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UC Davis Medical Center

UC Davis Medical Center

Administrative Fellowship Program

As one of 41 NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation and the region’s only level one pediatric and adult trauma center, UC Davis Medical Center offers fellows a rich and dynamic training experience in hospital administration. UC Davis Medical Center will offer one CEO Administrative Fellowship and one COO Administrative Fellowship position that will start in July 2015.

Program Eligibility

Applicants must possess strong communication, analytical, interpersonal, leadership, and problem-solving skills. Prior experience working or volunteering in a health care setting is preferred.  In addition, applicants must possess a MHA, MBA, MPH or degree from a closely related field of study from an accredited graduate program (e.g. CAHME, AACSB, or CEPH) by the start date.  Applicants that have completed all academic coursework but who need to complete a one-year internship as a requirement for their degree may apply only to the COO’s Administrative Fellowship.

Chief Executive Officer’s Administrative Fellowship: The fellow reports directly to the CEO and serves as a member of the executive team. The structure of the fellowship is flexible and allows the fellow to tailor experiences and projects around specific interests in accordance with the needs of the organization. The fellow will be immersed in all aspects of the academic medical center’s management and will be assigned a wide variety of projects from all levels of the organization. Such projects may include business development, human resources, information technology, finance, care quality initiatives, patient safety, and facilities planning.  In addition to gaining experience in administration, the fellow receives extensive leadership training provided by the CEO and other members of the senior management team. The term is for one year, second year negotiable.

Chief Operating Officer’s Administrative Fellowship:  The fellow reports directly to the COO and serves as a member of the executive team. The fellowship structure under the COO is heavily operations oriented, focusing on both inpatient and outpatient settings.  In addition to gaining experience in administration, the fellow receives extensive leadership training provided by the COO and other members of the senior management team. While this is a one year contract appointment, an extension of another year may occur.

Application Process

Applicants must apply online at UC Davis Health System Human Resources and also send original application materials in one packet via mail in order to be considered for the position.
In both submissions, please make sure to have the following:

1. Cover Letter
2. Personal Statement
3. Resume/CV
4. Three letters of recommendation (original, sealed, via mail only)
5. Original sealed transcripts from undergraduate and graduate studies.

CEO’s Administrative Fellowship: Reference Number 039673

COO’s Administrative Fellowship: Reference Number 039786

The selection process has three rounds. First, a selection committee will thoroughly evaluate all submitted materials using predetermined criteria.  Next, high scoring candidates will be interviewed via telephone with the selection committee.  During the third round, finalists will be invited to Sacramento for on-site interviews with the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and other members of the senior leadership team.  Candidates will also be given a tour of the campus and have the opportunity to meet with the current fellow.  An offer will be extended to the selected candidate shortly thereafter.

Accepting Applications starting August 1st, 2014


The online application must be completed and the application materials must be received in one envelope by October 1, 2014.  Please submit and mail the complete application packet to:



UC Davis Health System
Human Resources: Administrative Fellowship Reference Number: xxxxxx
Employment Manager
2730 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

The position will start on July, 2015.


Please contact the current CEO Administrative Fellow, Khanh-Nhat Tran-Viet (