One of the first things I did after beginning my fellowship: joined the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

As a member, I get a subscription to Healthcare Executive magazine. The November/December 2008 edition arrived in the mail a few days ago - and it came with a DVD called “Career Encounters: Healthcare Executives.”

This section of the DVD (above) is a great overview of the role of an administrative fellow - and it features an interview with a fellow at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa.

This gives you an idea of what is expected of an administrative fellow, most, if not all, of it applies to a mission fellow.

NB: This video, produced by ACHE, describes the common track to an administrative fellowship - an MHA program, for example. I am participating in a mission integration focused administrative fellowship, which is a little different. I bring a background in Theology (an MA in Liturgy and a few years of pastoral experience & teaching) to my fellowship. Mission fellows often have little or no background in healthcare, so a major focus of their work is learning hospital operations.

(via) Careers in Health Management

Michael Miller, Jr.