Frequently Asked Questions

For Prospective Applicants
For Incoming Fellows
For Academic Program Staff
For Wake Forest Baptist Staff

 
 
 

Prospective Applicants
Thank you for your interest in applying to the Administrative Fellowship Program at Wake Forest Baptist. For all information related directly to the application components and process, see  Application


Who is eligible to apply?  

Individuals must possess an MHA, MBA, MPH or equivalent degree from a Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), or the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited program, Or be enrolled in a graduate program that will award the same upon completion of the administrative fellowship. 

What is the compensation?  

Wake Forest Baptist offers administrative fellows a total compensation package including insurance benefits (health, dental, and vision), the option to contribute to our 403B retirement savings plan, and a stipend competitive with other Fellowship programs.  Administrative fellows receive time off on 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.

When does the administrative fellowship begin? When does it end? 

The administrative fellowship is typically ten – twelve months, beginning in June and continuing through the following May.

Will I have a job after the fellowship?

Wake Forest Baptist does not guarantee Fellows job opportunities within the organization. However, in past years, Alumni  have proven to be very marketable job candidates.

 
 

Incoming Fellows
Congratulations! You have accepted an offer to complete the Administrative Fellowship at Wake Forest Baptist.

What do I need to do before my start date?

Within a few months of your start date, you will be contacted with information regarding signing a contract and completing a Pre-Employment Screening. We also encourage you to: update your resume; determine your learning objectives and goals for the fellowship and stay up to date on health care trends and policy.

Where do fellows typically live?

Fellows are generally required to live in Forsyth County, although exceptions are granted under certain circumstances.  Prior fellows have lived in the Ardmore neighborhood, Downtown Winston-Salem, West End neighborhood, or Country Club/Jonestown/Peacehaven Road area. Read more about living in Winston-Salem .

What is the dress code? 

Fellows are expected to comply with the business professional dress code. Suits are not required every day, but are appropriate for attendance at leadership meetings.

What types of projects will I participate in?

Fellows will have the opportunity to engage themselves in a wide array of projects based on their specific learning objectives and goals as well as the needs of Wake Forest Baptist Health. 

 

Academic Program Staff

How can I inform my students about your administrative fellowship program?

Please encourage students to explore this website and to Contact Us  if they have any questions.

Are students who need to complete a fellowship to complete their graduate degree eligible for the administrative fellowship?

Yes.  The preceptors are willing to work with the any fellow who meets this criteria to ensure that he/she receives the maximum value from the Fellowship, while completing any additional requirements from his/her graduate program.

 
 

Wake Forest Baptist Staff

How can I involve the administrative fellows in my division or department?

Leadership throughout the medical center is encouraged to engage with the administrative fellows. To set up introductory meetings, shadowing experiences, tours and/or project opportunities in your department or division for the current administrative fellows, please Contact Us .

What benefit does the organization receive from hosting administrative fellows?

Wake Forest Baptist benefits from: the productive efforts of intelligent, energetic individuals; exposure to current management concepts and ideas from major academic institutions; and recruitment of promising new talent to its administrative staff. Furthermore, the administrative fellowship demonstrates the educational component of Wake Forest Baptist’s mission.  

How can I serve as a preceptor for an administrative fellow or intern?

If you are interested in serving as a preceptor, contact The Fellows.

Quick Reference

Administrative Fellowship
Michael Buckingham
Administrative Fellow

Phone 336-716-3034

Email
mbucking@wakehealth.edu

Kelsey Heiter
Administrative Fellow

Phone 336-716-3663

Email
kheiter@wakehealth.edu

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