MedStar Health Administrative Fellowship Programs

The MedStar Health Administrative Residency Programs are now called the MedStar Health Administrative Fellowship Programs! While our programs have not changed, the name “Fellowship” will help us to better align our programs with the national branding of these programs in healthcare administration.

MedStar Health has a long-standing commitment to developing the next generation of healthcare leaders. For the 2020-2021 fellowship year, MedStar is pleased to offer three Administrative Fellowship Programs:

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

Informational Webinars

If you would like to learn more about MedStar Health’s Administrative Fellowship Program and have an opportunity to ask past/current fellows questions, please attend one of our upcoming informational webinars. To join us please register here.

Webinar dates are:

Please check the functionality of WebEx on your device prior to the actual webinar date, and come prepared with questions!

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 Fellowship Programs will follow the shared timeline set forth by the Council. The 2019 application dates are as follows:

  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
  • Phone interviews will take place in early October.
  • On-site interviews will take place in mid-October/early November.
  • Official offers will be extended after the completion of on-site interviews and must be accepted by Wednesday, November 13, 2019.

Application Process

Candidates who will have received their MHA, MBA or MPH with a focus in healthcare administration/management (within 12 months prior to the start of the fellowship), or who will receive their degree upon the completion of a fellowship, are eligible to apply for an administrative fellowship at MedStar Health. Eligible applicants are graduates of an accredited domestic MHA, MBA or MPH program. The MedStar Health fellowships are administrative fellowships and are designed for those who are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare administration in an integrated delivery system, hospital or ambulatory setting. The fellowships are not health policy or public health fellowships. We do not sponsor visas for this program.

Applicants for all three positions can apply through the NCAF centralized application portal here. There is an application fee associated with the online portal, however applicants may also apply via mail. Applicants should submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter indicating the program(s) (maximum of two) to which you are applying (only required if applying by mail, optional if applying via NAFCAS)
  • Three letters of recommendation (one employer reference and one academic reference are required)
  • Resume
  • Personal statement of the applicant's career objectives and why you are applying for this fellowship
  • Official graduate school transcripts

If applying by mail, please mail your complete application packet to:

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

Mailed applications must be postmarked by October 2. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

MedStar Ambulatory Services (MAS) Administrative Fellowship

The MedStar Ambulatory Services (MAS) fellowship is a one-year position based within MAS. The fellowship will include mentorship and support from the executive leadership team which includes the President, Chief Operating Office and Assistant Vice President of Patient Experience. Project opportunities will be based throughout the Baltimore and Washington D.C. metropolitan areas. The fellowship is self-directed; thus fellows will be encouraged to apply their individual background and experience in the work environment in order to contribute to the system and gain an in-depth understanding of an integrated healthcare delivery system and distributed care delivery network. Project areas may include Strategic Planning, Business Development, Facility Development, Finance, Operations, Telehealth, Quality and Safety, Patient Experience and Project Management.

MAS Administrative Fellows 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
  • Flexibility to work on several different projects at one time
  • Define your own experience by working closely with your mentorship team to choose projects

For more information about the MedStar Ambulatory Administrative Fellowship, project examples, and current and former fellows, click here. For questions about the MedStar Ambulatory Services Fellowship, please contact the current Administrative Fellow, Olakorede Akintelure at [email protected].

MedStar Health System Administrative Fellowship

The MedStar Health System Administrative Fellowship offers a unique, one-year experience in the management of a regional, not-for-profit integrated healthcare delivery system. The fellow reports directly to the President and CEO of MedStar Health, Kenneth Samet, the Executive Vice President and COO, Dr. Joy Drass, and the Senior Vice President of Performance Transformation, Jeffrey Matton. The fellow is responsible for providing staff support and leadership to designated projects, while working closely with system and hospital leaders. The fellow will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of how hospitals' operations integrate across the healthcare system and are supported by corporate services. The fellow 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 fellowship is self-directed. Fellows 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 fellow is based out of the corporate office in Columbia, MD. However, the fellow participates in various projects and initiatives across MedStar’s 10 hospitals and diversified organizations, including MedStar Ambulatory Services sites, MedStar Medical Group and Managed Care initiatives. Fellows will have the opportunity to support operational service projects, both at the corporate level and at various hospital and ambulatory sites, including patient safety, clinical outcomes, information technology, supply chain management, technology assessment, risk reduction, and quality care initiatives.

For more information about the MedStar Health System Administrative Fellowship, project examples, and current and former fellows, click here. For any questions regarding the MedStar Health System Administrative Fellowship, please contact the current Administrative Fellow, Hilary Bragg, at [email protected]

MedStar Washington Hospital Center Administrative Fellowship

Established in 1982, the Administrative Fellowship Program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC) offers a one-year practicum experience in the management of a large, not-for-profit, tertiary teaching hospital. The fellow reports jointly to the Senior Vice President and MHVI Chief Administrative Officer, Cathie Monge, and the Vice President of Professional Services, Emily Briton. To a great extent, the fellowship is self-directed. The fellowship begins with orientations and shadowing in a variety of clinical and operational departments. Over the course of the year, the fellow 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 fellow. 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 fellow also has the opportunity to gain system-level exposure through projects related to system integration, strategic planning and governance issues. Many previous fellow of MedStar Washington Hospital Center still work for MedStar Health, including MedStar Health’s President.

For more information about the MedStar Washington Hospital Center Fellowship, project examples, and current and former fellows, click here. For any questions regarding the MedStar Washington Hospital Center Fellowship, please contact the current Administrative Fellow, Sarah Ryan, 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.