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, mentorship, 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 and 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.

Program 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: Rick Majzun - Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Rick Mazjun - Stanford Children's Health

Majzun is responsible for providing administrative leadership and direction of the operations of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and all of the Stanford Children’s Health primary care and specialty services outpatient locations.

Majzun has more than two decades of leadership expertise in academic medical centers, with a focus in pediatrics and women’s health. He also has extensive experience in strategic planning and operations, and a strong background in lean management—all of which will be greatly beneficial to Stanford Children’s Health.

Prior to joining Stanford Children’s Health, Majzun served as president and chief operating officer for Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island; the vice president of operations at St. Louis Children’s Hospital; and vice president of Women & Infants for Barnes Jewish Hospital (BJH) and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, where he oversaw significant growth in volume and revenue.

Majzun earned a Master’s in Health Administration from Washington University and completed an Administrative Fellowship at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan. Additionally, he has worked with Fellows at his previous organizations, most recently as the Program Director at St. Louis Children’s Hospital | Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.