The Mount Sinai Health System Administrative Fellowship

Mount Sinai Health System’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion remains committed to providing opportunities for underrepresented minorities in healthcare leadership roles. Our two-year Administrative Fellowship offers challenging, hands-on administrative experiences to early careerists from an underrepresented group (Black/African, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American/American Indian and or Pacific Islander) in healthcare who have or will graduate with a Master’s degree between 2017-2020. Together with the System’s hospital and corporate leadership and Human Resources Department, we provide the fellows an array of professional development and educational opportunities over the two-year experience.

Program Overview

At the start of the program, our fellows are placed under the guidance of senior leadership preceptors who mentor and guide them throughout the program. Our fellows will observe a variety of business situations, engage in the critical analysis of complex problems and participate in making recommendations for solutions in the context of a large, academic medical system. During the duration of the fellowship, our office serves as a resource to our fellows.

Furthermore, our office sponsors fellows to attend at least two conferences a year where they are able to meet, greet and network with fellows and healthcare leaders across the country.

Over the course of the two years, fellows may register for and participate in a variety of educational courses offered by the Talent Development & Learning Division of Human Resources and webinars offered by the National Council on Administrative Fellowships. Through these courses and webinars, fellows can build upon and/or learn new technical and interpersonal skills that are crucial to navigating their fellowship assignments.

All prospective fellows will have the opportunity to apply for a fellowship position at one of the following Mount Sinai Health System hospitals:

  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Mount Sinai Morningside
  • Mount Sinai West

These opportunities are geared towards developing fellows into high potentials poised to assume managerial and administrative positions within the System at the conclusion of the program.

The Planning, Design & Constructiondivision of the Mount Sinai Health System’s Real Estate Services & Facilities department is responsible for procuring and managing the highest quality planning, design and construction services at a competitive price to deliver projects of outstanding quality that will improve patient care and the hospital environment.

Prospective fellows will have the opportunity to work closely with senior leaders and project managers to learn the core aspects of working on a major healthcare renovation project. Current and ongoing projects in which the fellows will be engaged include:

  • The new Mount Sinai Beth Israel hospital campus, incorporating 80,000 square feet of renovation within the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai and 160,000 square feet of new hospital building.
  • Exterior and interior renovation of a 134,000 square foot facility in downtown Manhattan to provide a new model of comprehensive and integrated care for behavioral health.
  • New inpatient unit upgrades at the Mount Sinai Morningside (Upper West Side) and Mount Sinai West (Midtown) hospitals to create new state of the art amenity/single-bed rooms for an improved standard of care.
  • New research facilities including 46,000 square feet of wet lab space for continuing innovative medical research and 75,000 square feet of dry lap research for artificial intelligence and biomedical engineering research.
  • Upgrade and expansion of the Emergency Department at The Mount Sinai Hospital (Upper East Side) for an improved standard of care.

The program is designed so that fellows learn hands-on while performing and leading tasks that are crucial to the success of current projects, which will include:

  • Participating and leading weekly meetings;
  • Assisting in the creation, execution and monitoring of project work plans and revisions as required to meet changing needs and requirements;
  • Creating and overseeing the timely execution of project schedules;
  • Assisting with and eventually managing day-to-day operational aspects of current projects;
  • Ensuring project documents are complete, current and stored appropriately; and
  • Preparing and presenting deliverables to project teams, as requested.

In addition, fellows will meet regularly with fellowship preceptors to identify opportunities for further growth, learning and professional development.

Skills and Qualifications

All prospective fellows must:

  • Demonstrate specific interest in the Real Estate Facilities and/or Planning, Design & Construction field.
  • Have strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Have strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite – specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint – and a willingness to learn and use other applications, as required to complete fellowship assignments.
  • Be highly motivated, good listeners and team players.
  • Be self-starters who demonstrate intellectual rigor and pay attention to detail.
  • Be willing to learn from professional staff and leadership, yet provide input where appropriate.

In addition, knowledge of quantitative skills (including project valuation) and other software programs as well as a passion for working on energy efficiency, clean energy and/or sustainability projects is preferred.

