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Executive Management Fellowship

The Executive Management Fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is an extension of our belief that only through the thoughtful leadership of a diverse group of bright and talented individuals can creative solutions be found to some of the challenges at the forefront of the health care frontier.

Academic medical centers play an important role in the improvement of the health care delivery system. Essential to their collective mission is effective leadership that fosters and embraces innovation, efficiency, safety, quality and cultural competency.

About the program

The Executive Management Fellowship is a two-year program designed to provide participants with a thorough exposure to the operation and governance of a nationally ranked, research-based medical school and academic medical center.

Through the mentorship of senior leaders of the School, fellows engage in executive-level discussions and participatory decision-making on complex issues that shape and influence the operation and governance of the School in all aspects of its mission, including its research, education and patient care delivery enterprises.

The experience also allows the fellow to develop an appreciation for the factors influencing the quality, access to, efficiency and competency of the health care delivery system, and to gain an in-depth understanding of the intricate working relationship between the School of Medicine and its affiliated academic medical center.

The fellow acts as a member of the dean’s senior management team for the School of Medicine and participates in relevant faculty and leadership forums and other executive level meetings in which the dean and other members of senior leadership routinely participate.

The selected fellow is an active participant in administrative processes including but not limited to:

  • strategic planning
  • budgeting
  • capital planning
  • other key administrative
  • processes and functions

The fellow also engages in management activities and projects pertaining to strategic partnerships with the School of Medicine’s hospital partners and affiliated health care system.

The fellow will report to the executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, David H. Perlmutter, MD. Richard J. Stanton, associate vice chancellor for administration and finance, will serve as a mentor and provide frequent feedback and interaction.

Perhaps most importantly, this experience offers the selected individual the opportunity to explore his or her interest in the field of health care administration and to potentially prepare for a leadership role in a medical school or academic medical center.

Interested to know what makes our fellowship unique?

Past and current fellows Andwele Jolly, Kashwayne Williams and Sobia Shahab provided an overview of the fellowship in a live webinar, sharing their experiences and answering questions from participants.

Watch the webinar to learn more »