Administrative Fellowship

Program Overview

University of Utah Health Care (UUHC) is offering a one year Administrative Fellowship that will begin in June/July 2015. This fellowship is designed to cultivate leaders in the field of academic healthcare by fostering close working relationships between the fellow and senior executives while exposing her/him to a diverse array of operational activities. The program’s preceptor is David Entwistle, CEO of University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics. With David’s guidance, the administrative fellow will participate in a wide array of projects and rotations during their fellowship. The projects and rotations are at the fellow's preference and the preceptor’s discretion.

The fellowship at UUHC is tailored to the interests of the candidate selected. Areas of opportunity for project work include, but are not limited to: operations, finance, strategic planning, new business development, ambulatory services, quality improvement, academic and community physician management, financial and performance analysis, organizational development, tele-health strategies, health insurance operations, and employee relations.

Application Process

Selection Process

A selection committee representing health care leaders from across the UUHC system reviews all fellowship applications. Once applications are reviewed, the selection committee selects a number of applicants for phone interviews. Of those candidates, the most qualified will be invited for on-site interviews to meet with UUHC’s executive leadership team. The final selection and offer will be extended within 3 days of the on-site interview. One individual is selected at the 2015-2016 UUHC Administrative Fellow.

Applications will be accepted from July – September 2014. All required application materials must be mailed to:

Joe Vance, UUHC Administrative Fellow
Hospital Administration
50 North Medical Drive, W1200
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Timeline

2014
July–September: Applications accepted
Early October: Phone interviews
Mid-October: On-site interviews
Mid-late October: Offer extended

2015
June: Start of Administrative Fellowship

Required Online Application Materials

Candidates should be currently enrolled in or have recently completed a MHA/MBA/MHSA accredited graduate program and should exhibit the following qualities:

  • Ability to manage multiple successful projects and meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess self-motivation, teamwork skill, and emotional intelligence
  • Interest in management and operations of academic medical centers
  • Resume and cover letter
  • Personal statement of interest in pursuing an Administrative Fellowship at UUHC (1 page limit)
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least one from a current or past employer)
  • Official graduate school transcript from an accredited program.

Program Benefits

The program provides the fellow an opportunity to complete project work throughout the year to enhance and develop communications, project management, organizational, and leadership skills.

Pay and Benefits

Administrative Fellows receive a salary competitive with leading administrative fellowship programs across the nation along with a competitive benefits package. The Administrative Fellow also receives financial support to attend two conferences of his/her choice over the course of the fellowship year.

Selected Projects

Selected Projects Completed by Previous UUHC Administrative Fellows

  • UUHC Patient Flow Analysis and Implementation
  • UUHC Operational Strategy Planning Taskforce
  • Operational Budget Oversight for UUHC Executive Offices
  • Project Lead for Annual Be Well Utah Community Event
  • Physician Orientation and Leadership Development Institute Curriculum
  • Business Plan for Community Clinics Birthing Suite
  • Utah Medicaid Expansion Advocacy
  • Development of UUHC Tele-Medicine Department
  • DNV Corrective Action Taskforce
  • UUHC Price Transparency Analysis
  • Social Media Residency
  • Comprehensive Diabetes Market Analysis

Current & Previous Fellows

Current UUHC Administrative Fellow
Vance

2014-2015
Joe Vance, MHA
University of Minnesota Graduate

Previous UUHC Administrative Fellows and Their Current Professional Positions
Briscoe

2013-2014
Juliana Briscoe, RD, MHA/MPH
University of Utah Graduate
Business Operations Manager, UNI

Gladwell

2012-2013
Nathan Gladwell, RN, MHA
University of Minnesota Graduate
Director of TeleHealth, UUHC

Rogers

2011-2012
Anna Rogers, MHA
University of North Carolina Graduate
Director of Business Operations, UUHC

Bennett

2010-2011
Michael Bennett, MBA/MHA
University of Washington Graduate
Director of Revenue Integrity, UUHC

Robinson

2009-2010
Janelle Robinson, MBA/MHA
University of Utah Graduate
Director of Outpatient Clinics, UNI

2009-2010
Josh Dean, MBA/MHA
Baylor University Graduate
Contracts Manager, Intermountain Health Care

2008-2009
Jared Amerson, MHA
University of Florida Graduate
Associate Administrator, Physicians Regional Medical Center