Quality & Safety Administrative Fellowship

Based at the system level, the Quality & Safety Administration Fellowship is a one-year position designed for postgraduate individuals interested in an executive career in health care and provides the opportunity for advanced learning in quality and patient safety. The fellow will work with leaders in both core and elective rotations, where they will enhance both their contextual and functional knowledge through department immersion. In addition, the fellow will also gain valuable experience through the active participation in and completion of projects across the organization. The position requires a strong ability to analyze health care data, proficiency with analytical tools, effective use of presentation software, and a commitment to providing compassionate care and exceptional service. 

NOTE: In response to COVID-19, Mercy continues to follow current health care recommendations while monitoring what's happening around us. This vigilance will continue through the prevalence of COVID-19. As a result, the fellow may do some work remotely in order to keep patients and co-workers safe. 

The fellow will be given the opportunity to work with and gain professional experience in a variety of disciplines of their interest, including but not limited to:

  • Patient Safety
  • Infection Prevention
  • Clinical Care Pathways
  • Clinical Quality Measures
  • Data & Analytics
  • Hospital Quality
  • Regulatory & Compliance
  • Finance / Operations
  • Virtual (Telehealth) 
  • Cardiology Performance Improvement
  • Mission Integration
  • Marketing
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Performance Improvement / Lean


  • Graduate degree from an accredited master's-level program (MHA, MBA or equivalent) prior to the start of the fellowship*
  • Demonstrated experience using advanced Excel features and statistical methods
  • Outstanding communication skills with all levels of management and personnel (oral, written, and presentation)
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups
  • Past 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)
  • Undergraduate Transcripts*
  • Official Graduate School Transcript**
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
    • 1 Academic
    • 1 Professional
    • 1 Other (Academic, professional or letter from program director)

*Please provide a scanned or electronic copy of your official undergraduate transcripts
**Transcripts should be sent directly from your registrar's office to NAFCAS

Application Process

  • Apply via the NAFCAS portal at
  • Application deadline: OCTOBER 1, 2020*
  • Official Acceptance Date: NOVEMBER 12, 2020
  • Fellowship Start Date: July 2021

*Formal offers can be made any time after October 1, 2020, however, applicants are not required to accept an offer until November 12, 2020.

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

Contact Information 

Emma Lombardo - Emma.Lombardo@Mercy.Net
Danielle Moore - Danielle.Moore@Mercy.Net

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