Application Information



Application Information


Our application portal has closed for this year's recruiting period. Please check back Spring 2023 for future Administrative Fellowship offerings.


Applicant Requirements:

Applicants to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Administrative Fellowship Program must be:

  • Masters-level graduates from programs in Healthcare Administration, Business Administration or Public Health.

Applicants to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Administrative Nursing Fellowship Program must be:

  • Masters-level graduates from programs in Healthcare Administration, Business Administration, Public Health, or Nursing Administration.

  • Applicants must have relevant healthcare experience: including internships, externships, fellowships. 

  • Registered Nurse with a minimum 5 years post-graduation experience in direct patient care; leadership experience preferred. 


Program Structure:

Within the VUMC Administrative Fellowship Program we host two Administrative Fellows and one Administrative Nursing Fellow. The Administrative Nursing Fellowship is a two-year opportunity working with the Chief Nursing Officer and senior nursing leaders of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Hospitals and Clinics. 

All fellows follow the same See One, Do One, Lead One Structure. 


  • Our application portal has closed for the 2023-2025 VUMC Administrative Fellowship Program.

  • Application deadline for all 2023-2025 Administrative Fellowship positions was: 11:59 pm CST on Thursday, August 25, 2022.  


Interview Process:

  • First Round (Phone interview with current fellows): August 31-September 2, 2022

  • Second Round (Phone or video conference interview with Administrative Fellowship Board members): Week of September 6, 2022

  • Final Round (On-site interview with Executive Leadership Team): September 25-26, 2022

  • Offers extended late September 2022

  • Fellowship dates: July 3, 2023-June 30, 2025                                                                                                                                                          


Frequently Asked Questions

Are international candidates eligible to apply? 

Applicants should have a valid status to study/work in order to be considered in addition to meeting the listed degree requirements. If sponsorship is required, we can consider sponsorship but cannot guarantee employment.


Are essay questions a part of the application process? 

Yes. There are essay questions that are capped at a 500 word maximum for each essay, not to exceed 1500 words total. Essay responses over 500 words will not be considered.

1. Pick three words to describe yourself and explain why you chose them.
2. Describe 3-4 top priorities on which every health system CEO should focus.
3. What is the most common mistake (pick one) healthcare leaders make? How could this mistake be avoided?


What are the application requirements?

Please be prepared to attach the following to your online application when submitting.

1. Essay responses as outlined above
2. Three letters of recommendation (include at least one from a professional setting and at least one from an academic setting). Address to: VUMC Administrative Fellowship Selection Committee
3. Graduate school transcripts


What is the expected salary range?

Our fellowship program offers a competitive and fair fellowship salary in addition to a robust benefits plan. Specifics in regards to compensation are discussed once a final offer is made. 


Do applications submitted earlier receive priority consideration?

No, the application review process starts after the application deadline has passed. However, we do not recommend waiting until the last minute to submit your application. Those with materials submitted after the deadline cannot be considered.