Administrative Fellowship at NYU Langone

Administrative Fellowship

NYU Langone Medical Center is committed to making world-class contributions that place service to human health at the center of an academic culture. To ensure the continuation of exceptional administrative service and practices that support those contributions, NYU Langone has developed a dedicated Administrative Fellowship Program.

Program Overview

Administrative Fellows play an active and participatory role within the organization, one distinguished by hands-on experience. Those who complete the program are in a unique position to gain entry into the field of healthcare administration.

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NYU Langone Medical Center’s Administrative Fellowship is a one year, full-time, salaried program (with the potential opportunity for a second year, dependent upon performance and need). The Fellowship offers on-the-job training in the skills and responsibilities required of a hospital administrator in a major academic medical center. However, the feature that most distinguishes our program is that Fellows are able to tailor and define their experiences through the variety of projects that they work on during their time with NYU Langone.

As part of this program, you will learn by assuming increasing levels of responsibility and become involved in an unusually broad range of issues, personnel, and procedures, while being supervised by senior-level administrators. Activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Administrator on-call duties
  • Compliance and regulatory assessment
  • Financial decisions and budget review
  • Operational processes and workflow analysis
  • Policy evaluation and procedure development
  • Program design and implementation
  • Staff and line support
  • Utilization management analysis

Program Structure

Fellows report directly to the Chief of Hospital Operations. Fellowship preceptors are the Vice President of Medical Services for Tisch Hospital, the Senior Vice President of Hospital Operations at the Hospital for Joint Diseases and the Senior Vice President & Executive Hospital Director at NYU Lutheran Medical Center.

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The Administrative Fellowship is both rotational and project-based in nature. The initial phase consists of rotations throughout the Medical Center designed to educate and orient Fellows to the functions and structure of the organization. Each rotation provides a link between a department’s role/function and relationship to other departments. These rotations will give you the opportunity to:

  • Experience all operational and clinical areas, which include: finance, infection prevention and control, strategic planning, care management, regulatory, cancer institute, patient-centered care, rehabilitation, day surgery, emergency department, critical care nursing, and bed management
  • Develop a better understanding of the issues and challenges facing the Medical Center and individual departments
  • Collaborate with clinicians and researchers—many of whom are at the forefront of biomedical progress and achievement
  • Observe different managerial styles
  • Strengthen leadership and management skills
  • Identify potential projects and career paths

Upon completion of the rotations (2-3 months), Fellows become fully immersed in projects and can work on hospital-wide initiatives as well as projects at the unit/department level. In addition, you will have the flexibility to seek out projects in personal areas of interest. Some projects have included:

  • Coordinating the opening of new outpatient surgery facilities
  • Reducing boarding time in emergency department
  • Managing and implementing Emergency Preparedness Program initiatives
  • Participating in Lean Six Sigma Rapid Improvement Events
  • Reducing sepsis rates in critical care units
  • Supporting relocation of pediatric units during large scale renovations
  • Coordinating change management within ancillary services
  • Developing business cases and P&L for a new orthopedic center
  • Leading staff-related gap analysis for perioperative and acute care services

Fellows report directly to the Chief of Hospital Operations. Fellowship preceptors are the Vice President of Medical Services for Tisch Hospital, and the Senior Vice President of Hospital Operations at the Hospital for Joint Diseases.


Fellows are expected to play a participatory and supportive role in meetings and committee work that relates to specific projects as well as senior leadership initiatives.

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Our Fellowship program provides for visibility and exposure at the highest levels of the organization. During the engagement, you may attend administrative leadership and operations management meetings; Board of Trustee Patient Care committee meetings; and, of course, departmental and service level meetings, depending upon your rotation/assignment.

Additionally, you will be expected to work with other senior hospital administrators on projects and initiatives; make presentations as required, and rotate administrative on-call responsibilities.

Application Process/Requirements

The application deadline for the 2017 Administrative Fellowship will be October 3rd, 2016.

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Eligible applicants will be graduates of an accredited healthcare management program (MHA, MHSA, MPH, MPA or MBA program with a focus in healthcare administration). Applicants must hold a graduate degree prior to the start of the Fellowship in July, 2017. All applications should be submitted electronically through the National Administrative Fellowship Centralized Application Service (NAFCAS). Applications will be available beginning July 19, 2016 at the following link: Any applications submitted after October 3rd will not be considered.

Twelve finalists will be invited to travel to New York City to visit NYU Langone Medical Center for an on-site interview with senior leadership in November 2016.

Required application portfolio materials include:

  • Current resume
  • Statement of objectives (not to exceed 1 page)
  • Three sealed letters of recommendation:
  • At least one from a current or former employer, and at least one from a graduate school professor
  • Official graduate school transcript

Our Fellows

The Administrative Fellowship Program has been in place at Tisch/Rusk Hospitals since 1988 and at The Hospital for Joint Diseases since 2006. Originally independent, the two fellowship programs are now integrated.

Learn More about current and former members of NYU Langone Medical Center’s Administrative Fellowship Program.

Current Fellows

Anisha Chadda (2016 – Present)
Graduate School: Columbia University
Hometown: South Brunswick, NJ

Annette Rabinovich (2016 – Present)
Graduate School: Columbia University
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Nicholas Moliterno (2016 – Present)
Graduate School: Saint Louis University
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI

Sarah Szollar (2016 – Present)
Graduate School: University of Michigan
Hometown: Westfield, NJ

Click Here to See a List of Former Fellows

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