Fellowship Description

The Deland Fellowship is a one-year administrative experience which prepares professionals to be leaders of health care institutions. All throughout the year, Fellows are exposed to the operations of an academic and community-based medical center. They develop the skills which are fundamental to their professional development as healthcare professionals.

The Fellowship is based at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and at the Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, world leaders in patient care, medical education and research, community engagement and major teaching hospitals of Harvard Medical School. The fellowship experience is further enhanced by the hospitals' membership in the Partners HealthCare System, which was founded with Massachusetts General Hospital. This integrated system, one of the largest in Massachusetts, is advancing the field of health care through innovative and collaborative clinical programs, teaching and research initiatives.

Through project-based learning guided by senior leaders, Deland Fellows focus on effective ways to bridge the worlds of science and medicine and administration. Fellows pursuing administrative roles gain an in-depth understanding of the clinical aspects of healthcare; and those who have a clinical background explore the principles of management, operations and finance. Due to its flexible curriculum, the Fellows have the choice of working on a variety of projects to further define their areas of interest.

Deland Fellows work with administrators, faculty and staff at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital and their affiliates on projects which are compatible with and tailored to their background and interests. Opportunities for study include:

  • Hands-on exposure to clinical work, including physician and nursing rounds, observing clinical procedures and quality rounds
  • Experience in management, finance, operations, marketing and community relations
  • Experience working within an integrated health care system of academic and community-based hospitals
  • Participation in high-level meetings and assignments to special projects

The Deland Fellowship is a distinctive and unique learning opportunity which is well suited to mid-career applicants who may have had previous experiences in related fields.