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DMC Fellowship - Frequently Asked Questions




Is this the first time DMC has been involved in the fellowship program?

No. DMC is experienced in fellowship programs. As an academic and research institution, each year scores of clinicians complete fellowships practicing at DMC. In addition, DMC had administrative fellows throughout the system between 1992 – 1998. During that time, over 15 fellows honed their strategic and analytical skills with the coaching of DMC leadership. Some DMC fellows took DMC employment opportunities upon completion of their fellowship. Others are administrators of leading health systems throughout the region and country. In 2007, DMC reestablished an administrative fellow program, as part of the total system innovation and rebirth. Since the reintroduction of the program additional fellows and interns have gotten their experience at DMC, bringing our total fellow/intern alumni to 29.


There could be no better time to be a leader, in a health system that offers medical solutions that others cannot, through our specialty hospitals.

What type of exposure do fellows have to DMC senior leadership?

The DMC leadership team serves as the mentors for our fellows. Mentor is an active role, with the mentor (at the hospital and corporate level) serving as the key resource person to the fellow. In addition, as the fellow attends and participates in DMC senior management standing and ad hoc meetings throughout the fellowship, they have ongoing dialogue with the various leaderships and build relationships that will become part of the professional network they will build throughout their career. The DMC leadership team is one of the most seasoned and varied in the country, so a fellow could not have a better opportunity!



What is the selection process for DMC fellows?

Qualified applicants can express their interest in DMC fellowship positions by applying on-line at www.dmc.org/jobs, and searching by requisition #, beginning in August, 2010. The exact selection process will vary depending on what is most convenient for the applicant, but will include the following elements:

  • Program information provided (on-line, on-campus presentations or information packets)
  • Initial interview (either on-campus or at DMC)
  • DMC On-Site Tour and Final Interview Event

If at any time in the process you have questions, please contact Fellowship Recruiter Janet Hash, jhash@dmc.org, or 313/578-2368 or DMC Fellowship Program Director Paul Sturgis, psturgis@dmc.org, or 313/578-2842.


How structured is the program?

Just right. DMC has developed a basic framework within which fellow’s can define their specific learning path based on the strengths, experiences and learning objectives that they bring to the fellowship. The DMC framework includes experienced preceptors, regular conferences with DMC leadership, projects that provide hands on learning, fellow leadership opportunities, established fellow feedback schedule, regular fellow networking and ongoing fellow and program evaluation and adjustment.

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What part does the preceptor play in the program?

The preceptor is the key resource person to the fellow, for refining objectives and charting the course to achieve those objectives. The preceptor provides strategic and technical expertise in healthcare administration. In addition, the preceptor provides networking contacts and resources within the DMC, and the broader healthcare community. The fellow/preceptor relationship is primary to a successful fellow experience which is a continuation of the fellow learning from, and making contributions to, the DMC. The DMC preceptor selections have been made with that in mind.

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Will I be offered employment upon completion of the fellowship?

An objective of the DMC administrative fellowship program is to identify and develop visionary leaders for the future. The term of the fellowship is one year, and does not include a guarantee, or a requirement, of continued employment. Yet, the fellowship provides a unique opportunity for the fellow and DMC leadership to consider future employment. DMC will give full consideration to those fellows who express interest in healthcare leadership vacancies that become available, welcoming the benefits of continuing our relationship.

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What hospitals make up the DMC?

DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan – an international leader in pediatric neurology and neurosurgery, cardiology, oncology, diagnostic services including Positron Emission Tomography and MRI. Southeast Michigan’s only pediatric Level One Trauma Center. Experts in pediatric critical care, rehabilitation and neonatal and perinatal medicine who care for thousands of children every year. DMC Children's has been awarded Magnet Status by the American Nurse Credentialing Center.
DMC Detroit Receiving HospitalMichigan’s first Level One Trauma Center. Areas of expertise include a burn center, hyperbaric medicine, emergency psychiatry, medical and surgical emergencies, and traumatic brain surgery. Detroit Receiving trains nearly 60 percent of Michigan’s emergency department physicians. DMC Detroit Receiving has been awarded Magnet Status by the American Nurse Credentialing Center.

DMC Harper University Hospital – known for its specialty services such as bariatric (gastric bypass surgery) cardiology, vascular procedures, neurosurgery, neurology and kidney and pancreas transplants. As the hospital with the first mechanical heart, Harper has always been a leader in state-of-the-art technology. Today, Harper continues that trend with Michigan’s only iMRI machine, non-invasive cardiac procedures, and new advances in stroke prevention and neuromuscular diseases like Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis.
DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital Oakland County's newest hospital and among the top hospitals in the area and nation in patient satisfaction. The hospital features the Harris Birthing Center with all private birthing suites, a regional specialty center, the Charach Cancer Center, a part of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, the Krieger Center for Senior Adults, state-of-the art surgical suites; cardiac services, complete inpatient and outpatient diagnostic care as well as an emergency department ranked among the highest in the United States for patient satisfaction. DMC Huron Valley-Sinai has been awarded Magnet Status by the American Nurse Credentialing Center.

DMC Hutzel Women’s Hospital – nationally recognized for cutting-edge research in high-risk obstetrics, infertility, reproductive genetics, gynecology and neonatology. Hutzel has been ranked as the number one hospital in research grants in the
United States, for its OB/GYN physicians who are affiliated with Wayne State University School of Medicine.
DMC Kresge Eye Institute – internationally known for its contributions to ophthalmology and considered a leading center for the preservation of sight, implant surgery, cornea transplantation, retina disease and treatment of vision problems.
DMC Surgery Hospital located in
Madison Heights, is the only regional hospital focused exclusively on surgical services. This specialty hospital provides patients access to comprehensive surgical services and our expert team of physicians and caregivers.
DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan – one of the nation's largest hospitals dedicated to rehabilitation medicine and research. The institute serves as a center of excellence for the treatment of persons with spinal cord and brain injuries.
DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital – located in northwest Detroit, is a full-service community hospital, offering expertise in emergency medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, gerontology and bariatric surgery. Sinai Grace’s orthopaedic surgery program features total joint replacement surgery, including revolutionary a minimally-invasive knee replacement procedure. Sinai-Grace operates 21 ambulatory sites and surgery centers, including the Oakland Virtual Medical Center.
In Partnership with Karmanos Cancer Institute/The Cancer Hospital – the only center in
Michigan that specializes in cancer. The institute provides a highly effective, multi-disciplinary approach to patient care in which teams of physicians from diverse specialties and caregivers discuss and present the best treatment options for patients.

Hospital Virtual Tours  -- DMC offers virtual tours and photos of our hospitals in a special web page for the film industry in Michigan. To see more, click here.

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How many fellows are selected per year at DMC?

DMC is selecting three to five fellows and interns for the 2011 – 2012 program year.












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