Application Requirements

All prospective fellows must:

  • Be of an underrepresented group in healthcare(Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian and/or Pacific Islander)
  • Be early careerists(five years or less of professional work and/or internship experience) that have graduated or will graduate between 2017 and 2020 with a Master’s degree in the following: Business Administration, Construction Science/Management/Administration, Project Management, Engineering, Architecture or a related field.
  • Have at least a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale
  • Submit the following:
    • Current CV/Resume
    • Copy of Graduate Transcript(s)
    • One (1) Personal Statement (no longer than one (1) page) responding to the following questions:
      • What motivated your decision to apply to the Real Estate Services & Facilities: Planning, Design & Construction program?
      • Where do you see yourself (and your career) in five years? In ten years?
    • Three (3) Recommendation Letters – one each of the following:
      • Academic – Professor, Dean, Program Director, etc.
      • Professional – Current or Former Manager/Supervisor
      • Other (either Academic or Professional)

Please note:

Work visas are not sponsored for this program.

Recommendation letters may be addressed to the MSHS Administrative Fellowship Program Application Review Committee.

Application Period and Interviews

Apply online at bit.ly/2020RESFAdminFellowApp. The online application has two parts – Candidate Information (Part I) and Required Documents (Part II); please read the instructions carefully. You must submit both parts for your application to be complete. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm, ET on Monday, March 23, 2020.

The MSHS Administrative Fellowship Program Application Review Committee will review applications on a rolling basis as they are received.

  • First Round Interviews: The Committee will notify applicants who have been selected for first round interviews by Friday, April 3, 2020.
  • Second (Final) Round Interviews: Once first round interviews are complete, the Committee will select finalists for second round interviews with leadership in mid-late April.

These interviews will be held at the Mount Sinai Health System’s Corporate Services Center in New York City; finalists must be available to attend interviews in person to be considered for a fellowship position.

By Monday, April 27, 2020, the Committee will notify finalists via e-mail if they have been accepted into the fellowship program. Finalists will have until 5 pm, ET on Monday, May 4,2020 to inform the Committee of their decision.

The fellowship program will begin on Monday, July 6, 2020.

Questions?

For questions regarding the application process, e-mail the Office for Diversity and Inclusion at diversity@mountsinai.org. For information on the Mount Sinai Health System, our hospitals, facilities and services, visit www.mountsinai.org.

Prospective fellows will have the opportunity to apply for a fellowship position at one of the following Mount Sinai Health System hospitals:

1. Mount Sinai Beth Israel – Located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and part of the Mount Sinai Downtown network, Mount Sinai Beth Israel is notable for its approach to combining medical excellence with clinical innovation. Over the years, the hospital has advanced its commitment to expanding patient access to primary and specialty care.

2. The Mount Sinai Hospital – Located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in East Harlem, The Mount Sinai Hospital is acclaimed internationally for excellence in clinical care. Ranked in 11 specialties nationally, the hospital’s pediatric center was listed among U.S. News & World Report’s best children’s hospitals for 2018-2019.

3. Mount Sinai Morningside – Located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side in Morningside Heights near Columbia University, Mount Sinai Morningside offers a Level 2 trauma center and has a proud tradition of medical firsts, particularly in the areas of cardiology and cardiac surgery. Notable specialties include vascular, endovascular and bariatric surgery.

4. Mount Sinai West – Located in Midtown Manhattan steps away from Columbus Circle, Mount Sinai West has a rich history of medical innovation and is well-renowned for numerous specialty clinical services, including orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery and obstetrics and gynecology.

Fellows will have the opportunity to do the following at their selected site:

  • Rotate through and shadow administrators and staff in key hospital and corporate departments (i.e. Administration, Quality Improvement/Assurance, Ambulatory Care, etc.) to gain exposure to hospital operations and management
  • Observe and actively participate in department meetings and activities
  • Collaborate with hospital leadership and staff to strategize, execute and implement projects and processes
  • Utilize technology (Microsoft Office Suite and other healthcare-specific applications, as necessary) to accurately report and track progress on assigned projects
  • Conduct research and/or attend educational sessions to obtain a better understanding of assigned tasks
  • Present to senior leadership, department administrators and managerial staff on experiences, including projects in which one is engaged, metrics and results related to specific initiatives and recommendations to improve and streamline processes
  • Meet regularly with site preceptors to identify opportunities for further growth, learning and professional development

Skills and Qualifications

All prospective fellows must:

  • Demonstrate specific interest in the fellowship location to which they apply.
  • Have strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Have strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite – specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint – and a willingness to learn and use other applications, as required to complete fellowship assignments.
  • Be highly motivated, good listeners and team players.
  • Be self-starters who demonstrate intellectual rigor and pay attention to detail.
  • Be willing to learn from professional staff and leadership, yet provide input where appropriate.

