As one of 45 NCI Comprehensive – Designated Cancer Centers in the nation and the region’s only level I pediatric and adult trauma center, UC Davis Medical Center offers fellows a rich and dynamic training experience in healthcare administration. UC Davis Medical Center will offer one administrative fellowship position with the Chief Executive Officer that will start July 2017.

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 be a recent graduate who has obtained or is expected to obtain an MHA, MBA, MPH or degree in a closely related field of study from an accredited graduate program (e.g. CAHME, AACSB, or CEPH) prior to the start date. Those who are enrolled in graduate programs that require a residency year after completing all academic coursework are also eligible to apply.


Program Structure

The administrative fellow will be exposed to a multitude of healthcare administration functions with the Chief Executive Officer as a preceptor. The position will provide opportunities to gain knowledge in areas, such as business development, financial planning, facilities planning, quality improvement, operations, and information technology. The administrative fellow will have the opportunity to develop competencies necessary to succeed in healthcare administration. Responsibilities and assignments are primarily project based and may span a range of areas and settings. In addition to assigned projects or initiatives, the administrative fellow will have the ability to self-initiate projects. The term will be for one year, second year negotiable.



Application Process/Requirements

UC Davis Medical Center (UCDMC) is a member of the National Council on Administrative Fellowships (NCAF), a collaboration of leading administrative fellowship sites and graduate health management programs. For the upcoming application cycle, UCDMC is participating in the National Administrative Fellowship Centralized Application System (NAFCAS). NAFCAS is a simplified and streamlined application process for candidates interested in applying to administrative fellowships. To apply, candidates must submit an application at The due date to submit the application is by October 3, 2016.

Through NAFCAS, you must provide the following:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Resume/CV
  4. Three letters of recommendation (at least one letter must be from a current or former employer, and at least one must be from a graduate school professor)
  5. Official graduate transcript
  6. Unofficial undergraduate transcript

The timeline for the 2017-2018 Administrative Fellowship program is as follows:

  • Application deadline: Monday, October 3rd
  • Initial offer date: Monday, November 14th

The selection process will have 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 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.


Please contact the current CEO Administrative Fellow, Leandra Neal at