The University of Missouri Health Care Administrative Fellowship is a unique two-year program dedicated to fostering the next generation of health care leaders.

The program leverages MU Health Care's excellence in patient care along with its commitment to an engaged workforce to create an unparalleled learning experience. Working side-by-side with executive leadership, fellows benefit from customized rotations, individualized learning plans and enhanced leadership development opportunities that empower them to lead complex projects that impact the entire organization.

The fellowship attracts the best and brightest graduates and helps them become caring and talented leaders. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.  

The Administrative Fellowship

Fellows participate in function-specific rotations in:

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Inpatient Care
  • Finance
  • Quality
  • Human Resources
  • Business Planning/Marketing
  • Patient Experience
  • Community Affiliations

During each rotation, fellows will work alongside key leaders to enhance mastery of crucial competencies.

As a fellow, you’ll also have the opportunity to lead major projects that are critical to the vitality of the health system. Finally, Fellows can apply the skills learned during rotations and project work in interim management assignments, when appropriate.

View the application requirements for more information about our Administrative Fellowship.

Why work at MU Health Care?

MU Health Care consistently receives recognition as a leader in providing high-quality, innovative health care services. MU Health Care received the designation as one of Missouri’s first Level I Time Critical Diagnosis Stroke Centers, the highest recognition a hospital can receive for its stroke program.

MU Health Care is also a leader in the development and provision of leading-edge health care services offered at the Mizzou BioJoint℠ Center, a breakthrough in the field of orthopaedic surgery. In 2014, the United Health System Consortium awarded MU Health Care the UHC Quality Leadership Award for demonstrated excellence in patient care.

In 2015, MU Health Care received the global HIMSS Enterprise Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence for health care technology innovations that are improving patient outcomes. Also, for the seventh consecutive year, MU Health Care was recognized as one of the nation’s “Most Wired” health systems in 2017 for its leading edge health care information technology.

Professional partnerships

MU Health Care, whose mission is to advance the health of all people through exceptional clinical service, helps improve health care access for Missourians through its membership in the Health Network of Missouri (HNM). A collaborative network of six health care organizations, HNM’s goals are to improve health outcomes, share health care best practices, improve patient access, ensure coordinated patient care among various providers and create efficiencies that lower health care costs.

In an effort to improve health care quality and clinical integration in the region, MU Health Care is also a member of MPact Health, a multi-state Clinically Integrated Network (CIN) comprised of over 3,000 physicians and 49 hospitals. MPact Health allows physicians and hospitals to work together on clinical integration, quality improvement, and contracting, ultimately leading to quality improvements and innovation in each geographic market.

A great place to live and work

Located in central Missouri, Columbia is home to the University of Missouri and is consistently ranked nationally as one of the most desirable places to live. This city combines the quality and culture of larger metropolitan areas with lower housing costs, excellent schools and beautiful neighborhoods. Through innovations in health care management and health care provision, MU Health Care aspires to also make Columbia, Missouri, a medical destination for exceptional health care services.