Administrative Fellowship Overview

The David Joseph Administrative Fellowship is a 12-month program that is designed to provide an opportunity to learn through structured rotations and project work as well as through an interim leadership role. During the program, fellows gain an in-depth understanding of hospital operations. Additionally, fellows are exposed to senior management meetings, committees and other system-wide functions according to their interests and developmental needs.

Fellowship objectives

  • Develop strong leaders for Lehigh Valley Health Network and the health care industry
  • Expose individuals to LVHN’s philosophy, mission, vision and operation
  • Provide the opportunity to obtain coaching, learning and mentoring from senior-level executives
  • Provide the opportunity to define and shape personal and career goals
  • Provide the opportunity to develop management skills through interim roles in areas such as: inpatient unit, clinical practice, or specialized service

Rotations and Project Management Experience

The first 9 months of the fellowship will be dedicated to a set of planned rotations that will provide exposure to, and project work in, 6 different divisions of the health network. The rotation divisions have been thoughtfully selected to ensure optimal value to post-graduate professionals who have a specific interest in hospital operations. The project work in each rotation will be selected based on the needs of the organization and the skill-development needs of the fellow.

Interim Leadership Experience

The final 3 months of the program is intended to provide at least one opportunity to serve in an interim leadership role. The interim role will be selected from the roles available with special attention to the fellow’s interests and skill set. The interim leadership experience provides an opportunity to gain experience directly pertaining to your goals and desired career path.

Disclaimer: Employment will require travel to any of the health system campuses, or locations; the fellow must be prepared to take advantage of opportunities as they arise.


The fellow may request feedback as needed from preceptor and project sponsors, and will receive a formal evaluation on the annual network cycle. Additionally, a structured competency assessment process will be conducted at 6 month intervals throughout the program.


The fellow will be hired as a full-time employee and will be paid an annual salary comparable to other administrative fellowship programs across the nation. Fellows receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision. Additionally, fellows have the opportunity to attend relevant national and regional health care leadership conferences.