Application Process

To be eligible, applicants must hold a M.D. or D.O. degree (or equivalent if the medical degree was obtained outside of the U.S.), must hold the rank of associate or full professor, and have some level of administrative experience in personnel and budget management.

A selection committee will be appointed to review applications and select the Evans Fellow. Particular attention will be paid to succession planning needs in the selection process.

Note, the Kelley Business of Medicine MBA program requires the following for acceptance into their program:

  • Online Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official medical school transcripts (not needed for applicants who previously attended Indiana University)

Applicants for the Evans Fellow do not need to complete duplicate steps in applying for both the Evans Fellowship Program and the MBA program. The Kelley Business of Medicine MBA program has agreed to allow the Evans Fellow to submit his/her personal statement, CV, and letters of recommendation to the Evans Fellowship application portal. Once the Fellow is selected by the Evans Fellowship Selection Committee, materials will be delivered to the Kelly MBA program director. The selected fellow will then need to complete the online application form and submit his/her medical school transcript only. The Kelley School has agreed to waive the application fee for the selected Evans Fellow.

When completing the personal statement for the Evans Fellowship, applicants should address the questions below. The personal statement should be no more than 3 pages (single spaced 12 point font).

  • Briefly describe the range of responsibilities in your current position, including your responsibilities for personnel and budget management for which you are directly responsible.
  • What are your 5-year career goals? Be as specific as possible.
  • How will participating in the Evans Fellowship program help you achieve these goals?
  • What do you view as the most critical priority facing the IUSM/IU Health enterprise and what do you think should be done about it?
  • What is your personal philosophy or definition of leadership and how does it apply to your professional role? Include a short summary of any formal leadership training received.

Information for the three letters of recommendation for the Evans Fellowship program:

  • One letter of recommendation must be from the applicant’s immediate supervisor (e.g., department chair, section/division chief). This letter should include a commitment to providing 10% protected time to participate in the program
  • The other two letters should be from senior colleagues; at least one must be from a senior colleague outside the applicant’s home department
  • Letters of recommendation should include a rationale for why the applicant is being recommended and a description of the applicant’s potential to assume positions of greater leadership responsibility in his/her future career development

The Kelley Business of Medicine MBA program application deadline is July 15th each year. Therefore, the Evans Fellow application materials are due by June 1st of each year to allow time weeks for the selection committee to review materials, select the nominee, and submit materials to Kelley.