Fellowship FAQs

Find answers to commonly asked questions about the Administrative Fellowships at Ochsner.

What is a personal statement?

A personal statement gives you the opportunity to set yourself apart from other candidates, tell a story, and introduce yourself to the Fellowship application review committee by bringing attention to things that don't appear on your resume or transcript. A comprehensive personal statement should include rationale behind your decision to enter a career in healthcare, why you are specifically interested in pursuing a career at Ochsner, and how the fellowship can assist in your development. A personal statement should be one-page long.

Can fellows influence their rotation decisions?

Each fellowship concentration has been structured in order to achieve core competencies and experiences defined by program coordinators. Upon completion of the defined set of capabilities, fellows are encouraged to develop and experience additional interests within the organization.

Before beginning their rotations, fellows will be asked to identify specific areas of interest and/or particular assignments they would like to experience before the completion of their program. Organizational needs will be matched with individual interest according to resource availability and program development.

Does Ochsner sponsor H-1 Visa's for International Applicants?

Ochsner reserves the sponsorship of H-1 Visas to our medical staff only and does not sponsor Administrative Fellows citizenship.

What qualities are you looking for in a fellowship candidate?

Candidates should possess outstanding qualities of integrity, compassion, excellence, teamwork, but most of all, put our patients first! Candidates should also exemplify being a servant leader and be self-guided.

Is this a full-time, benefits eligible, paid position?

Yes, each Program Concentration offers a competitive salary and benefits package for the duration of the 12-24 month fellowship.

What materials should be included in the application packet?

Prospective candidates MUST include all required documentation when submitting email application, including application cover sheet, 1 page personal statement, 3 reference letters (signature, name, title, and phone number) and graduate school transcripts. All must be legible to be considered and received by specified deadline for interested concentration. Please review each concentration tab for specific requirements and deadlines prior to applying. NOTE: References wanting to send letters directly to email address will be accepted, but only if they include student’s full name in subject line.

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