Graduates Awarded Fellowships
members of the class of 2012—Dolev Melamed and Julie Simone—were awarded highly
competitive administrative fellowships with major healthcare systems in New
Orleans and North Chicago, respectively.
is now an administrative fellow at Ochsner Health System, which includes eight
hospitals and more than 38 health centers in Louisiana. She is the first from
the Union Graduate College Healthcare MBA program to apply to Ochsner and was
selected from more than 190 applicants. Over a period of 12 to 24 months, Dolev
will rotate through a variety of healthcare settings and gain administrative
experience in areas including operations, finance, and human resources.
is the administrative fellow to the director at Captain James A. Lovell Federal
Health Care Center, which provides comprehensive healthcare services for active
duty military, their family members, military retirees, and veterans. In
addition to her healthcare MBA, Julie holds a PharmD from Albany College of
Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Her goal is to draw on both of her advanced degrees
to improve quality and patient safety.
credits her experience at the Graduate College—in the classroom, as an
administrative intern at Albany Medical Center, and through the one-on-one
involvement of the faculty—for her success in securing the one-year fellowship.
Graduate College does an exemplary job,” Julie says. “They create an atmosphere
that allows you to flourish and prepares you for work in your field. And, they
follow through with the support, advice, and even letters of recommendation to
help you launch your career.”
agrees. “It’s the combination of everything that Union Graduate College
provides: the coursework, the on-the-job experience, and the real-world
perspective and support of the professors,” she says.