Program Structure

Program Strucute

See One Phase

Fellows spend approximately their first 7 months rotating through more than 40 clinical and administrative areas throughout Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Each rotational experience, lasting anywhere between 1 and 5 days, gives the fellows the opportunity to meet various leaders and quickly gain a comprehensive understanding of Academic Medical Center operations. Additionally, as part of the See One phase, each rotation includes an introduction to a critical skill-set, tool, or process used in health system administration. Rotations include:

  • Adult Hospital
  • Finance/Revenue Cycle
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Pharmacy
  • Emergency Department
  • Pediatrics
  • Quality
  • Health Informatics
  • Laboratory Services
  • Affiliate Network
  • Community Hospitals
  • Patient Care Centers
  • Executive Administration
  • Supply Chain
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Patient Flow
  • Compliance
  • Operational Services
  • Business Development
  • Home Care
  • Clinical Enterprise


Do One Phase

Following the See One phase, fellows progress to the Do One phase where they spend the next 5 months applying the various skill-sets, tools, and processes through multiple hands-on learning experiences. Fellows are immersed in various Patient Care Centers or Core Service Departments, where the leader of that particular area acts as the preceptor. During this phase, fellows will gain competency in the following areas:

  • New Capital Purchasing
  • Labor Management
  • Departmental Finances
  • Patient Population Financial Management
  • Quality Measurement and Improvement
  • LEAN Design
  • Rapid-Cycle Project Management
  • Affiliate Operations
  • Administrative Critical Thinking
  • Human Capital Development
  • Physician Partnerships
  • Executive Presentation
  • Inpatient Patient Experience
  • Outpatient Patient Experience
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Community Relations


Lead One Phase

In the final phase of the program, Lead One, fellows are matched with a Patient Care Center or Core Service Area where they are given opportunity to leverage their prior learnings to work with increasing autonomy and responsibility on various projects or programs according to their interest and institutional priority. 



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