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Roger J. Sherman Administrative Fellowship, 2018-2019

Akron Children’s Hospital offers the Roger J. Sherman Administrative Fellowship, a year-long opportunity for individuals with an interest in healthcare administration to gain experience in leadership and executive-level decision-making.

Initially, the fellow meets with key leaders and directors, and is expected to gain experience in all areas of the hospital. The fellow interacts with all levels of administrative, medical, professional and community groups to learn about the management of an integrated healthcare organization.

The Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of the hospital serve as preceptors.

Fellows complete 3-4 major projects throughout the year, along with multiple smaller projects related to hospital-wide operations or specific department needs. Fellows provide support for the evaluation and/or resolution of hospital regulations, procedures and practices.

The fellowship offers a competitive stipend and benefit package, and is scheduled for a 12-month period.


  • MHA/MHSA, MBA, MPH, or MS, etc. specializing in hospital administration or healthcare administration.  Preferred applicants will hold a degree from a nationally-accredited program.
  • Candidate must have thorough knowledge of hospital operations through previous administrative experience.


  • Investigate, research, and analyze activities impacting hospital-wide or intra/interdepartmental operations.
  • Participate in strategic planning processes.
  • Attend meetings and participate on committees.
  • Maintain professional affiliations and enhance professional growth and development.
  • Assist departments with internal reviews on operational productivity.
  • Coordinate information-gathering and completion of surveys from licensing agencies and educational and/ or public institutions.
  • Conduct internal/external studies and surveys, such as competitiveness and/or productivity comparisons.
  • Work on financial cost analyses and projections.
  • Coordinate successor fellow and summer resident applications, interviews, rotations and potential projects list.

Positions held at Akron Children's by past fellows include:

  • Operations Manager, Regional Specialty Sites
  • Manager of Finance and Business Systems, Surgical Subspecialties
  • Operations Manager, Hematology-Oncology


Application Deadline: Oct. 2, 2017

Selection Date: Mid November 2017

Start Date: Preferably May 2018 (subject to change)

How to Apply: 

  • Applications should be submitted through NAFCAS.
  • The 3 required letters of recommendation should be submitted using the “Supporting Information” quadrant and should include the following:
    • Academic (A letter from your Graduate Program Director is highly recommended)
    • Professional (Must be a recent employer or preceptor)
    • Other (A second professional letter is highly recommended)

Contact the current fellow for more information: nmiller2@akronchildrens.org  

Please note:  We are unable to sponsor work visas.