I am flexible as to the location of the fellowship position that I will accept for next year; thus, my criteria have more to do with quality and mission than location. It would be a special honor for me to be accepted to the XXXX Health System's Administrative Fellowship Program for a variety of reasons, most of all the sheer excellence of your healthcare system and the way that it serves as a model for the industry at large. Many people in health care are aware of the way in which XXXX speaks to the top level of excellence in health care. What is particularly unique and noteworthy to me, however, among the many strengths of XXXX, is your appreciation and promotion of diversity.
While born and raised in the USA, both of my parents are from India; thus, in many ways I consider myself to be just as Indian as they are. My Sikh culture is important to my identity, sense of destiny, and vocation. I went to Sunday School growing up and then later volunteered as a substitute teacher and an organizer, giving back, and helping our local community.
I am also fluent in Spanish, and this helps enormously for me to build bridges here in the USA. Spanish-speaking people appreciate that an Indian woman took the time and made the effort to learn how to speak their language well. This helps me to open doors in health care, help the underserved, excel in advocacy, and ____ would be the perfect location for a young Sikh-American woman to continue to enhance her diversity skills and contribute to the innovative performance of your institution in diversity appreciation.
I keenly look forward to serving at XXXX as well as XXXX. Being selected for the Mount Sinai Administrative Fellowship would provide me with the opportunity of a lifetime, to give my all to health administration on the global forefront, providing me with optimal preparation for decades to come. I especially appreciate the comprehensive nature of your program, facilitating the fellow’s opportunity to practice and gain state-of-the-art competence in every operational aspect of the XXXX Health System. I could not be more excited about the prospect of learning all the ins and outs of the administration of such a distinguished and advanced healthcare system. I see your fellowship program in preparation for the hospital executive leadership teams of America’s tomorrow, to be the finest in the country. I look forward to project work and observation at the executive level and assisting with the development of winning strategies for the hospital. I seek the fullest possible immersion experience in the day-to-day operations of a major, academic medical center.
My experience thus far, especially in my current position at a leading healthcare organization with a patient-centered delivery focus, will enable me to hit the ground running and excel. Becoming a healthcare administrator gives me the opportunity to work with the doctors and nurses whose community I admire and company I crave, and to make a critically important impact. I see my professional role as not only an administrator but also as an organizer and promoter of the organization that I look forward to serving. I want to improve the face of healthcare by improving ongoing practices and creating sustainable, progressive change.
I hope to put the additional knowledge and experience that I will gain as a fellowship recipient to effective use throughout my professional lifetime in healthcare administration, making a difference in the quality of care that patients receive. It would be a special honor for me to participate in a study of creative ways to reduce healthcare costs without having a negative impact on the quality of care. Since I put my career first in my life, through a lot of focus, determination, and hard work, I aspire to ascend the corporate ladder and eventually attain a position as an executive leader.
Health Administration Fellowship Personal Statement