"Wake Forest Baptist Health offers a unique fellowship experience that truly stood out from the rest. The one-year fellowship is the perfect mix of rotational meetings, leadership exposure and project work throughout our clinical, academic and research enterprises. The fellowship offers enough structure to develop a comfort level and overarching knowledge of the organization, while giving you the flexibility to explore your professional areas of interest. The defining factor that differentiates WFBH from the rest is its extensive network of former fellows who continue to advance within our organization. This embedded support network of friends, mentors and colleagues truly makes the fellowship year exceptional."
- Charlotte Westcob (2016 – 2017)
"Wake Forest’s Administrative Fellowship offers many strengths. It is incredibly flexible to allow you to pursue areas you’re most interested in, while also ensuring you still have a broad understanding of the organization. It is one of the oldest Administrative Fellowships in the country, so everyone is very familiar with your purpose as a Fellow. This makes navigating the projects and rotations of the Fellowship much easier. Wake is also unique in that it has both an adult and children’s hospital onsite and has 3 unique community hospitals, allowing you to learn in many clinical settings. You can also get exposure to our robust research and academic operations, which can be hard to achieve in non-academic settings."
- Andrew Jackson (2015 – 2016)
"Choosing Wake Forest Baptist gives an individual the unique look into an Academic Medical Setting. With a competitor hospital less than five miles down the road, the Administrative Fellows learn what motivates academic faculty (physicians) to pursue academic medicine, teaching and research, as opposed to strictly meeting wRVU targets. At the heart of the institution is a focus on continuous learning. With over 1,000 students (MD, PA, CRNA, Graduate) at Wake Forest Baptist Health, both our faculty and staff understand the Administrative Fellows fall into the category of “learner,” and are eager to provide teaching opportunities for the Administrative Fellows during the year of learning."
- Kelsey Allerton (2014 – 2015)
“The Wake Forest Baptist Health Fellowship takes a balanced approach towards rotations, project based experience, and mentorship from senior leaders in the organization that gives Fellows a comprehensive view of the healthcare industry. Additionally, the Fellowship program works with each Fellow individually to develop the necessary skills and knowledge base for a successful career in health administration.”
- Justin Meier (2013-2014)
“A Fellowship at Wake Forest Baptist Health allows one the opportunity to work at an integrated academic medical center. Being driven by both its clinical and academic missions, you not only are able to be exposed to the operations of a continuously top ranked hospital, but are afforded the additional benefit of being engulfed in a vibrant learning environment. The combination of the academic and clinical enterprises into a single, yet large health system provides an optimal setting for fostering the growth and development of a future health administrator.”
- Amanda Backus (2010-2011)
“Wake Forest Baptist a nationally recognized facility that is on the cutting edge for patient care, research, and education. The Fellows’ office location in the administrative suite and the ability to rotate throughout the medical center ensures that we are in the middle of all of this at all times!”
- Emily Bauer (2009-2010)
“The culture at Wake Forest Baptist is a learning environment, the best type of an environment for a Fellow. Because the Fellowship is a tradition at WFBMC, the organization is accustomed to having Fellows which leads into trusting the Fellows, which results in opportunities for meaningful work. There is more to this Fellowship than rotating through departments. You will have projects that you can add to your personal portfolio. The complexities faced by such a large academic medical center make it a unique, interesting and exciting organization for a Fellowship.”
- Marisa Barone (2009-2010)
“Wake Forest Baptist’s enterprise span of clinical patient care, research, and academics consistently places it among the top academic medical centers in the nation. Working closely with the leadership responsible for day to day operations of the enterprises’ main components is an ideal way to sharpen the traits and skills necessary for future healthcare executives.”
- Bryan Arkwright (2008-2009)
“This organization has a long history of accepting and educating administrative Fellows. The entire system is familiar with our process and welcomes Fellows to their areas of operation each and every year. Fellows have the opportunity to work in a supportive environment and are able to work in a variety of hospital departments while having the flexibility to spend more time in areas that you find interesting.”
- Sam Seifert (2004-2005)
“The program here provides Fellows with a great preceptor (the most key aspect), great people and culture, great commitment to excellence, great project opportunities, and a great time to see a lot of change with the restructuring of the organization under one medical center CEO.”
- John Blalock (2001-2002)