Fellowship Program

Administrative Fellowship

Rochester Regional Health

About the Program

The Rochester Regional Health Administrative Fellowship is a 12 to 24-month post-graduate program designed to grow and develop the next generation of healthcare leaders. As a fellow, you will have the opportunity to complete meaningful system-wide projects as well as gain new skills and exposure in areas of interest.

Areas of Study

All fellows will work under the guidance of a preceptor and program executive sponsor in order to set goals, receive constructive feedback, and manage their project portfolios. At Rochester Regional Health, we pride ourselves on our unique format of pairing our fellows with preceptors based on their strengths, career goals, and interests. Several preceptors have also completed an administrative fellowship early in their career. They understand the value that comes from a fellowship and will work closely with fellows to refine the necessary skills in management to prepare them for the next step of their career.

Previous Projects

Past Administrative Fellows have completed and instituted projects including:

  • Data analysis of the system-wide perioperative services
  • Interim position as Patient Experience Director
  • Project support for building the Sands-Constellation Center for Critical Care
  • Design of Cancer Survivorship Clinic Business Case for the Lipson Cancer Institute
  • Selection and implementation of SafeConnect Event Reporting Software
  • Project management for developing a Geriatric Surgery Center of Excellence
  • System wide implementation of 21st Century Cures Act requirements
  • Design and operationalization of employee COVID vaccine clinics

How to Apply

Applications are accepted from July through September.

Application Requirements

Interested applicants should submit the following:

  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation on official organization letterhead (professional or academic preferred; private letters of recommendation can be sent to james.schell@rochesterregional.org)
  • Graduate school transcripts from a regionally accredited college or university (unofficial transcripts are accepted and can be uploaded by following the link above)
  • Personal Statement (500 words maximum – approximately one-page single spaced)
  • Responses to the three additional questions (250 words maximum for each response)

Additional Questions

Responses must be no longer than 250 words

  1. Employee satisfaction, patient satisfaction, quality of care, and revenue generation. Rank these in order of importance and explain.
  2. Describe a professional competency that you are working on and explain why you think an administrative fellowship would help you to improve upon it.
  3. There is a shortage of clinical staff across the nation affecting the delivery of care to patients as well as employee satisfaction overall. As a manager, how would you recruit and retain clinicians for your organization?

Questions? Contact Us

James Schell
Senior Talent Acquisition

Why Choose Rochester Regional Health

Rochester General Hospital is a premier teaching hospital and the flagship hospital for Rochester Regional Health. Our health system consists of five hospitals covering a 14-county area in Western New York State, with seamlessly integrated healthcare and multiple Healthgrades Excellence Awards across under our belts.


The following is a list of benefits granted to all fellows

Medical Insurance

Opportunity to enroll in one of two comprehensive medical insurance plans.

Dental Insurance

Option to purchase one of two plans.

Life insurance

Employer paid coverage equal to 1x salary with option to purchase added coverage up to five (5) times annual salary.

Vision/Hearing Plan

Option to purchase a vision & hearing plan.

Short-Term Disability

Residents are entitled to up to six months of pay in the event of an approved disability, compensated at 60% of the resident stipend.

Long-Term Disability

Residents are provided with long-term disability of 50% of resident stipend in the event of an approved long-term disability. Residents have an option to purchase additional long-term disability to bring the amount up to 66.67%.


EAP is free, confidential service for employees and immediate family members that provides assistance with everyday work and family issues, as well as more challenging personal concerns.

On-site Child Care

Child care programs are offered for children between the ages of eight weeks to pre-school, and a before and after-school program is available to serve employees and the community. Preferential consideration is given to Hospital employees based upon availability; these employees receive a discounted rate.


Option to enroll in tax deferred annuity plan.

Paid Vacation / Holiday


Jennifer Eslinger

President of Health Care Operations, Chief Operating Officer

Terri Glessner

Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer, Eastern Region, Long Term Care

Jill Graziano

Senior Vice President, Extended Care

Katrina Karas

Vice President, Operations, Cardiology Medicine at Rochester General Hospital

Matt Philips

Vice President, Health Informatics

Maura Snyder

Vice President, Eastern Region Operations

Tammy Snyder

Chief Operating Officer, Rochester General Hospital, Administrative Fellowship Sponsor

James Williams

Vice President, Integrations


Webinars will be scheduled during our application season.

Please join our webinar sessions to learn more about Rochester Regional Health, the fellowship structure and experience, the application requirements and process, and have a Q&A panel with current fellows.



Can’t attend a webinar?

Set up a 1:1 call with one of our current fellows to learn more about our fellowship by emailing RRHAdminFellows@rochesterregional.org

Why Rochester?

The Greater Rochester area, in the Finger Lakes region of New York, is a truly unique place to live and work. Rochester’s urban arts, entertainment and dining venues are complemented by surrounding suburban, rural and lakefront communities. This results in a wealth of options for work and play.

Contact Us

Rochester Regional Health Administrative Fellowship Program

For additional information or inquiries, please contact:

James Schell, Senior Recruiter