Administrative Fellowship


The Administrative Fellowship is at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, the academic medical center of Wake Forest Baptist Health. This fellowship provides a rotational and project based opportunity for young careerists to see various aspects of healthcare administration. 



To gain exposure to the entire Medical Center and its subsidiaries, Fellows spend a portion of their time in rotations.  Rotations are largely self-directed in accordance with the Fellow’s individual learning objectives and interests. Fellows will be provided with a very broad rotation schedule, which generally indicates spending the first several months in core rotations in hospital operations, ranging from nursing to support services. These core rotations are followed by shorter rotations in all other medical center divisions and subsidiaries.  Rotations may range based on Fellows' interest, including, but not limited to: Comprehensive Cancer Center, Neurosciences, Government Relations, Corporate Finance, and Wake Forest Innovations.  


To gain practical experience, Fellows spend a portion of their time completing projects.  Projects are largely based on the Fellows' rotation schedule and their respective areas of interest. Typical projects include development of business plans, provision of information for capital equipment requests, assistance with budget preparation, Press Ganey data analysis, involvement with process improvement initiatives, and participation in medical center campaigns (United Way, Heart & Stroke Walk, etc.).  Fellows have flexibility to initiate participation in projects based on their specific learning objectives and interests as well as the needs of the medical center.


Fellows have the opportunity to participate in leadership meetings and community initiatives to ascertain a high-level understanding of the organization as well as to observe various leadership and managerial styles.  Meetings include Cabinet Meetings, Budget Volume Connections Meetings, Clinical Enterprise Management Meetings, Daily Safety Check-in Meetings, and Promise Rounds. Fellows are also integral to planning and leading Promise Rounds.


Wake Forest Baptist offers administrative fellows a total compensation package including a salary, which is competitive with other Fellowship programs, insurance benefits (health, dental, and vision), and the option to contribute to our 403b retirement savings plan. Paid time off is granted for the following holidays: Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Memorial Day.  Recognizing the importance of continuing education and professional development, the fellows typically are provided funding for attendance at national and state/regional meetings. Additional requests for personal time are discussed with and approved by Fellowship Preceptor.


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Administrative Fellowship
Michael Buckingham
Administrative Fellow

Phone 336-716-3034


Kelsey Heiter
Administrative Fellow

Phone 336-716-3663


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Last Updated: 12-12-2014
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