Healthcare Leadership and Administration Fellowship

The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine at NYU Langone Health and Bellevue Hospital Center in conjunction with the NYU School of Medicine is pleased to sponsor a healthcare leadership and administration fellowship. The delivery of health care has become increasingly complex and future physician leaders should be equipped with managerial and administration skills to ensure that they can provide care efficiently and with the highest quality. The goal of this fellowship is to provide an opportunity for medical students between their first and second years to experience various aspects of healthcare administration, including hospital administration and finance, clinical quality and patient safety, policy-making, and clinical operations management. It is assumed that these issues will be of critical significance to a growing segment of the physician clinician, and therefore is an important part of the undergraduate medical education experience. This is also a useful experience for individuals who are interested in leadership development and/or considering applying to other dual degree programs offered by NYU School of Medicine.

Program Opportunities and Requirements

Committee Meetings: The fellows will have the opportunity to participate in several Emergency Department and hospital-wide administrative meetings. There may also be an opportunity to pair each fellow with a senior hospital leader to attend additional committee meetings.

Clinical: The fellow will have an opportunity to gain clinical experience which includes clinical shifts with a faculty member or senior resident in the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine at NYU Langone Health and Bellevue Hospital. This clinical experience will be an excellent opportunity for the fellow to see how an Emergency Medicine physician practices in a busy, urban emergency department.

Project: Fellows will be paired with an Emergency Department administrator and mentor to produce substantive contributions during the course of their work and will be required to have a final project with a 15-minute presentation. This project will be designed by the fellow and mentor; and should highlight a major health care issue supported by critical analysis from literature. The final project will be presented at the weekly Emergency Medicine Department Education Conference that is attended by residents, faculty, and students.

How to apply

Interested students must submit the following documents:

  • current CV
  • one-page essay about why you are applying for the summer fellowship (double-spaced, 12-point font)
  • optional: writing sample (previous essay, research paper, blog post, etc.)
  • Applications limited to NYU medical students only
  • These documents should be emailed to Megan Clyne at by February 21, 2020

Selected candidates will be granted an interview. Please refer to the NYU School of Medicine Student Affairs Office, Summer Opportunities, for deadlines and contact information.