Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the Fellowship?
The Fellowship at Wake Forest is one year and begins on June 1st.

What is the structure of the Fellowship?
The Fellowship has 3 simultaneous parts: Leadership, rotations, and projects. More about the Fellowship structure can be found under "Administrative Fellowship Overview" on our Organizational and Fellowship Overview page.

What are rotations like?
Fellows have structured rotations in all areas of the organization. A typical rotation consists of meeting individually with 2-5 leaders in that discipline to learn more about that leader's roles, responsibilities and background. The leader may also tour the fellow around their area or incorporate them into some of their meetings. If a fellow enjoys a specific rotation or desires to learn more about it, they have the flexibility to elect to spend more time there and get involved in their projects, if able. We encourage fellows to pursue their interests. In addition to meetings with the Medical Center's top leaders, the fellows typically rotate in the areas listed in the table below:

Clinical Non-Clinical
 Ambulatory Services Academic/School of Medicine
 Anesthesiology Aging
 Behavioral Health Business Development
 Brenner Children's Hospital/Pediatrics Clinical & Translational Sciences
 Care Coordination Communications and Marketing
 Community Physicians Development and Alumni Affairs
 Comprehensive Cancer Center Employee Community Programs
 Critical Care Services Facilities Planning
 Davie Medical Center Financial Services
 Digestive Health Government Relations
 Emergency Medicine Human Resources
 Endocrine, Obesity, and Metabolic Disease Information Services
 Head and Neck/Otolarngology Population Health/Public Health
 Heart and Vascular Regenerative Medicine
 Imaging and Intervention Resource Management
 Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Strategic Planning
 Lexington Medical Center Wake Forest Innovations
 Nursing Operations 
 Obstetrics/Women's Health 
 Patient Safety, Quality, and Performance Improvement 
 Perioperative/Surgical Services 
 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
 Respiratory Therapy 
 Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 
 Urology and Transplant 

What is it like living in Winston-Salem? Where are good places to live?
Winston-Salem is a city with a rich history with all of the amenities you need. There are many young professionals in the city. You can read more on our Living in Winston-Salem page. 

How many Fellowships are offered?
Two Fellowships are offered annually.

What is the relationship like between the fellows? Do you work together on projects?
The fellows have offices right next to each other and interact often. They also frequently attend the same leadership meetings. However, each fellow has a different rotation schedule and work on different projects a majority of the time, allowing them to pursue what interests them most.

Are fellows guaranteed a job after completion of the Fellowship?
Administrative Fellows often continue working at Wake Forest after their Fellowship. It is our goal that the Fellowship provides fellows with a highly valuable year-long experience that can be the foundation of their career.

My program requires an Administrative Fellowship/Residency. Does Wake Forest accommodate these students?
Yes, as long as the didactic portion of the program is complete prior to beginning the Fellowship. Many former fellows have had this requirement, and the preceptor helps the fellow complete all of their necessary graduation requirements.

Quick Reference

Administrative Fellowship
Andrew Jackson
Administrative Fellow

Phone 336-716-3034


K. Lee Schuitema
Administrative Fellow

Phone 336-716-3663


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