Norton Healthcare Administrative Fellowship Program

The Norton Healthcare Administrative Fellowship Program is designed for postgraduate students looking to explore meaningful careers in health care administration. The two-year program puts you on a path for significant career growth through performance excellence projects, strategic planning and leadership exposure. Select one of these two tracks:

  • Norton Healthcare system: This track exposes you to our entire health system, which includes ninehospitals and a comprehensive employed medical group.
  • Norton Medical Group: This track focuses on our health system’s medical group of over 2,000 employed providers and more than 370 primary care and specialty practices.

Other Key Fellowship Attributes:

  • Individualized professional and leadership development driven by completion of a detailed leadership development plan
  • Direct leadership of performance excellence teams that drive value across the Norton Healthcare system
  • Completion of high-level rotations in areas spanning the Norton Healthcare system
  • Networking opportunities to develop professional relationships with senior leaders in your area of interest
  • Direct leadership experience by interviewing, organizing, mentoring and leading interns during the Norton Healthcare Summer Internship Program, as well as recruitment for the Norton Healthcare Administrative Fellowship Program

Master’s degree required. Applications are due by Oct. 1 each year.

To apply, visit this link and select “Residency and Fellowships,” or visit

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Norton Healthcare System Administrative Fellowship

Through Norton Healthcare’s system administrative fellowship, you’ll be immersed in large-scale, high-impact projects that directly benefit the organization. You’ll gain exposure to leadership and be directly involved in executive meetings, initiatives and other strategic matters that offer a better understanding of the issues, challenges, and opportunities facing a large health care system. You’ll experience:

  • Professional and leadership development
  • Direct leadership of teams, including performance excellence and Norton Healthcare summer interns
  • Performance certifications, including the Norton Healthcare performance excellence green belt and green belt coach
  • Exposure to hospital, medical group and system leadership
  • Networking opportunities

Past System Fellow Track Job Titles:

  • System director emergency department operations
  • Facility vice president of operations/finance
  • Clinical effectiveness coordinator
  • Clinical effectiveness director
  • Manager, prevention and wellness services

Past System Fellow Project Highlights:

  • Emergency department chest pain referral process
  • Louisville economic strategic plan
  • System onboarding and learning and development optimization
  • COVID-19 clinical command center and testing
  • Chargemaster multiplier
  • Norton West Louisville Hospital lactation home services

Norton Medical Group Administrative Fellowship

The Norton Medical Group fellowship track is meticulously crafted to offer fellows a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics within a large medical group. Through immersive experiences alongside leaders within Norton Healthcare, fellows gain insight into the myriad facets of health care delivery.

Fellows receive direct exposure to the executive leadership team, including the chief administrative officer and system vice presidents. With 27 different rotations spanning various departments and functions, fellows receive a diverse and comprehensive training experience during their first year. While completing their 27 rotations, fellows engage in high-level projects and contribute to key initiatives, shaping the future of health care delivery. The second year allows for deeper immersions, as fellows select areas of interest and contribute through projects or interim leadership roles.

Project Work:

Norton Medical Group administrative fellows engage in hands-on collaboration with leaders across the organization, contributing to projects that drive innovation and improvement in health care delivery. These projects are designed to be mutually beneficial, fostering professional growth for the fellow while advancing Norton Healthcare’s mission of providing exceptional care to our community.

Professional Growth:

The fellows report to the vice president of operations, who provides guidance, support and feedback throughout the fellowship journey. The fellows are encouraged to develop relationships with other leaders at Norton Healthcare. These relationships forge strong connections to the organization and our community, facilitating meaningful professional development. Additionally, fellows have access to myriad opportunities for career-focused networking, introductory meetings and further educational advancement within Norton Healthcare and the community.

Past Norton Medical Group Fellow Project Highlights:

  • Management of a respiratory illness testing center
  • Interim practice manager
  • Implemented electronic health records integrated maintenance medication refill program
  • Clarus answering service telehealth optimization
  • Social work consultation line
  • Strategic growth strategy for pediatric forensics department
  • Centralized hiring process for support roles
  • Surgery policy for five hospitals for DNV accreditation
  • Established Norton Arm & Hand Institute
  • Maternal-fetal medicine accredited fellowship
  • Opening of a comprehensive sports health campus
  • Developed a clinical teaching site for obstetrics and gynecology residents

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