Health Administrative Fellowship Frequently Asked Questions
The Fellowship at Wake Forest Baptist is one year and traditionally begins on the first Monday in June.
The Fellowship has 3 simultaneous parts: Leadership, rotations, and projects. More about the Fellowship structure can be found on our main Health Administrative Fellowship page.
Fellows have structured rotations in all areas of the organization. A typical rotation consists of meeting individually with 2-5 leaders in each 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:
|Ambulatory Services||Academic/School of Medicine|
|Brenner Children's Hospital/Pediatrics||Business Development|
|Care Coordination||Clinical and Translational Services|
|Community Physicians||Communications and Marketing|
|Comprehensive Cancer Center||Development and Alumni Affairs|
|Critical Care Services||Employee Community Programs|
|Davie Medical Center||Facilities Planning|
|Digestive Health||Financial Services|
|Emergency Medicine||Government Relations|
|Endocrine, Obesity, and Metabolic Disease||Human Resources|
|Head and Neck/Otolarngology||Information Services|
|Heart and Vascular||Population Health and Public Health|
|Imaging and Intervention||Regenerative Medicine|
|Laboratory Medicine and Pathology||Resource Management|
|Lexington Medical Center||Strategic Planning|
|Musculoskeletal/Orthopedics||Wake Forest Innovations|
|Patient Safety, Quality, and Performance Improvement|
|Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation|
|Trauma and Acute Care Surgery|
|Urology and Transplant|
Two Fellowships are offered annually.
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.
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.
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.
Wake Forest Baptist has an independent application process so we are able to allow students from all backgrounds to apply for our fellowship free of charge. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is not currently participating in the NCAF application process, but students of university members of the NCAF are welcome and encouraged to apply.