2020–2021 Administrative Fellowship – Hospitals & Clinics

University of Utah Health is offering a one year administrative fellowship that will begin in early summer 2019. 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 her/him to a diverse array of operational activities.

The program’s preceptor is Dan Lundergan, COO of University of Utah 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 University of Utah 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
  • Tele-health strategies
  • Health insurance operations
  • Employee relations

University of Utah Health is also offering a Health Sciences Administrative Fellowship and a Medical Group Fellowship for the 2020—2021 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 skill, 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 University of Utah 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, Brynn Harris, at brynn.harris@hsc.utah.edu.

Application Submission Dates

The NAFCAS application deadline is Wednesday, October 2, 2019.

Timeline

2019

Applications due October 2

Phone Interviews: October 9-14

On-site Interviews: October 22-23

2020

June/July: Start of administrative fellowship

Selection Process

A selection committee representing health care leaders from across U of U Health 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 U of U Health's executive leadership team.

The final selection and offer will be extended after the on-site interview. One individual is selected as the 2020-2021 U of U Health administrative fellow.

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 his/her 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
2009-2010 Administrative Fellow

Current & Previous Fellows

Current University of Utah Health Administrative Fellow

Brynn

2019–2020 
Brynn Harris, MPH 
University of Texas Graduate

Previous U of U Health Administrative Fellows & Current Professional Positions

Mark

2018-2019
Mark Shahata, MHA
University of Utah Graduate
Manager, Business Operations at University of Utah Health

Phillip

2017–2018
Phillip Waite, MBA, MHA
University of Utah Graduate
Enterprise Initiative Consultant,
Intermountain Healthcare

Melanie

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

Marta

2015–2016
Marta Bahriy, MS-HSM
Rush University Graduate
Director of Operations
The Family Institute at Northwestern University

Joe

2014–2015
Joe Vance, MHA
University of Minnesota Graduate
Administrative Director, Strategy & Clinical Innovation, Community Physician Group
University of Utah Health

Juliana

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

Nathan

2012–2013
Nathan Gladwell, RN, MHA
University of Minnesota Graduate
Senior Director, Clinical Operations – Network Development & TeleHealth
University of Utah Health

Anna

2011–2012
Anna Rogers, MHA
University of North Carolina Graduate
Director of Business Operations, University of Utah Health

Michael

2010–2011
Michael Bennett, MBA/MHA
University of Washington Graduate
Senior Director, Revenue Cycle
St. Luke's Health System

Janelle

2009–2010
Janelle Robinson, MBA/MHA
University of Utah Graduate
Senior Director, Clinical Operations UNI
University of Utah Health

Josh

2009–2010
Josh Dean, MBA/MHA
Baylor University Graduate
Senior Group Practice Manager, Hill Air Force Base

Jared

2008–2009
Jared Amerson, MHA
University of Florida Graduate
Chief Operating Officer, Temecula Valley Hospital, California