2023–2024 Administrative Fellowship – Hospitals & Clinics

University of Utah Health is offering a one-year administrative fellowship that will begin in early summer 2023. This fellowship is designed to cultivate leaders in the field of academic health care by fostering close working relationships between the fellow and senior executives while exposing you to a diverse array of operational activities.

The program’s preceptor is Dan Lundergan, CEO of U of U Health. With Dan’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 the U of U Health 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
  • Telehealth strategies
  • Health insurance operations
  • Employee relations

U of U Health is also offering a Medical Group Fellowship for the 2023—2024 year.

Application Process

Candidate Qualities

Candidates should be currently enrolled in or have recently completed a MHA/MBA/MHSA/MPH/MPA 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 skills, and emotional intelligence
  • Interest in management and operations of academic medical centers

Required Application Materials

Applicants should prepare the following application materials. Materials should be submitted to the online application portal through NAFCAS.

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

If you have any questions about the fellowship and/or the application process please contact our current fellow, Joachim Fosu, at Joachim.Fosu@hsc.utah.edu.

Application Submission Dates

The NAFCAS application deadline is Thursday, October 7, 2022.

Timeline

2022

Applications due October 7
Phone Interviews: Early/mid-October
On-site Interviews: Mid/late-October

2023

June/July: Start of administrative fellowship

Selection Process

Informational Webinars

Current fellows Joachim Fosu, MBA, and Lauren Amidon, MPH, will present on the fellowships offered by U of U Health, followed by a Q&A session.

Office Hours for Prospective Applicants

Joe and Lauren are available to answer prospective applicants' questions. 

  • Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 2-3 PM MST
  • Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 4-5 PM MST
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 4-5 PM MST
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 4-5 PM MST

All sessions: Register here. 

Questions? Please contact administrative.fellowship@hsc.utah.edu.

Program Benefits

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

Pay & 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 their choice over the course of the fellowship year.

Selected Projects

Selected Projects Completed by Previous University of Utah Health Administrative Fellows

  • U of U Health Patient Flow Analysis and Implementation
  • U of U Health Operational Strategy Planning Taskforce
  • Operational Budget Oversight for U of U Health 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 U of U Health Tele-Medicine Department
  • DNV GL Corrective Action Taskforce
  • U of U Health Price Transparency Analysis
  • Social Media Residency
  • Comprehensive Diabetes Market Analysis
  • Operational Plan for New Community Clinic Site
  • Financial Modeling for Expansion of Specialty Programs

One of the most valuable experiences I gained during my fellowship was the opportunity to be mentored by U of U health 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
Senior Director, Clinical Operations, UNI, University of Utah Health

Current & Previous Fellows

Current University of Utah Health Administrative Fellow

Joachim Fosu

2022-2023
Idaho State University

Previous U of U Health Administrative Fellows & Current Professional Positions

Cassandra Taft, MBA, MHA

2021-2022
Weber State University
Manager, Business Operations for U of U Health System Planning Office

Cody Williams, MHA

2020–2021
Ohio State University
Population Health Project Manager at Castell, an Intermountain Healthcare Company

 

Brynn Harris, MPH

2019–2020 
University of Texas
Sr. Operations Project Manager for the CEO, U of U Health

Mark Shahata, MHA

2018-2019
University of Utah
Director of Business Operations, U of U Health

Phillip Waite, MBA, MHA

2017–2018
University of Utah
Assistant Vice President, Biorepository Services and Operations, IHC

Melanie Sottile, MPH

2016–2017
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
Manager, Strategic Planning, Stanford Medicine

Marta Bahriy, MS-HSM

2015–2016
Rush University
Director of Operations, The Family Institute at Northwestern University

Joe Vance, MHA

2014–2015
University of Minnesota
Senior Director, Community Physician Group at U of U Health

Juliana Briscoe, RD, MHA, MPH

2013–2014 
University of Utah
Senior Advisor, Intermountain Healthcare

Nathan Gladwell, RN, MHA

2012–2013
University of Minnesota
Operations, Telehealth, Outreach, Network Development, Population Health, Digital Health at U of U Health

Anna Rogers, MHA

2011–2012
University of North Carolina
Senior Director, PM&R and Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital at U of U Health

Michael Bennett, MBA/MHA

2010–2011
University of Washington
System Administrator, Revenue Cycle & Patient Financial Services at St. Luke's Health System

Janelle Robinson, MBA, MHA

2009–2010
University of Utah
Healthcare Administrator and Behavioral Health Service Line Director at IHC

Josh Dean, MBA, MHA

2009–2010
Baylor University
Senior Group Practice Manager, Hill Air Force Base

Jared Amerson, MHA

2008–2009
University of Florida
Chief Operating Officer at Providence Saint John's Health Center