Supply Chain Concentration

Program Structure

The Supply Chain Administrative Fellowship is a leadership program that serves as a means to develop a broad experience in a fellow’s career that will foster their professional development across the Supply Chain disciplines including: Inventory Control, Contract Utilization, Purchasing, Capital Equipment, Pharmacy Supply, Strategic Sourcing, Receiving, Distribution, Logistics, Supply Chain Analytics, and Strategic Supply Partnerships.

Over the 18-24 month period, the Fellows have the opportunity to rotate through and experience aspects of nearly all of the supply chain disciplines, as well as exposure to understanding hospital, clinic and corporate healthcare operations. Supply Chain Fellows are exposed to a broad range of hands-on experiences that will prepare them for successful careers in the Supply Chain field. The Vice President of Supply Chain will serve as the executive preceptor for the Fellows and coordinate involvement with all levels of administration within the organization.


Fellows will focus on core competencies related to Inventory Control, Contract Utilization, Purchasing, Pharmacy, Strategic Sourcing, Logistics, Analytics, and Strategic Supply Partnerships. After the completion of these rotations, fellows will experience a more focused training associated with organizational need matched with candidate’s interest.

Each rotation will serve as a learning experience for the fellow by testing abilities, as well as instilling applicable system and divisional knowledge related to the strategic plan of our organization. Applicable project work will be assigned within each rotation in order to ensure the Fellow’s progress is meeting the expectations of the program. In addition to departmental designated projects, fellows will also have the opportunity to seek out projects that meet their personal career objectives.

Leadership & Mentoring

Professional development is a fundamental component of the Supply Chain Fellowship Program. Fellows will be assigned to a preceptor who will be responsible for serving as a mentor throughout each rotation. Project reporting, progress evaluations, and feedback will be facilitated by preceptors to ensure continuous competency development of each fellow. Fellows will also have the opportunity to collaborate with executives and senior administration throughout the duration of the program. Examples of Fellow participation and leadership interaction include: Monthly Operating Reviews, System Quarterly Reviews, Various Senior Leadership Meetings, and Strategic Planning Sessions

The Fellowship program aims to provide a strong foundation for each participant’s career. This foundation should lay the framework essential to pertinent organizational and leadership skills within Supply Chain. The program prides itself on aiding the Fellows in finalizing employment at the end of the Fellowship. Often times, this employment is within the Ochsner Health System and at other major academic health centers in the US.

Required Qualifications:

The prospective Supply Chain Fellow must have completed the didactic portion of an accredited graduate program. Preferred candidates should possess at least one of the following credentials:

  • Master in Healthcare Administration
  • Master in Business Administration
  • Master in Supply Chain Management
  • Master in related Arts or Science degree with an emphasis in supply chain or logistics
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale

How to Apply

Prospective Supply Chain Fellows must submit the following documentation as one (1) pdf application submittal by Monday, January 27, 2020 for the July 2020 Fellowship cycle:

  • Application Cover Sheet
  • Current Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement (1-page maximum) – include specifics on:
    • Why are you choosing a career in healthcare?
    • How do you exhibit Ochsner’s Values: Patient’s First, Compassion, Integrity, Excellence & Teamwork?
    • What are your post-fellowship career goals and how will an Ochsner Administrative Fellowship help you achieve these goals?
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation – must include name, title & contact phone number and must be signed (combination of academic and professional required) NOTE: References wanting to send letters directly to email address, should include candidates full name in subject line and must be received by deadline.
  • Unofficial Graduate School Transcript – include with application packet. Transcripts must be received by specified deadline for application to be considered. NOTE: An official transcript will be required upon hire.

Please email all legible required documentation in one pdf file (subject line to include: candidate last name, first name, concentration applying for) by Monday, January 27, 2020 to:

Any submissions received after January 27, 2020 will NOT BE eligible. To request more information, please email

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