MedStar Health Administrative Residency Programs

MedStar Health has a long-standing commitment to developing the next generation of healthcare leaders. For the 2017-2018 residency year, MedStar is pleased to offer three Administrative Residency Programs:

  • MedStar Ambulatory Services Administrative Residency Program
  • MedStar Corporate Administrative Residency Program
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Administrative Residency Program

Detailed information about each program is included below. Each program offers one Administrative Resident position.

Application Timeline
MedStar Health is a member of the National Council on Administrative Fellowships (NCAF), a collaboration of leading administrative fellowship sites and graduate health management programs to improve the application process and fellowship experience. As a member, all MedStar Administrative Residency Programs will follow the shared timeline set forth by the Council. The 2016 application dates are as follows:

  • Application Deadline: Monday, October 3, 2016
  • Initial Offer Date: Monday, November 14, 2016

Phone interviews will take place in early October. On-site interviews will take place in mid October/early November.

Application Process
Candidates who have received their master's degree in health care management/administration, or business administration, or who will receive their degree upon completion of a one-year residency, are eligible to apply for an administrative residency at MedStar Health.

New this year: Applicants for all three positions can apply through the NCAF centralized application portal here. There is an application fee associated with the online portal, applicants may also apply via mail. If you choose to apply via mail, please send the following information:

  • Cover letter indicating the program(s) (maximum of two) to which you are applying
  • Three letters of recommendation (one employer reference and one academic reference are required)
  • Resume
  • Written statement of the applicant's career objectives and why you are applying for this residency
  • Official graduate school transcripts

Mail complete application packet to:

Kenneth A. Samet, FACHE
President and CEO
MedStar Health
5565 Sterrett Place, 5th Floor
Columbia, MD 21044

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

MedStar Ambulatory Services Administrative Residency

The residency is a one-year position based within MedStar Ambulatory Services (MAS). The residency will include an executive leader as a preceptor. Project opportunities will be based throughout the Baltimore and Washington D.C. metropolitan areas. Residents will be encouraged to apply their individual background and experience in the work environment in order to contribute to the system while gaining an in-depth understanding of an integrated healthcare delivery system. Project areas may include Strategic Planning, Business Development, Facility Development, Operations and Telehealth.

MAS Administrative Resident Advantages:

  • Daily participation and exposure to executive operations
  • Gain hands-on experience in several different areas of healthcare within an ambulatory retail environment
  • Work in a growth area within MedStar moving at a fast pace
  • Flexibility to work on several different projects at one time
  • Define your own experience by choosing your own projects

For questions about the MedStar Ambulatory Services Residency, contact Kamran Hassan at [email protected].

MedStar Corporate Administrative Residency

The MedStar Corporate Administrative Residency Program offers a unique, one-year experience in the management of a regional, not-for-profit integrated healthcare delivery system. The resident reports directly to the President and CEO of MedStar Health and is responsible for providing staff support to designated projects. The resident will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of how hospitals' operations integrate across the healthcare system and are supported by corporate services. The resident also has the opportunity to:

  • Participate in high-level discussions regarding the myriad of strategic and operational issues affecting the system
  • Interact extensively and develop working relationships with the MedStar Leadership Team
  • Provide support to operational services projects, both at the corporate level and at various hospital and ambulatory sites
  • Receive mentoring from seasoned healthcare executives.

To a great extent, the residency is self-directed. Residents are encouraged to apply their individual background and experience in the work environment in order to contribute to the system while gaining an in-depth understanding of an integrated healthcare delivery system. The administrative resident is based out of the corporate office in Columbia, MD. However, the resident participates in various projects and initiatives across MedStar’s 10 hospitals and diversified organizations, including MedStar Ambulatory Services sites and Managed Care initiatives.

Click here for more information. For questions about the Corporate Residency, contact Caroline Kincaid at [email protected].

MedStar Washington Hospital Center Administrative Residency

Established in 1982, the Administrative Residency Program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center offers a one-year practicum experience in the management of a large, not-for-profit, tertiary teaching hospital. The resident reports directly to the Senior Vice President and MHVI Chief Administrative Officer, Cathie Monge. To a great extent, the residency is self-directed. The residency begins with rotational orientations in a variety of clinical and operational departments. Over the course of the year, the resident develops working relationships with MWHC’s senior management team and is afforded the opportunity to become involved in an array of special projects, many of which are based on the particular interests of the resident. Accordingly, the program may include work related to hospital operations, governance, finance, medical affairs, nursing, managed care, public affairs, information systems and ambulatory and primary care services. Furthermore, the resident also has the opportunity to gain system-level exposure through projects related to system integration, strategic planning and governance issues. Many previous residents of MedStar Washington Hospital Center still work for MedStar Health, including MedStar Health’s system President.

Click here for more information. For questions about the MedStar Washington Hospital Center Residency, contact Keighley McConnell at [email protected].

About MedStar Health
MedStar Health combines the best aspects of academic medicine, research and innovation with a complete spectrum of clinical services to advance patient care.  As the largest healthcare provider in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, MedStar Health's 10 Hospitals, the MedStar Health Research Institute and a comprehensive scope of health-related organizations are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care.  MedStar Health has one of the largest graduate medical education programs in the country, training 1,100 medical residents annually, and is the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University.  MedStar Health is a $5 billion, not-for-profit, regional healthcare system based in Columbia, Maryland, and one of the largest employers in the region.  Our 31,000 associates and 4,700 affiliated physicians support MedStar Health's patient-first philosophy that combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service.