Find answers to commonly asked questions about the Administrative Fellowships at Ochsner.
What is a professional statement?
A professional 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 professional statement should be one-page long.
Can fellows influence their rotation decisions?
Yes! Each fellowship concentration has been structured to achieve core competencies and experiences defined by the fellowship concentration. 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?
No. 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, passion for putting our patients first! Candidates should also exemplify being a servant leader and be self-guided to achieve maximum learning and growth.
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. 18 vacation days - accrued and 8 paid holidays.
Why are some fellowship concentrations 12 months and others 24 months?
The length of a fellowship concentration is determined by the complexity of the identified learning requirement. Some fellows have completed the program early, however only if it is determined by the preceptor and program chair that the fellow has completed the required learning and ready for a permanent role.
What materials should be included in the application packet?
This year Ochsner has changed it’s application process. All prospective candidates MUST apply through the Ochsner.org/careers – fellowship concentration job posting. “How to Apply” Links are attached to each concentration webpage. Application Submittal must include: Application Cover Sheet – link on career page, 1 page professional statement, 3 reference letters (signature, name, title, and phone number) and unofficial graduate school transcripts. All must be included in the candidates application submittal and received by September 28, 2020 to be considered. Please review each concentration tab for specific requirements and deadlines prior to applying.
NOTE: References wanting to send letters directly to Ochsner must send to the fellowship concentration email address, but must include the candidates full name in subject line. We will not accept candidate applications through the fellowship concentration email address, no exceptions!