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Application Information

Applicant Requirements

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

  • Masters-level graduates from accredited programs in healthcare administration, business administration, public health, or nursing administration

  • GPA greater than 3.0 for all graduate studies

  • Ideal applicants should have relevant healthcare experience including internships, externships, fellowships, or other related employment (no greater than 5 years, preferred).


  • Applications Accepted: July 1 - September 4, 2020 

  • Interview Process

    • First Round: Phone interview with current fellows, week of September 21, 2020

    • Second Round: Phone or video conference interview with Administrative Fellowship Board members, week of September 28, 2020

    • Final Round: On-site interview with Executive Leadership Team, October 18-19, 2020

    • Offers extended early November, 2020

  • Fellows start around June 28, 2021

Application Instructions

  1. Navigate to the following link:

  2. Select “External Applicants” from the right side of the screen.

  3. Search for the job code “2006655" in the Keyword field under the tab titled “Job Search.”

  4. Select the “Administrative Fellowship” link listed under the Requisition Title.

  5. Select “Apply Online” and proceed with the application.

  6. Under the tab titled “Resume,” please attach your current resume as a Word or PDF document.

  7. Under the tab titled “Additional Attachments,” please attach the following:

    1. Essay responses to the following prompts (500 words limit for each prompt-1500 words total):

      1. Pick 3 words to describe yourself and explain why you chose them.

      2. What are the 3-4 things that every health system CEO should have on his or her agenda?

      3. What is the most common mistake (pick one) healthcare leaders make? How could this mistake be avoided?

    2. Three signed recommendation letters (one from a faculty member from your graduate level academic discipline, one from professional/work experience, and one additional).**

    3. Unofficial Graduate School Transcript(s).

    4. Please do not submit a cover letter.

  8. Continue to complete the application. Under the tab tilted “Work Preferences,” please select “Days” from the list of Preferred Shift options.

  9. Continue to complete and submit the application on or before September 4, 2020

*If the individual(s) providing the recommendation(s) is uncomfortable with this electronic method of submission, please send the recommendation via email to the fellowship email account  or mail (postmarked by September 4, 2020) to the following address: 

Administrative Fellowship Board
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Hospitals & Clinics
1301 Medical Center Drive
TVC - 3812
Nashville, TN 37232-5100

The selection committe should be addressed as "Dear VUMC AFP Selection Committee,"

All application materials must be submitted by September 4, 2020. 

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.

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. 

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email 


If you would like to find out more information from our current Administrative Fellow, please sign up for an informative webinar. Webinars will be held:

August 24th, 6PM-7PM (CST)

August 28th, 9AM-10AM (CST)