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Fellowship in Transformative Care

About The Program

ChenMed has been successfully training clinical leaders for more than 35 years. Launched in 2022, the Fellowship in Transformative Care is an accelerated pathway for clinical leaders in value-based care. The Fellowship in Transformative Care is a developmental position as a Medical Director of Transformation at ChenMed. The hands-on, onsite, pathway role leads toward becoming a clinical leader at ChenMed. This Fellowship in Transformative Care requires full-time travel and geographic assignments in 3-4 geographies or more per year for 2 years.

This opportunity will provide a shortcut to career development, and accelerated leadership and growth for successful candidates. Successful external candidates will benefit from this fast-track role for 2 years before being considered for a Center Medical Director, Regional Medical Director, Regional Chief Medical Officer, Regional Chief Clinical Officer, or other roles. This position will provide experiential learning and development within the Transformation team and across Divisions in the ChenMed Model.

The Fellowship in Transformative Care is a rolling application process, and is a full-time position, with clinical care 50-75%.

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Program Training

This 2-year program allows Medical Directors of Transformation to gain the skills to be effective clinical leaders serving our underserved communities, in a fast-paced, hypergrowth company.

The Fellowship in Transformative Care combines didactic and experiential training, such as a structured, formalized educational program, educational seminars, professional coaching, national assignments, programmatic work, and leadership networking, to help fellows meet performance requirements and build leadership and business skills.

Fellows are selected from a rolling application pool. This includes board-certified physicians in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine or Geriatrics.

Eligible candidates must be able to work in the US, and candidates with clinical qualifications must also have an unrestricted license to practice their clinical specialty, as well as a DEA. Eligible candidates must be able to travel 100% of the time, as well as have a Driver’s license.

The following is a summary of the key benefits of the Fellowship program:

  • Full, competitive salary and benefits.
  • Travel, housing, and meals support on assignment.
  • A structured curriculum, instructor-led learning from experienced organizational leaders.
  • Training, mentorship, and coaching in clinical leadership development.
  • Access to experienced coach consultants from inside ChenMed for personal leadership development.
  • Access to an experienced coach from outside ChenMed.
  • Opportunities to work in a cross-functional work environment with senior clinical, operations, business, sales, and marketing leaders.
  • Practicums focused on medical costs, finance and budgeting, workforce planning, and much more.
  • Experience in transformative primary care which improves outcomes, leading and developing people, managing projects, developing partnerships, and practicing influential communication.
  • Development plan for your next position at ChenMed.
  • Accelerated career development at ChenMed.


Program Director Dr. Susan Schayes

The Program Director for the Fellowship in Transformative Care is Dr. Susan Schayes - Chief Transformation Officer at ChenMed. Dr. Schayes was formerly the Residency Program Director for the Emory Family Medicine Residency Program and the Division Chief at Emory University School of Medicine. She brings more than 20 years of experience to graduate education excellence in both the US and Canada. Dr. Schayes has been recognized as “The GAFP Educator of the Year,” and is the recipient of a commendation from ACGME, as well as multiple teaching awards from Emory University School of Medicine. In 2022, Dr. Schayes was recognized as one of “The Top 50 Women Leaders of Georgia.”

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