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Administrative Fellowship Program

The Loyola Medicine administrative fellowship is a one-year program structured to develop the leadership skills of future healthcare administrators. The program promotes learning and application of practical skills in operations, strategy and front-line management to prepare fellows for leadership careers in the academic health-care environment.

The competency-based curriculum is tiered to provide a broad educational experience in the first three months and front-line operational experience in a chosen area during the last nine. The fellowship offers the unique opportunity to work closely with administrative and clinical leaders in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.

LUHS administrators and physicians are dedicated to the development and education of future healthcare executives. This team will convey the complexities of academic healthcare and provide opportunities at all levels to develop leadership skills.

Program Structure

Learn the System
Fellows learn the system through departmental rotations, high-level project ownership and hospital and LUHS executive meetings. Fellows report directly to Loyola University Medical Center's chief operating officer.

Change the System
The fellowship is a departmental, interest-specific leadership opportunity. Fellows spend time developing an area of interest they have chosen, and they can determine opportunities from department proposals.

Support at the Highest Level

Larry Goldberg, Loyola University Health System President and CEO, strongly supports Loyola's Administrative Fellowship program:

At Loyola University Health System, we embrace our commitment to treating the whole person. This approach extends to our Administrative Fellowship Program, where future healthcare leaders collaborate with our dedicated clinical staff and passionate leadership team to reach their full potential. 

We invite you to learn more about how we provide high-quality healthcare while also treating the human spirit. To be part of the Loyola experience, please apply to our Administrative Fellowship Program today.

Best of Luck,

Larry Goldberg
President and CEO, Loyola University Health System

Meet the Fellows

Loyola's administrative fellows come from diverse backgrounds. Meet our current and past administrative fellows.

Megan Passman

Name: Megan Passman, MHSA

Fellowship Term: 2014-2015

Hometown: Farmington Hills, MI

Education: University of Michigan, MHSA, University of Michigan, BA..

Why Loyola?

Loyola has a culture that is dedicated to forwarding its mission. This strong sense of mission creates a collaborative environment and great place to work. Loyola offers the opportunity to grow as a health-care leader while making a difference through significant project work in an academic institution. The entire organization is committed to the program, offering endless opportunities to the fellows.

Betsy Bruinsma

Name: Elizabeth (Betsy) Bruinsma, MHSA

Fellowship Term: 2013-2014

Role After Fellowship: Strategy Consultant, Navigant Consulting

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI

Education: University of Michigan, MHSA. Emory University, BA

Why Loyola?

The fellowship at Loyola is a unique opportunity to learn within a faith-based, academic institution. It was exciting to be a fellow at LUHS.  Every day I learned from some of the best leaders in the industry, and felt the support from senior leadership as they constantly took the time to help me develop my own personal and professional goals.

Julie Johnson

Name: Julie Johnson, MS

Fellowship Term: 2013-2014

Role After Fellowship: Manager, GI Lab, Loyola University Medical Center

Hometown: Tinley Park, IL

Education: Rush University Medical Center, MS Health Systems Management, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BS Community Health

Why Loyola?
The opportunities at Loyola are endless. The LUHS administrative fellowship offers experience working in academic medicine, while also providing an understanding of health care from a large health system perspective. I am thoroughly impressed with the guidance and mentorship offered to fellows from senior leadership and individuals throughout the entire organization. The fellowship is a once in a lifetime opportunity in which I further developed my leadership skills while learning the Loyola system and completing high-level project work.  

James Diamond

James DiamondName: James Diamond, MHA, JD

Fellowship Term: 2012-2014

Role After Fellowship: Department Administrator, Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology, Loyola University Medical Center

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Education: Saint Louis University School of Law, JD, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, MHA Marquette University, BA.

Why Loyola?

From the moment I stepped on campus, Loyola made me feel welcome. The senior leadership team emphasized their commitment to this fellowship program and the education process, and they stressed mentoring as a learning tool. I am pleased to say that Loyola’s leaders have exceeded their promises. Loyola offers a rich academic experience and challenging project work, but first, Loyola offers membership into the team.

Vineeth Gossain

Vineeth GossainName: Vineeth (Vinny) Gossain, MBA

Fellowship Term: 2012-2014

Role After Fellowship: Service Line Business Manager, Neurosciences and Musculoskeletal, Loyola University Medical Center

Hometown: East Lansing, Michigan

Education: Loyola University Chicago, Quinlan School of Business, MBA, Finance. University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, BA, Political Science.

Why Loyola?

Loyola has great people, I did my graduate degree here and I felt I fit in well. I wanted to be a part of the transition of two great organizations and make an impact. The fellowship is a chance to continue to learn, drive change and develop myself further as a leader. The ability to stay in the Chicago market is something I enjoy both professionally and personally.

Jami Youmans

Jami YoumansName: Jami Youmans, MHA

Fellowship Term: 2011-2013

Role After Fellowship: Business Manager, Supply Chain, Loyola University Health System

Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri

Education: Saint Louis University, MHA, Missouri State University, BS, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemistry.

Why Loyola?

Loyola offers the opportunity to work within an academic institution in collaboration with a faith-based corporate partner. Through integration with Trinity Health System and a shared focus on patient-centered care, Loyola is positioned at the forefront of healthcare in the Chicago market. As an Administrative Fellow, I gained a sincere understanding of the complexities within academic medicine while completing high-level project work that propelled daily operations.

Application Process

Qualified candidates must have, or will have, completed a master of healthcare administration (MHA), business administration (MBA), public health (MPH) or equivalent from a graduate program by June 2016. Programs must be accredited from one of the following accrediting bodies: Commission of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), Council of Education for Public Health (CEPH), Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). A minimum of one year related health-care experience is preferred.

The steps (dates to be determined):

  • Application
  • Preliminary phone interviews
  • On-site interviews
  • Selection announcement

Please submit the following materials in one packet:

  • Cover letter
  • Résumé
  • Personal statement including fellowship goals, career objectives and interest in academic medicine. (800 words or less)
  • Writing sample, essay or research paper where you are the sole author
  • Three letters of recommendation in a sealed and signed envelope, including one from your program director
  • Official graduate transcript and undergraduate transcripts