Administrative Fellowship

Administrative Fellows Group Photo
Current and past Administrative Fellows. Top Row, from left: Sean Gilmore, Sasha Manouchehripour, Jamie Davis, Lana Vega, Michael Baker. Bottom Row, from left: Emily Santiago, Pooneh Nazaran, Jessica Miller, Nicole Rios.

UT Southwestern Medical Center maintains a long-standing commitment to excellence, dedication to discovery, and service to the community. This environment fosters a unique experience for the administrative fellow to gain exclusive opportunities to grow professionally within one of the country’s leading academic medical centers.

UT Southwestern’s Health System Administrative Fellowship Program is a postgraduate fellowship that nurtures the development of exceptional individuals dedicated to careers in health care administration. Under the direction and guidance of the UT Southwestern Medical Center leadership team, the fellow(s) will gain excellent career experience in leading-edge areas of health care management.

Opportunities for professional growth include a broad variety of administrative rotations geared toward experience in clinical, non-clinical, operational, and strategic management training and initiatives within UT Southwestern Health System and our large partner hospital Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas. Fellows also participate in campus visits to UT MD Anderson Cancer Center and UT Medical Branch in Galveston both health components of the UT System. The Administrative Fellowship spans 18 months. Additional placement after completion of the fellowship program is dependent on the fellow’s performance and the availability of positions within the organization.

See our application requirements page for details regarding the fellow selection process.

Program Description

The UT Southwestern Administrative Fellowship prepares recent graduates and early careerists for essential management and leadership roles within the health care industry. The format of the program allows fellows to gain direct experience and knowledge, as well as strengthen essential administrative skills. As a UT Southwestern Administrative Fellow, you will:

  • Learn about and work within the major service lines of an academic medical center
  • Attain proficiencies in negotiation, analytical, and quantitative skills
  • Gain and develop knowledge of organizational dynamics from working with managers at various levels of the health care system
  • Receive individualized mentoring from a wide array of administrators and physicians
  • Establish a performance rapport through projects and departmental objectives
  • Obtain a basic knowledge of disease types, conditions and treatments, and their implication on health system operations and planning
  • Develop leadership skills 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • The Administrative Fellow is responsible for the completion of projects assigned by UT Southwestern and the administrative leadership team. Project involvement will require collaborative participation within a multidisciplinary setting. Additional projects will be assigned on an individual basis that reflects the needs of the assigned departmental rotation.
  • As an executive team member, responsibilities will include involvement as a lead, co-lead, and facilitator of executive meetings. The Administrative Fellow will report to Executive Sponsor and Program Director, Chris Rubio, Associate Vice President of Neurosciences. All project deliverables will be reviewed by a member of UT Southwestern’s administration.