Application Requirements

All prospective fellows must:

  • Be of an underrepresented group in healthcare (Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian and/or Pacific Islander).
  • Be early careerists (five years or less of professional work and/or internship experience) graduating in either 2019 or 2020 with a Master’s degree in Hospital Administration, Health Administration, Health Services Administration, Public Health, Public Administration, Business Administration or related fields.
  • Have at least a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent).
  • Submit the following:
    • Current resume
    • Onepersonal statement (no longer than a page) responding to the following questions:
      • What motivated your decision to apply to the Mount Sinai Health System’s Administrative Fellowship Program and specifically, your selected fellowship location (Mount Sinai Beth Israel, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Morningside or Mount Sinai West)?
      • Where do you see yourself (and your career) in five years? In ten years?
    • Three recommendation letters – one each of the following:
      • Academic – Professor, Dean, Program Director, etc.
      • Professional – Current or Former Manager/Supervisor
      • Other (either Academic or Professional)

Please note:

Work visas are not sponsored for this program.

If enrollment in an administrative fellowship is required for a degree to be conferred and all other graduate coursework will be completed by June 2020, you may apply.

All resumes and personal statements should be uploaded to the “Documents” section of the NAFCAS application. The NAFCAS system will provide separate instructions on submitting recommendation letters during the online application process. Recommendation letters may be addressed to the MSHS Administrative Fellowship Program Application Review Committee.

Application Deadline and Interviews

Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, October 2, 2019.

The MSHS Administrative Fellowship Program Application Review Committee will review applications on a rolling basis as they are received. Only applications noted as Complete or Verified by NAFCAS will be considered.

  • First Round Interviews: The Committee will notify applicants who have been selected for first round interviews by mid-October.
  • Second (Final) Round Interviews: Once first round interviews are complete, the Committee will select finalists for second round interviews with MSHS leadership in late-October. These interviews will be held in New York City; finalists must be available to attend interviews in person to be considered for a fellowship position.

By the end of October, the Committee will notify finalists via e-mail if they have been accepted into the fellowship program. Per National Council on Administrative Fellowship guidelines, finalists will have until Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 1 pm, ET to inform the Committee of their decision.

Questions?

For questions regarding the Mount Sinai Health System’s Administrative Fellowship Program or the application process, e-mail the Office for Diversity and Inclusion at diversity@mountsinai.org. For information on the Mount Sinai Health System, our hospitals, facilities and services, visit www.mountsinai.org.

Application Questions

Please respond to the following questions to the best of your ability.

1. To which fellowship location are you applying?

    • Mount Sinai Beth Israel (Lower East Side, Manhattan, NY)
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital (Upper East Side, Manhattan, NY)
    • Mount Sinai Morningside (Upper West Side, Manhattan, NY)
    • Mount Sinai West (Midtown Manhattan, NY)

2. What year did you receive/will you be receiving your Master’s degree?

    • 2019
    • 2020
    • Other

3. Please select the range in which your most recent GPA (or GPA equivalent) falls. This will be verified with a copy of your transcript.

    • 3.5 – 4.0
    • 3.0 – 3.49
    • 2.5 – 2.99
    • Below 2.5

4. Is enrollment in an administrative fellowship required for your degree to be conferred?

    • Yes
    • No

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Program Documents

Please upload the following required application materials. To avoid formatting issues, we recommend uploading these documents as PDF files.

  • Current resume
  • One personal statement (no longer than a page) responding to the following questions:

1. What motivated your decision to apply to the Mount Sinai Health System’s Administrative Fellowship Program and specifically, your selected fellowship location (Mount Sinai Beth Israel, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Morningside or Mount Sinai West)?

2. Where do you see yourself (and your career) in five years? In ten years?

You may upload any additional information you wish to share regarding your application under Other.

