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Application Process

What criteria are used to select Administrative Fellows?

Throughout the application process, applicants are evaluated on achievement in graduate coursework, relevant professional and personal experiences, the personal statement, and letters of recommendation. Applicants should be able to demonstrate general knowledge of Cone Health, professionalism, leadership potential, and overall fit with the organizational culture.

Are international candidates eligible for the Fellowship program?

At this time, Cone Health is unable to provide visa sponsorship for individuals participating in the Administrative Fellowship Program.

How many candidates will be selected for in-person interviews?

The Administrative Fellowship Selection Committee will select six top-qualified candidates to participate in face-to-face interviews at Cone Health.

How many Fellows are accepted each year?

Cone Health selects one Fellow during each application period.

The Administrative Fellowship

How long is the Cone Health Administrative Fellowship?

The Fellowship is a two-year program, which allows each Fellow to gain a comprehensive understanding of Cone Health as a large, complex healthcare organization through rotations in core areas. The length of the Fellowship also allows Fellows to develop meaningful relationships with senior leaders, build upon foundational skills obtained through an academic program, and gain significant professional experience.

What kind of salary and benefits do Fellows receive?

Fellows are paid an annual salary that is competitive with other nationally-ranked administrative fellowship programs around the country. In addition, Fellows receive the full benefits package that is available to all full-time employees of Cone Health.

What leadership or professional development opportunities are available?

At the beginning of the Fellowship, Fellows work with their Preceptor to outline their goals and objectives for both the Fellowship and their long-term careers. Throughout the program, Fellows continue to discuss these objectives with their Preceptor and other mentors, and are encouraged to continually seek out experiences that will help them to achieve these goals. Read examples of professional development opportunities provided by Cone Health.

Is employment at Cone Health guaranteed at the completion of the Fellowship?

Although it is the hope and intent of the fellowship that a Fellow will continue working for Cone Health, there is no formal obligation from either party to either offer or accept a position post-fellowship. Fellows typically begin discussions with Preceptors and other mentors regarding post-fellowship employment six months prior to the end of their Fellowship. Many Fellows have been successful in obtaining permanent roles within Cone Health.

About Cone Health

What is Cone Health

Cone Health is an integrated not-for-profit network of health care providers serving people in Guilford, Forsyth, Rockingham, Alamance, Randolph, Caswell and surrounding counties. Our tagline – “The Network for Exceptional Care” – highlights our commitment to excellence, which is shared by our more than 11,000 employees, 1,300 physicians and 1,200 volunteers.

As one of the region’s largest and most comprehensive health networks, Cone Health has more than 100 locations, including six hospitals, three ambulatory care centers, three outpatient surgery centers, four urgent care centers, a retirement community, more than sites and multiple centers of excellence.

Learn more about our health system and the way we provide exceptional care every day.

What is the culture like at Cone Health?

At Cone Health, we emphasize “care” in both word and deed. Our caring behavior is central to our organizational culture and corporate citizenship. Unlike some organizations, we actually “walk the talk.” We put people first by listening, by holding ourselves and others accountable for living up to our obligations, by assuming the best of others, by encouraging partnership and collaboration, by celebrating achievements, by thanking at least one person each day, by communicating honestly, by respecting differences and by being inclusive of others. We don’t just write our values down, we live them.

At Cone Health, we value and are accountable for Caring for Our Patients, Caring for Each Other and Caring for Our Communities.