Administrative Fellowship :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Administrative Fellowship Program Description

For more information, please contact:

Joe Hayden, First Year Fellow
(614) 722-4598


Caleb Ahrns, Second Year Fellow

Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center offer a joint Administrative Fellowship to provide training in a private non-profit, pediatric teaching hospital and a state-operated, academic medical center.

Exposure to the two dynamic organizations not only enables the fellow to gain experience from different management styles, but also the intricacies of different governance structures, medical staffs, financial systems, operations overview and organizational designs.

During the two years, the fellow participates in top-level management and is encouraged to develop skills in problem-solving by participating in management projects and conducting research in areas such as health care management, policy and services. In addition to administrative responsibilities, the fellow will be exposed to the governing boards and senior medical staff members of both hospitals, and self-assessment and professional development.

For more information about the fellowship program, please refer to the informational session below.  

What does ACHE recommend?

  • Exposure to management decision making processes.
  • High degree of preceptor involvement including career counseling. Committed, knowledgeable, skillful, and professionally mature preceptor.
  • Preponderance of opportunities, active involvement, substantive projects.
  • Ability to observe leadership and develop own leadership skills.
  • Treat as a professional and colleague, not as a student or intern.
  • Integrate healthcare management theory and application.
  • Offer opportunities based on goals of both fellow and organization. Maximum and effective use of fellow's time.
  •   Evaluation sessions to measure growth and development. Timely, candid, outcome-oriented evaluations by preceptor and other leaders.
  • Experience lasts at least 12 months.
  • Management staff respects and supports the objectives of the fellowship.

What does the Nationwide Children's/OSU Fellowship offer?

  • Exposure to decision making at the board, corporate, and executive levels.
  • Administrators are accessible to and supportive of the fellow.
  • Excellent opportunity to participate and gain experience in a wide range of health system activities.
  • Excellent opportunity to demonstrate and develop leadership skills through the observation of senior leaders and through leading teams and projects.
  • Focus on leadership training experience in administrative roles.
  • Encouraged to use principles learned in graduate program and to transfer learning to others.
  • Projects are of mutual benefit, allowing the fellow to choose projects that meet his/her learning needs as well as the needs of the organization.
  • Both preceptor-driven and fellow-driven.
  • Opportunity to work independently and as part of team. 
  • Two-year fellowship with active preceptor involvement.
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000