Administrative Fellowships Program | Health Care | MedStar Health

Exceptional opportunities for future health care leaders

We are pleased to offer four distinct administrative fellowships in our continuing commitment to develop highly qualified leaders in healthcare administration:


MedStar Health System Administrative Fellowship


MedStar Washington Hospital Center Administrative Fellowship

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MedStar Ambulatory Services Administrative Fellowship


MedStar Health Quality and Safety Physician Leadership Fellowship

Informational webinar

If you would like to learn more about MedStar Health Administrative Fellowship Programs and have an opportunity to talk to past and current fellows, please join us for an informational webinar.

About MedStar Health

Top view of MedStar building

We are a $5.8 billion, not-for-profit, integrated health system committed to becoming the trusted leader in caring for people and advancing health in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. Recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care, we strive to provide the highest quality care with compassion and respect.

Our health system comprises a comprehensive scope of health-related organizations and associations, including:

  • Ten hospitals
  • More than 300 care locations
  • A medical education and clinical partnership with Georgetown University
  • MedStar Health Research Institute
  • MedStar Institute for Innovation
  • MedStar Medical Group
  • Medical partnerships with local professional sports teams

Through these and many other resources, we combine the best aspects of academic medicine, research, and innovation with a complete spectrum of clinical services to advance patient care.

We know that our ability to treat others well begins with how we treat each other. Every member of the MedStar Health team is committed to living our core SPIRIT Values—Service, Patient First, Integrity, Respect, Innovation, and Teamwork—no matter where they work across our diverse health system.

Our 32,000 associates support MedStar Health's patient-first philosophy. Our distributed care delivery network allows us to make health care available to our patients where they live, work, and play.

Application information

Eligible applicants can apply to the MedStar Health Administrative Fellowship Programs through the National Administrative Fellowship Centralized Application Service (NAFCAS) or by mail. All applications are due by October 7, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

For specific information about eligibility requirements, application components, and important dates, please visit the pages for each of our administrative fellowship programs.

Frequently asked questions

  • How many fellows are accepted into the MedStar Health program?

    MedStar Health accepts one fellow to each of its three programs (MedStar Health System, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, and MedStar Ambulatory Services) on an annual basis.

  • What kind of experience will I gain in this fellowship?

    This fellowship is largely self-guided, so you will help to determine your experience! The fellowship is project-based and exposes the fellows to a broad range of operational and clinical aspects of an integrated health care delivery system. For examples of the type of projects former fellows have worked on, please reference our past projects located on each program’s fellowship page.

  • Can I apply to all three fellowship programs?

    You may apply for up to two programs. You can elaborate within your personal statement on why you have chosen and ranked the fellowship programs you are applying to.
  • Will final round interviews take place in-person?

    We will be deciding soon whether interviews will take place on-site or in-person.

  • I received my graduate degree a year or more before I would start the fellowship program, am I still eligible to apply?

    No, eligible applicants will receive their degree either 12 months prior to starting the fellowship, or will receive their degree upon completion of the fellowship program.

  • Am I able to apply to a MedStar Health Fellowship if my degree completion is contingent on completing an administrative fellowship?

    Yes, applicants are eligible to apply to the MedStar Health Fellowship Programs if their degree completion is contingent on completing the fellowship.

  • Do I have to apply for the Administrative Fellowship through the NCAF portal?

    No, you may mail your materials to the address listed below. All materials should be sent in one package. Please note the materials must arrive by the application deadline in order to be considered.

    Kenneth A. Samet, FACHE
    President and CEO
    MedStar Health
    10980 Grantchester Way
    Columbia, MD 21044