Frequently Asked Questions
Upon review of the following FAQs, if you are unable to find the information and answers you were looking for, please feel free to contact the current fellow.
Who is the official preceptor?
Dr. Narendra Kini, President and CEO of Nicklaus Children’s Health System.
When are the application materials due?
October 2, 2017. This is the final date for receipt of applications.
What documents should I submit for consideration of the 2018-2019 Fellowship program?
Updated resume, official graduate school transcripts (from all institutions attended), completed Nicklaus Children’s Health System Fellowship Application, and 2 letters of recommendation (1 professional and 1 academic). All materials should be submitted as a consolidated PDF.
When will the 2018-2019 fellow be selected?
November 13, 2017 is when the selected fellow and all other applicants will be notified of a decision.
How long is the administrative fellowship and when is the start date?
One year (12 months) beginning in June or July (negotiable).
How many fellows are selected each year?
Can the current fellow be contacted with further questions about the application/fellowship experience to date?
Absolutely. Comments and questions are most welcome.
How long has the Nicklaus Children’s Fellowship Program existed?
Under the leadership of Dr. Kini, the fellowship program has existed for seven years.
Can the administrative fellowship program substitute as the administrative residency requirement for my university’s degree program?
Yes, it can serve as a substitute for university required administrative residencies.
Does the administrative fellowship choose students from any university?
Nicklaus Children’s will likely choose qualifying applicants from a CAHME accredited graduate program.
How does the Preceptor gauge the progress of the fellow?
Dr. Kini seeks bi-weekly meetings with the fellow and formal evaluations will be conducted on a semi-annual basis to assess the professional development of the fellow.
Will applicants to the program be notified of the status of their final application?
Yes, all applicants who are no longer considered for the fellowship program will be notified in writing on a timely basis.
Will the fellow have the opportunity to attend senior leadership meetings?
Yes. The fellow will have ample opportunities to attend a diverse range of meetings throughout the organization, including but not limited to Senior Leadership Meetings, Board of Directors, Finance and Investment Committees, Technology Committees, Physician Advisory Councils, Chiefs and Heads (Medical Executive meetings), and Health System Strategic Planning meetings.
Are rotations preselected or based on the interest of the fellow?
The fellow must rotate through core departments, which include Finance, Clinical Service Lines, Information Technology, and Hospital Operations areas. In addition to these rotations, the Fellow will have full opportunity to select specific areas of interest for rotation.
What facilities are owned/operated by Nicklaus Children’s Health System ?
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (Miami, FL), Nicklaus Children’s Aventura Care Center (Aventura, FL), Nicklaus Children’s Dan Marino Outpatient Center (Weston, FL), Nicklaus Children’s Doral Outpatient Center (Doral, FL), Nicklaus Children’s Miami Lakes Outpatient Center (Miami Lakes, FL), Nicklaus Children’s Miramar Outpatient Center (Miramar, FL), Nicklaus Children’s Midtown Outpatient Center (Miami, FL), Nicklaus Children’s Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Center (Palm Beach Gardens, FL), Nicklaus Children’s Palmetto Bay Outpatient Center (Palmetto Bay, FL), Nicklaus Children’s West Kendall Outpatient Center (Miami, FL), and Nicklaus Children's West Bird Outpatient Center (Miami, FL).
Where will the fellow be based?
The fellow will be based at the Main Campus but there will be sufficient opportunity to assist at each of the health system’s entities.
Is there a requirement that the fellow accept a position after completing the fellowship?
Is there any obligation for Nicklaus Children’s to hire the fellow upon completion of the fellowship program?
Is there a requirement that the fellow be bilingual in English and Spanish?
No. However, fluent or at least conversational Spanish will be helpful in your interaction with the culture of Miami.