HEALTH POLICY & MANAGEMENT FELLOWSHIP
Begin your post-master’s career in Health Care Administration with
Hoag in Orange County, California. The Hoag Hospital system is quickly
becoming one the most recognizable names in clinical integration, innovation,
superior outcomes, and high value healthcare. These unique one-year fellowships
include rotations across two campuses, Hoag Hospital (Newport Beach) and
Hoag Orthopedic Institute (Irvine), giving fellows exposure to both a
large community - based hospital and a joint venture physician/hospital-owned
specialty hospital. In this value-based program, administrative fellows
work alongside surgical fellows and rotate with executive and physician
leaders from both campuses to promote superior patient outcomes and the
highest quality care. Fellows will also have the opportunity to lead projects,
make presentations, attend educational sessions and engage in healthcare
advocacy by meeting with elected officials. Graduates of this program
will be positioned to serve as leaders and change agents for healthcare.
The fellowship program has been designed to provide:
- A knowledge of healthcare dynamics, gained from working with administrative
and physician leaders at various levels of the Hoag Orthopedic Institute
and Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach;
- An opportunity for fellows to obtain an applied foundation in healthcare
economics that combine patient outcome measurements, cost analysis, pricing
bundles, system integration, and shared leadership;
- An appreciation for the common values shared by all health care professionals
at the Hoag Orthopedic Institute and Hoag Hospital;
- A progressive experience with the goal of preparing administrative fellows
for a leadership career founded on the ethos of high value healthcare
- A unique side-by-side experience with Orthopedic Surgical Fellows to establish
a strong understanding of and appreciation for the concept of collaboration/partnership.
The fellowship is a structured one-year program comprised of seven core
rotations. The program begins on August 1st each year, in alliance with
the surgical fellowship programs. Project-based in nature, the fellow
and the designated preceptor determine the appropriate project portfolio
that ensures an engaging learning environment and the ability to translate
academic theory into practice.
Core rotations include:
- Strategic Analytics & Business Development
- Performance Improvement & Clinical Outcomes
- Finance & Accounting
- Institute Operations & ASC's
- Talent Acquisition & Physician Recruitment
- Planning, Strategy, & New Ventures
- Marketing, Corporate Communications, & Patient Experience
During each rotation, fellows participate in fundamental projects that
support ongoing departmental initiatives and develop core competencies.
The responsibilities and assignments are primarily project oriented. The
fellows are exposed to senior-level decision-making processes and participate
in team decision making to learn about the interdependent nature of hospital
departments. With guidance from mentors, fellows are also encouraged to
seek exposure to activities outside of their core rotations. A broad network
of individuals also provides continuous support to the fellows.
During each rotation, the fellow will be assigned a senior level preceptor
who provides feedback and direction for assigned projects. In addition,
the fellowship mentors are readily available to assist in the fellows’
professional development throughout the duration of the program.
In conjunction with their rotations, fellows have the opportunity to further
develop their leadership skills by:
- Participating in a structured mentorship program
- Attending institutional leadership committees
- Holding informational meetings with key executives
- Attending industry conference(s)
The fellowship requires a capstone project in value-based medicine. Fellows
are expected to submit abstracts of their projects to major industry meetings
and journals. A completed manuscript ready for submission for publication
is expected by the end of the fellowship year. Fellows will present their
research to the community at a symposium held by Hoag Orthopedics.
SALARY, VACATION, AND TRAVEL
Fellows are paid at the PGY-6 level including the following benefits: 401K
matching program, immediate health coverage for employee and family, paid
sick time, and two weeks of paid vacation. In addition, travel accommodations
and reimbursements are granted for the fellow to attend at least one industry
There are no positions available for the 2024-2025 fellowship year.
1 year (August 1st – July 31st)
Applicants must have completed a master’s degree (M.B.A., M.H.A,
or M.P.H.) or be a degree candidate who is on schedule to complete the
degree prior to the fellowship start date in August. Exceptions will be
made for students who are enrolled in a three-year program, where the
final year is a required fellowship. Qualified applicants will have health
care industry experience such as an internship or applicable employment.
Candidates must possess a broad knowledge of current and historical perspectives
on health care from a systems, clinical and business perspective.
- Candidates with a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA)
or Healthcare Administration (MHA), or Public Health (MPH) from a program
accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management
Education (CAHME), are preferred.
Please note: We are unable to provide visa sponsorship for Hospital Administration
Fellowship program candidates.
Thank you for your interest in the Hospital Policy and Management Fellowship
at Hoag Orthopedics. We are currently not recruiting a fellow for the
2024-2025 academic year. Please visit our website in the future for further updates.
1 Hoag Drive
Newport Beach, Ca 92663
Hoag Orthopedic Institute
16250 Sand Canyon Avenue
Irvine, Ca 92618
16300 Sand Canyon Avenue
Irvine, California 92618