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Leadership Fellowship

The UMass Chan Leadership Fellowship, sponsored by the Department of Medicine, is a 2-year non-ACGME accredited full-time academic fellowship that offers experiences in leadership and exposure to executive level administrative functions.

Fellows will: 

  • Receive mentoring and coaching from Department of Medicine and UMass Memorial Medical Center executive leaders
  • Complete the UMass Amherst Isenberg School of Management MBA program and will execute and present one major research project 
  • Co-lead department meetings and quality projects​

Fellows are fully supported for the duration of the fellowship with an annual salary commensurate to PGY-level 4-5 based on the UMass Chan Office of Graduate Medical Education salary scale for the fellowship fiscal year. 

Fellowship core competencies include:

  • Gaining expertise in administration; specifically in the realm of Department of Medicine executive-level administrative meetings including quality initiatives that report back to department leadership
  • Understanding fundamental concepts of Biodesign, need-driven technology development, design thinking, and human-centered design
  • Practicing human-centered design, using Agile methods, and leveraging data to run projects and develop services for implementation within a health system
  • Understanding foundational concepts of health technology innovation (ideation to implementation), including translation of research to technology with commercialization potential
  • Applying MBA program concepts to conducting meetings
  • Defining key knowledge and skills to be a leader and mentor
  • Demonstrating communication skills necessary to lead executive-level meetings
  • Understanding the department's financial management, and data analytics needed to review and conduct research

Examples of fellowship activities: 

Leadership Fellowship Graphic Description

Other program information:

  • Compensation is commensurate with PGY4-5 level (moonlighting opportunities will be available)
  • On average, will include five Hospital Medicine shifts per month 

Minimum Requirements: 

Applicants must be graduates of an ACGME-accredited residency program by July 1 of the fellowship year and be able to obtain independent medical licensure in the state of Massachusetts.

Application period: 

Applications will be accepted on August 1 and rolling forward.

How to apply:

Interested in the Leadership Fellowship? Please complete the online application form by clicking the button below. You will be asked to provide statements of interest, career aspirations, and insights (250 words, each). You will also have the option of providing a statement about your focus area. Finally, you will be asked to upload your current CV and two letters of recommendation. 


Diversity Statement:

The UMass Chan Leadership Fellowship is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all facets of education and training. Fostering a diverse, inclusive, and safe environment for trainees irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or country of origin is integral to our mission. Women and applicants from disadvantaged or historically underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


Contact Dr. Maureen (Mo) Canellas, leadership fellowship director at