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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 three to six top-qualified candidates to participate in face-to-face interviews at Cone Health.

How many Fellows are accepted each year?

Cone Health currently 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.

Does the position offer a moving/relocation stipend?

Relocation assistance will be provided to support the new Fellow in moving to his/her new location if needed.

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. Learn more about 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. The intent is to create a pathway to place fellows who are both high preforming and culturally aligned in meaningful post-fellowship employment. 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 12,000 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 five hospitals, three ambulatory care centers, three outpatient surgery centers, three urgent care centers, a retirement community, more than 100 physician practice 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.

About Greensboro, NC

What is it like to live in Greensboro, NC?

Greensboro is the third most populous city in North Carolina, and the largest city in Guilford County and the surrounding Triad metropolitan region (which includes Winston-Salem and High Point). Greensboro is nicknamed the “Gate City”, due to its close proximity to and from all other major cities in North Carolina. You can spend a day in the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west or head east for a weekend at the beach.

Greensboro offers:

  • More than 100 top-tier public and private elementary, middle and high schools, and nationally recognized colleges and universities.
  • A wide variety of affordable housing.
  • Short drives to the mountains as well as the beaches.
  • The Greensboro Coliseum Complex, a multi-building facility hosting a broad range of activities, including athletic events, cultural arts, concerts, theater, educational activities, fairs, exhibits, conventions, convocations, and trade and consumer shows.
  • Professional baseball and soccer teams as well as the annual Wyndham Golf Championship.
  • A vibrant arts and culture scene, including a professional ballet company, a symphony orchestra, and numerous theatre companies, art galleries and museums.
  • Attractions of historical significance.

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