Personal Statement
Resume
Other

Distinguished Alumni

  • Elizabeth Alago, MPH
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Graduate
    Mount Sinai Morningside (formerly Mount Sinai St. Luke’s) Fellow (2016 – 2018)
    Current Position
    Administrative Manager, Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery
  • Ellina Babar, MPA
    New York University Graduate
    The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Queens Fellow (2017 – 2019)
    Current Position
    Associate Director, Operations & Planning Mount Sinai Queens
  • Christina Cellante, MHA
    Columbia University Graduate
    Mount Sinai Beth Israel Fellow (2016 – 2018)
    Current Position
    Quality Improvement Coordinator, Mount Sinai Downtown
  • Jean-Luc Coletta, MHA
    University of Maryland – College Park Graduate
    Mount Sinai Beth Israel Fellow (2016 – 2018)
    Current Position
    Administrative Manager, Mount Sinai Doctors
  • José Cruz, MHSA
    Georgia Southern University – Armstrong Campus Graduate
    Mount Sinai West Fellow (2017 – 2019)
    Current Position
    Management Analyst II, Mount Sinai Health Partners
  • Michelle Kang, MHA
    Columbia University Graduate
    Mount Sinai Morningside (formerly Mount Sinai St. Luke’s) Fellow (2016 – 2018)
    Current Position
    Oncology Supervisor, Mount Sinai Morningside (formerly Mount Sinai St. Luke’s)
  • Fatema Begum, MPH
    Columbia University Graduate
    Administrative Fellow, Mount Sinai Morningside (formerly Mount Sinai St. Luke’s) (July 2018 – June 2020)
  • Vanna Chau, MHA
    George Washington University Graduate
    Administrative Fellow, Mount Sinai West (July 2018 – June 2020)
  • Aaron Hopkins, MHSA
    University of Michigan Graduate
    Administrative Fellow, The Mount Sinai Hospital (July 2018 – June 2020)

Current Fellows

  • Atef Rafiuddin, MHA
    Columbia University Graduate
    Administrative Fellow, Mount Sinai Morningside (July 2018 – June 2020)
  • Lititia Satpathy, MHSA
    University of Michigan Graduate
    Administrative Fellow, Mount Sinai Beth Israel (July 2018 – June 2020)
  • Nina Williams, MPH
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Graduate
    Administrative Fellow, Mount Sinai Beth Israel (July 2018 – June 2020)
  • Alia Barnes, MPH
    Drexel University Graduate
    Administrative Fellow, Department of Medical Education (July 2019 – June 2020)
  • Priya Jain, MHA
    Columbia University Graduate
    Administrative Fellow, The Mount Sinai Hospital (July 2019 – June 2021)
  • Alpha Mansaray, MHA
    Ohio State University Graduate
    Administrative Fellow, Mount Sinai West (July 2019 – June 2021)
  • Emily Spence, MBA
    Iona College Graduate
    Administrative Fellow, Real Estate Services & Facilities (July 2019 – June 2021)
  • Sumayya Younus, MPH
    Columbia University Graduate
    Administrative Fellow, Information Technology (July – December 2019)

Incoming Fellows

  • Carolina Carvajal MPA Candidate
    Rutgers University
    Administrative Fellow, Mount Sinai Morningside (July 2020 – June 2022)
  • Oladapo Durojaiye, MS/HSA, MPH
    Barry University
    Administrative Fellow, Mount Sinai West (July 2020 – June 2022)
  • Precious Nwajei MPH Candidate
    Tulane University
    Administrative Fellow, Mount Sinai Beth Israel (July 2020 – June 2022)
  • Hazel Rogers MPH Candidate
    Drexel University 
    Administrative Fellow, Mount Sinai Morningside (July 2020 – June 2022)
  • Francisca Roman MHA Candidate
    University of Florida
    Administrative Fellow, The Mount Sinai Hospital (July 2020 – June 2022)

Our current fellowship preceptors are as follows:

  • The Mount Sinai Hospital: Jonathan Kyriacou
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel: Christopher Berner
  • Mount Sinai Morningside: Jill Huck
  • Mount Sinai West: Julia Fiore
  • MSHS Real Estate Services and Facilities - Real Estate Development: Tom Ahn and Glenn Dawson
  • MSHS Real Estate Services and Facilities - Planning, Design and Construction: Loida Ramos and David Deighton
  • ISMMS Department of Medical Education - Higher Education: Michelle Sainte Willis and Brendan Bullen

All questions regarding the fellowship programs should be sent directly to diversity@mountsinai.org.