Administrative Fellowship

Program Overview

administrative fellows2016–2017

University of Utah Health Care (UUHC) is offering a one year administrative fellowship that will begin in June/July 2016. 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.

Areas of Opportunity

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

Candidate Qualities

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

Required Application Materials

Applicants should prepare the following application materials:

  • Resume and cover letter
  • Personal statement of interest in pursuing an administrative fellowship at UUHC (one page limit)
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least one from a current or past employer)
  • Official graduate school transcript from an accredited program

All required application materials must be saved to one PDF packet and emailed to If you have any questions about the fellowship and/or the application process please contact our current fellow, Marta Bahriy, at

Application Submission Dates

Applications will be accepted from July–September 2015. All applications should be submitted no later than September 28, 2015. 

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 three days of the on-site interview. One individual is selected as the 2016–2017 UUHC administrative fellow.


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

June/July: Start of Administrative Fellowship

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.

“One of the most valuable experiences I gained during my fellowship was the opportunity to be mentored by UUHC Executives who were actively engaged mentors over the course of the year. I was integrated into the Senior Leadership team and given opportunities to work on current projects valuable to the organization.”

Janelle Robinson, MBA/MHA
Director of UNI Outpatient Clinics
University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics
2009-2010 Administrative Fellow

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 GL Corrective Action Taskforce
  • UUHC Price Transparency Analysis
  • Social Media Residency
  • Comprehensive Diabetes Market Analysis

Current & Previous Fellows

Current UUHC Administrative Fellow

Marta Bahriy, MS-HSM
Rush University Graduate

Previous UUHC Administrative Fellows and Their Current Professional Positions

Joe Vance, MHA
University of Minnesota Graduate
Business Operations Manager, Urgent Care Services


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


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


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


Michael Bennett, MBA/MHA
University of Washington Graduate
Director of Revenue Cycle, Asanta Health System


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

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

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