as Program Sponsor for the Administrative Fellows, ensures Administrative Fellows’ participation in executive-level meetings, engages senior leadership triads in Administrative Fellowship rotational structure, and holds monthly one-on-ones with the Fellow.

Program Director – Creates and maintains overall Administrative Fellowship structure and serves as the liaison between senior leadership triad and Administrative Fellows. Responsibilities include performance reviews for Administrative Fellows, general supervision, involvement in enterprise learning and development opportunities, and monthly check-ins.

Sponsor – Executive-level Sponsor hosts Administrative Fellow in his or her organizational oversight area and includes Administrative Fellow in all appropriate team efforts (e.g. decision meetings, initiatives, launches, etc.), and holds monthly check-ins for the duration of the rotation.

Supervisor – Selects appropriate project work and learning assignments to align with the rotation learning objectives and ensures proper introductions and immersion into designated project area. Responsibilities include bi-weekly check-ins and development of learning objectives for the duration of the rotation.

Mentor – Guides the Fellow through his or her learning experiences in the rotation, assists with the creation of professional learning & development goals for the fellow, provides performance review feedback, and serves as a knowledge and experience resource. Mentor will provide an open-door environment for the Fellow, including at least bi-weekly check-ins and ad-hoc meetings for the duration of the rotation.

Transition Support – Supports recruitment efforts for incoming Fellow and provides transparent and comprehensive overview into appropriate positions to help the Second-Year Fellow transition to a full time leadership role post-fellowship.

Executive Sponsor: Paul King

Paul King - Stanford Children's Health

Paul A. King joined Stanford Children’s Health in January 2019 bringing with him a distinguished career of more than 30 years as a health care executive, including leadership positions at several nationally recognized academic medical centers.

Prior to joining Stanford Children’s Health King led the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital as Executive Director. During his tenure, his strong leadership skills guided the strategic growth of the University of Michigan’s children’s and women’s programs and services. Prior to joining C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, King served as president and CEO for the Pediatric Management Group, a 550-physician academic pediatric subspecialty group practice affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). His strong leadership record also includes senior management roles at the Mayo Clinic and the Samaritan Physicians Center.

As Stanford Children’s Health plans for continued growth and the expansion of innovation across the entire continuum of care, King’s distinguished record of accomplishment and dedication to the critically important role of pediatric and obstetric care will undoubtedly help Stanford Medicine achieve its Precision Health vision.

King is currently on the Board of Trustees for the Children’s Hospital Association and holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Nebraska, at Lincoln; and a master's degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. King also is a Certified Medical Practice Executive.