Mercy is committed to the education of future healthcare executives. Our large integrated delivery system provides a dynamic environment for the additional education and experience of new graduates. The Mercy Clinic Administrative Fellowship provides many opportunities to acquire the skills necessary to become a professional and successful healthcare leader. The fellow will be exposed to many areas of an integrated delivery system with a focus on clinic operations. The organization will provide this opportunity through a three-phased, 12-month fellowship.   

Structure of Fellowship

Phase 1 (months 1-4)
  • Rotate through key areas within Mercy Clinic and Mercy Hospital – East Community
  • Participate in executive meetings
  • Understand organization and relationships within the Clinic/Hospital
Core Rotations: Finance, Operations, MTS, Revenue Cycle, Contracting

Phase 2 (months 5-7)
  • Complete projects that are value-adding to the Clinic/Hospital
  • Assist with the Mercy East Clinic Response Team 
  • Exposure to physician leadership
Potential Projects: Demand Analysis, Financial Performance, Service Line Development, Process Improvement

Phase 3 (months 8-12)
  • Assume managerial duties of designated departments
  • Be accountable for daily operations of assigned areas 
  • Show improvement in key performance indicators
Interim service line managerial roles as available

*The time span for each phase of the fellowship is not the same for all individuals. The periods above are based on previous experience. It is the responsibility of the preceptor and fellow to determine the exact time frame for each phase.  


The goal of the Mercy Clinic Administrative Fellowship is to provide a future healthcare leader with the following skills: 

  • Ability to navigate professional relationships with both administrator and physician counterparts 
  • Complete understanding of clinic and hospital operations and how they align with Mercy’s goals as a ministry
  • Contributing to Mercy’s mission through meaningful rotations and operational project-work 
  • Broadening and refining an individual’s existing skillset to be Mercy’s future operational leaders 


  • Graduate degree from a CAHME accredited master’s-level program (MHA, MBA, or equivalent) prior to the start of the fellowship.
  • Strong interest in healthcare administration of a large multi-specialty group practice within an integrated healthcare delivery system. 
  • Must be eager to develop as a leader by broadening professional experiences and skills. Must be flexible and show willingness to take on challenging projects ranging from full spectrum of operational and administrative areas.
  • Exhibit accuracy, attention to detail, consistency, and ability to meet multiple deadlines in all work efforts. 
  • Demonstrate ability to synthesize information (qualitative/quantitative) and complete components of preliminary and final reports, including spreadsheets and financial analyses (if applicable). 
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with diverse groups. 
  • Exhibits a willingness to take on leadership and non-leadership roles and responsibilities. 
  • Experience in healthcare preferred.  

*Typically, a clinical degree such as an MD, RN, or other clinical discipline is not a common career background of our administrative fellows. However, we appreciate the diverse skills and work experience of these applicants so we welcome them if they have a strong interest in a career path committed to healthcare management. 

Application Requirements

  • CV / Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Personal Statement (not to exceed one [1] page)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
    • 1 Academic
    • 1 Professional
    •  1 Other (Academic, Professional, or Program Director)
  • Undergraduate Transcript(s) 
  • Official Graduate School Transcript(s)** 

*Transcripts should be sent directly from your registrar’s office to NAFCAS. 

Application Process

  • Apply via the NAFCAS portal at
  • Application deadline: OCTOBER 7, 2022
  • Official Acceptance Date: NOVEMBER 10, 2022
  • Fellowship Start Date: July 2023

*Formal offers can be made any time after October 7, 2022; however, applicants are not required to accept offer until November 10, 2022.  

NOTE: Applicants may only hold one offer at a time.

Contact Information 

Meghan Weihmuller – 
Administrative Fellow at Mercy Clinic 
Trey Terry – 
Practice Manager II – Mercy South Hospital-Based Services 
*Applicants may also email us at for additional questions.