Fellowship Program

CAHME Fellowship Program

The Accreditation Fellowship program began in 1972 with the support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Since that time, Fellows have played a critical role in accreditation process. The Fellowship program is designed for individuals who demonstrate the potential to make significant contributions to the field of health services administration education. By fully participating in the Commission activities, the Fellow learns firsthand about the progress, problems, and potential of evaluation in professional education.

High Quality Experiences

Have invaluable opportunities to work with highly regarded practitioners from significant healthcare organizations and academicians from leading healthcare education programs.

Opportunities to Learn

Participate in all CAHME activities, providing the opportunity to learn about the process, achievements, and challenges of evaluating professional education. 

Fellowship Training

Participate in the CAHME Fellowship Training programs within the CAHME Core Learning Center.

CAHME Fellow Application

Fellow applications are accepted throughout the year. The following documents should be emailed to the CAHME VP of Finance and Operations, Melissa Sanseverino (msanseverino@cahme.org) with the subject line “CAHME Fellowship Application”:

    • A letter of intent describing the reasons for your interest in becoming a CAHME Fellow, the expected benefits from the Fellowship in terms of your familiarity or relationship to health administration or health related field;
    • Your most recent curriculum vitae
    • A letter of endorsement from an appropriate university official or employer indicating the willingness to provide release time for you to participate in Commission activities. (Note that this is not necessary if the Fellow applicant is retired).

Prior to your approval at the Accreditation Council meeting, you will need to perform the following two tasks:

    • Complete all education materials as defined by CAHME management as available on CAHME’s Core Learning Center.
    • Attend one site visit as an Observer and two site visits as a Team Member.


In addition to these benefits, CAHME has partnered with Credly to offer exclusive Digital Fellowship Badges.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between being a CAHME site visitor and a CAHME Fellow?

Being a CAHME Fellow formally recognizes your service as a site visitor. It involves a short application process and once approved, you are eligible to receive a Digital Badge.

Who is eligible to be a CAHME Fellow?

An individual with superior communication skills, who has the potential to make significant contributions to healthcare management education.

Once approved, how do I maintain my Fellow status?

The term of the appointment of the fellowship begins after approval by the Accreditation Council and continues indefinitely as long as the following criteria are met:

1. Be current on education around CAHME accreditation policies. This is measured by completion of         the respective Core Learning Center modules as designated
2. Visit at least 2 programs in the most recent 4 year period
3. Maintain a satisfaction score of 4.0
4. Attendance of at least one Accreditation Council meeting during the tenure as a Fellow.

Do I get paid?

The CAHME Accreditation Fellowship is a voluntary, non-paid position. All expenses incurred while on CAHME business are borne by CAHME.