Atrium Health Administrative Fellowship

The Atrium Health Administrative Fellowship is a one-year project-based program that selects up to three fellows each year. It is designed to provide the fellow with broad knowledge of corporate operations and strategic planning. Under the guidance of their preceptor, fellows gain substantial experience and exposure to diverse divisions, departments and cross-functional teams throughout the organization.

Specifically, fellows will each lead a large system-wide project that advances Atrium Health's mission and vision; is anchored in our strategic priorities and impacts the continuum of health and care. Ample opportunity will be available for fellows to be active participants in other projects and initiatives as determined. In addition, fellows will be encouraged to pursue their interests in operations, strategy, finance, quality and/or other areas of healthcare.

Program History

For over 40 years, Atrium health has participated in offering administrative fellowships. The Atrium Health Administrative Fellowship is focused on health system operations. Our system-based program provides a robust experience of challenging work in critical areas across Atrium Health that will support growth and development of the fellows as they begin a career in healthcare leadership and administration.

Program History

For over 40 years, Atrium health has participated in offering administrative fellowships. The Atrium Health Administrative Fellowship is focused on health system operations. Our system-based program provides a robust experience of challenging work in critical areas across Atrium Health that will support growth and development of the fellows as they begin a career in healthcare leadership and administration.

What are the benefits of the Fellowship Program?

The Atrium Health Administrative Fellowship Program at Atrium Health has created a framework that is both structured and flexible. Key objectives are to match project-based work that advances our mission and vision with the fellow's interests to provide for a mutually beneficial relationship. These qualities include but are not limited to:

  • Strong commitment from executive leadership and paired preceptor(s) assigned to each fellow
  • Lead a large system-wide project that advances system strategy
  • Availability of system and local opportunities to advance growth and development
  • Strong desire to retain former fellows for full-time employment

How to Apply

Class of 2021-2022 Requirements to Apply:

  • Applicants must be a recent graduate within one year prior to the start of the fellowship (July 2021)
  • Eligible applicants are graduates from a master’s-level program in healthcare administration, business administration, public health, nursing administration or an equivalent level program from a nationally accredited program and institution of higher learning.  

Important Dates:

  • June 1, 2020: Application process opens on ACHE website 
  • September 18, 2020: Application Deadline
  • October 2020: Phone Interviews
  • October 2020: On-site/final interviews
  • October 2020: Offers extended
  • Program Start Date: June 28, 2021 (Class of 2021-2022)

To be considered, you must complete the following steps:

  1. ‚ÄčComplete a candidate profile and submit your resume
  2. Upload all required application materials outlined below

Application Materials:

  • Official undergraduate transcript
  • Unofficial graduate transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation: Professional and Academic
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement of professional goals and interests in pursuing the Atrium Health Administrative Fellowship Program (1 page, single spaced)
    • Your personal statement should be uploaded to the 'supporting documentation' section of your application.

Please submit your application by September 18, 2020. Current Atrium Health teammates should apply via PeopleLink.

Current Administrative Fellows:

Mayzie Lawrence, MHA

Master's Program:
University of Central Florida

Seyi Olusina, MHA

Master's Program:
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Gabrielle Odom, MPH

Master's Program:
Xavier University of Louisiana

Hear what previous Fellows have to say:

Kelsey Biehler, MHA

Fellowship: 2018-2019
What she does now: Manager

Ambulatory Services, Atrium Health

“This fellowship has been everything I expected and more. The leadership teams across the organization have been nothing but welcoming. I’m extremely grateful for the mentorship and invaluable conversations I’ve been a part of with leaders who are impacting care across our system at Atrium Health.” 

Brian Middleton, MHA

Fellowship: 2003-2004
What he does now: Vice President of Operations

Musculoskeletal Institute, Atrium Health

“My administrative fellowship was an incredible opportunity to learn and network within the organization. The ability to learn in such a complex and diverse organization has been foundational in my growth and development. I have been truly blessed to have responsibility across multiple areas and learn from such wonderful teammates!”

Ben Tingey, MHA

Fellowship: 2013-2014
What he does now: Manager of Innovation

Innovation Engine, Atrium Health

“My Fellowship experience has proven invaluable to my career growth and development. It was the ideal blend of accelerated learning, project accountability, and relationship building. I’m very grateful for the investment Atrium Health has made in the Fellowship program.”

Collin Lane, MHA

Fellowship: 2004-2005
What he does now: Senior Vice President

Continuing Care Management & Facilities Management


"The Fellowship was instrumental in serving as a launch pad for my career, building networks and relationships with people I’ve continued to work with throughout my years here. It created an opportunity for project work that you typically wouldn’t have access to starting out in a new job, so I was able to hit the ground running."

Emma Hand, MHA

Fellowship: 2019-2020
What she does now: Senior Management Associate

Atrium Health


"Atrium Health’s commitment to education and advancing career opportunities, customization of the program to personal goals and interests, and provision of an environment that fosters intellectual growth and skill development made it an ideal fellowship experience for me. The administrative fellowship provided me with a unique opportunity to receive quality mentoring from administrative leaders, gain broad exposure to operations in clinical and administrative settings, complete challenging projects that benefit the organization, and ultimately build a solid foundation for my career." 

Taylor Henning, MHA

Fellowship: 2019-2020
What she does now: Director of Heart Transplant and Electrophysiology Services

Atrium Health

"The Atrium Health Fellowship was absolutely pivotal to my career. Through the Fellowship, I worked with and learned from remarkable leaders, developed project management and leadership skills through hands-on work, and learned about Atrium Health – and the healthcare industry in general – through both an operational and strategic lens. The team embraced me as a fellow leader and provided me unique experiences and opportunities I would have not otherwise had this early in my career. The culture is incredibly conducive to personal and professional growth. I am extremely grateful for this program!"

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. How many fellows are recruited each year?
A. The number of Fellows varies from year to year. On average, Atrium Health recruits between one and three Fellows annually.

Q. How does the application/interview process work?
A. Candidates who are chosen to advance will be interviewed via phone with past and current fellows. A small number of candidates will be invited on-site to interview with the executive team. Note: due to COVID-19, on-site interviews may be conducted by phone or live video.

Q. When will candidates be notified?
A. The final candidates will be notified within one week of final interviews

Q. When does the fellowship begin?
A. The start date for the fellowship is June 28, 2021. 

Q. Is this a full-time, benefits-eligible, paid position?
A. The Atrium Health Administrative Fellowship at Atrium Health offers each fellow a competitive salary and benefits package. Fellows are considered full-time teammates.

Q. How are fellows oriented to Atrium Health?
A. The initial six-week phase of the Fellowship consists of working directly with the preceptor to educate and orient the Fellow to the functions and structure of the organization. The Preceptor and Fellow will level set expectations within the program, discuss interests and clearly define their project assignment(s). The Fellow will use their remaining appointment to focus on their assigned projects and their interests and growth opportunities.  

Q. What opportunities are available with Atrium Health after the fellowship?
A. Since retention is a key goal, fellows meet quarterly with Talent Acquisition and the Assistant Vice President of Career Development to ascertain career interests, performance and competency strengths. During this time, Talent Acquisition works actively with the fellow to identify career opportunities for each fellow within Atrium Health.

Q. Can I contact the current Fellows for additional questions?
A. Yes, you can. The current Fellows are Mayzie Lawrence, Gabrielle Odom and Seyi Olusina. Atrium Health welcomes applicants to contact the Administrative Fellows for questions or feedback.