UCSF Medical CenterUCSF Benioff Children's Hospital 

Fellowship Program

Administrative Fellowship

Roles and Responsibilities

Project Preceptor

Fellows will work with a preceptor during each project and rotation. Preceptors are responsible for guidance and progress by:

•   Formalizing role and expectations for project (includes explaining fellow's role to all involved in project, as well as % of time, and duration of project)
•   Defining progress
•   Meeting with fellows regularly
•   Providing timely feedback regarding performance and progress

Administrative Fellowship Director
The Medical Center’s fellowship director oversees the program and the fellow selection process. The administrative program director will meet with the fellow to explore areas of interest and goals and, knowing the needs of the organization, will work to facilitate discussions between the fellow and senior leaders in order to match you with an appropriate senior-level mentor(s) and/or project assignment for the benefit of all.

The administrative fellowship director will orient the fellow to the organization and remain an available resource throughout the program. Orientation will include:

•   Describing the organization and its mission, vision and values
•   Reviewing relevant organizational policies and procedures
•   Arranging informational meetings with key personnel in fellow’s area of interest
•   Meeting occasionally with the fellow to see how things are going and assist, if needed.

Fellows will formally identify a Mentor for their tenure in the program. Mentors may be at the Director, Executive Director, or Chief Officer level, or may be a mix, depending on the specific interests of the fellow. Mentors are fully committed to the administrative fellowship program. They will meet frequently with the fellow to discuss career goals, develop program goals and monitor progress; share management perspectives and experience; identify internal and external sources to work with the fellow; provide feedback and coaching; and work toward a successful, mutually beneficial health management fellowship.

Administrative Fellow
The fellow is expected to function as a professional, which is reflected in the projects and activities performed and in relationship with the organization’s administrators and other staff. The fellow is responsible to the mentor for agreed-upon projects and work duties including:

•   Taking initiative in designing or implementing a project
•   Providing professional quality work
•   Completing professional assignments related to the placement
•   Seeking guidance when needed
•   Complying with the policies and procedures of the organization