Administrative Fellowship Program

Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, offers a one-year, project-based administrative fellowship, a program that provides self-motivated individuals a post-graduate opportunity to test their conceptual knowledge in real-world settings. This fellowship offers the unique experience of working within a nationally recognized academic medical center and the largest for-profit healthcare management company in the world.

Tulane Medical Center offers incomparable experience in operations, ambulatory clinics, finance, business development, service line growth and clinical quality excellence.

The fellow is viewed as a member of the senior leadership team and reports directly to the chief operating officer. The fellow will gain exposure to various leadership styles through one-on-one meetings with a preceptor, weekly meetings with a mutually selected mentor from the executive team and all senior leadership meetings, including quarterly HCA Leadership Development Institute sessions, monthly business plan reviews and biweekly issues resolution meetings.

Fellows receive a competitive salary package, full benefits and attendance to the annual American College of Healthcare Executives Congress in Chicago, Illinois. The program’s annual start date is on or near the first of July.

Application Requirements

Qualified applications 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. To apply, please prepare:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Administrative Fellowship Selection Committee)
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least one academic and one professional)
  • Official graduate and undergraduate transcripts

Please email the completed packet as a single PDF to Kristyn.Richards@hcahealthcare.com. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

The application period is open from July 24, 2017 through September 25, 2017. Phone Interviews will be conducted October 3-6, 2017. Selected candidates will be invited to an on-site interview October 16-18, 2017.

Residents and Graduates

Name Year Current Position
Bill Andrews 2017 Resident, Operations
Will Hammock 2017 Resident, Orthopedics
Jeremy Johnson 2017 Resident, Finance
Carl Vidrine 2017 Resident, Ambulatory Clinics
Jacqueline Owens (Resident) 2016-2017 Fellow, UK HealthCare, University of Kentucky
Kristyn Richards 2016 Fellow
Anna Patrusheva (Resident) 2016-2017 Fellow, Medical University of South Carolina
Abby Bray (Resident) 2016-2017 Fellow, Premier Health, Dayton, Ohio
Joanna Jao (Resident) 2016-2017 Patient Access Manager, Parallon Shared Services
Maureen Carey 2015 Project Manager, Cardiology and Neurosciences
Sean Flinn 2014 Associate Vice President, Orthopedics
Lianne Brown (Resident) 2014-2015 Consultant, Ernst & Young
Brandon Darrington 2013 Director of Operations, Neurosciences and Radiology
Meredith Stanley 2013-2014 Practice Manager, Ochsner Health System
Amanda Fay 2012-2013 Director of Patient Services, Sentara
Hiral Patel 2009-2016 COO, Lakeview Regional Medical Center

Living in New Orleans

New Orleans is one of the most culturally unique cities in the United States. The rich history of southeast Louisiana includes aspects of French, Spanish, Haitian, Vietnamese, Creole and Cajun culture to create a truly diverse melting pot. From the music on Frenchmen Street to the shops on Magazine Street to the urban farms in the Marigny, there is something for everyone. Outside the city, you can walk the Jean-Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve to the south or head east to explore the swamps of the bayou.

New Orleans is known for its festivals, including Jazz Fest, French Quarter Fest and VooDoo Fest, which attract major headliners and thousands of locals and tourists every year. The city and area also feature many smaller celebrations such as Creole Tomato Fest and Po Boy Fest to satisfy your every craving.

Obviously, the largest attraction every year is Carnival which begins on King’s Day in January and ends on Mardi Gras Day. Outside of Bourbon Street, there are many family-centered traditions including second lines, marching bands, dance troupes and the famous Mardi Gras Indians.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Tulane Medical Center sponsor international visas? At this time, Tulane Medical Center is not able to sponsor an international visa for the administrative fellowship.

How many fellows are accepted each year? Tulane Medical Center will select one fellow who will gain exposure to each of our campuses.

If my graduate program requires a year-long residency after completion of coursework, am I still eligible to apply? Yes, applicants who have completed all coursework are eligible to apply for the fellowship.

Who may I contact for more information? Please contact the current fellow, Kristyn Richards, at Kristyn.Richards@hcahealthcare.com or (504) 988-1862.