Tulane Health System’s coveted Administrative Fellowship program will begin accepting applications from outside candidates for the first time beginning this July. The intensive one-year program provides motivated individuals a post-graduate opportunity to test their conceptual knowledge in real-world settings.

Previously only open to Tulane University MHA students, the program has recently expanded to accept outside candidates. Qualified applicants must have a Master’s degree (MBA, MHA, MHSA or MPH) or equivalent course work. Preferred applicants graduate from a CAHME-accredited university or have a similar accreditation.

The Tulane fellowship offers the unique experience of working within a nationally recognized academic medical center and which is also managed by HCA, the largest for-profit healthcare management company in the world.

“Tulane’s administrative fellows are part of the health system leadership team, and they work alongside VPs, directors and other senior leaders on projects that are integral to the growth and operations of our health system,” said Jyric Sims, Tulane Health System chief operating officer and head administrator of the fellowship program. “We take great pride in helping to cultivate new healthcare leaders. Many of our previous fellows have accepted full-time positions within Tulane or other HCA facilities.”

“As a fellow at Tulane Health System, I was afforded the opportunity to receive executive-level mentorship, lead implementation of strategic initiatives, and manage various day-to-day operations,” said Brandon Darrington, now director of operations at Tulane Medical Center. “I was given the chance to lead the project to acquire FACT accreditation for the Tulane Bone Marrow Transplant Program. Without this experience and the knowledge imparted to me by the Tulane family, I would be four years behind where I am today in experience and aptitude.”

“Tulane Health System’s mission is to provide world-class care, education and research,” Sims said. “Tulane University has traditionally provided us with tremendous candidates, and we expect that to continue. We’re simply expanding our opportunity to educate the next generation of healthcare leaders.”

For more information, visit tulanehealthcare.com/careers/education