Advocate Health Administrative Fellowship Program 

Become a future leader with Advocate Health

In 2022, Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health came together to do more, be better and go faster to help more people live well. Together, we can deliver the best healthcare outcomes and make care more accessible and affordable for all. Under one enterprise, Advocate Health, we aim to train the best healthcare leaders through the Advocate Health Administrative Fellowship.

TheAdvocate Health Administrative Fellowship is comprised of four market brands – Atrium Health, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, Aurora Health Care and Advocate Health Care – with a collective successful program for over 40 years.

This one-year, post-graduate, project-based program selects fellows each year and is designed to provide the fellow with broad knowledge of healthcare 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 projects that advance Advocate Health’s commitment; are anchored in our strategic priorities and impact the continuum of health and care. Many opportunities will be available for fellows to lead and be active participants in other projects and initiatives as determined. In addition, fellows will be supported by a network of leaders and former fellows and encouraged to pursue their interests in operations, strategy, finance, quality, human resources, business development and/or other areas of health care.

Advocate Health Administrative Fellowship

MISSION (Our why)

To engage and equip emerging healthcare leaders through experiential learning, mentorship, and networking leading to successful healthcare leadership careers

VISION (Our aspiration)

To develop and retain emerging healthcare leaders through a nationally leading Administrative Fellowship program that supports our enterprise mission to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – for all.

Administrative Fellowship Program Benefits

The Advocate Health Administrative Fellowship Program is a structured framework that allows for flexibility based on a fellow’s interest. We strive to match project-based work that advances our mission and vision with the fellow’s interests to provide for a mutually beneficial relationship. Key qualities of the Advocate Health Administrative Fellowship include:

  • Strong commitment from executive leadership and paired preceptor(s) assigned to each fellow
    • Opportunities to lead local, regional, and enterprise projects that advance growth, development, strategy, and operations
    • Provide experiential learning opportunities that will contribute to professional growth and organization performance
  • Regular meetings with operational and clinical executive leadership
    • Formal learning and development opportunities including leadership workshops, delivering presentations, and conferences
  • Networking with enterprise executives and attending executive leadership meetings
  • Strong desire to retain former fellows for full-time employment post-program


  • Current and former fellows are invited to attend a variety of formal and informal networking activities throughout the year
  • Often coordinated by current and past fellows, our events offer an opportunity to share career advice, build long-term relationships and discuss ideas to maximize the program experience


Advocate Health fellows are paid an annual salary competitive with other administrative fellowship programs around the country. Fellows receive the full benefits package available to teammates as well as relocation assistance for those out of the area.

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Advocate Health Fellowship Locations

Administrative Fellows will be assigned to a designated Advocate Health location in one of the following regions.

Midwest Locations (Five Fellowships)
Greater Milwaukee, WI

    • West Allis, WI
    • Milwaukee, WI

Chicagoland, IL

    • Barrington, IL
    • Park Ridge, IL
    • Chicago (South), IL

Southeast Locations (Six Fellowships)

  • Charlotte, NC
  • Macon, GA
  • Winston-Salem, NC (Wake Forest Baptist)

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