FAQs

Eligibility

  1. Who is eligible for the fellowship?
    Candidates who will graduate with an accredited degree in healthcare management between July 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017 are eligible to apply for the administrative fellowship.

  2. Can the Administrative Fellowship be applied towards the residency placement required to complete my graduate degree?
    No. The UC San Diego Administrative Fellowship is a postgraduate position, and it is expected that the Fellow will complete their graduate degree prior to the start date of the fellowship.

  3. What level of experience is required to apply for the fellowship?
    Applicants are welcome to apply regardless of their level of experience. However, we strongly encourage that applicants have experience within the healthcare professional, including internship, volunteer, externship, or full-time employment.

Application Process

  1. How many fellows are selected for the fellowship each year?
    UC San Diego holds one position for an Administrative Fellow each year. However, in the past, UC San Diego has hired multiple Fellows based on merit.

  2. How will candidates advance through the interview process?
    Candidates who are chosen to advance will be interviewed via phone with past and current fellows. A small number of candidates will be invited onsite to interview with the executive team.

  3. How will the onsite interview be structured?
    The onsite interview will last two days. Candidates will have the opportunity to tour the medical campuses in Hillcrest and La Jolla and will meet the current and past fellows. Members from the executive team will interview candidates for selection.

  4. When will candidates be notified?
    The final candidates will be notified by mid-November.

Program Structure

  1. How flexible is the fellowship start date?
    The tentative start date for the fellowship is early July. UC San Diego will work with the Fellow to determine a specific start date to fit the needs of the organization and individual.

  2. How will rotations be structured?
    The Fellow spends the initial phase of the appointment to rotate with each member of the executive team and to to gain a broad perspective of the Health System (approximately 3 months). Fellows will have the opportunity to delve deeper into areas based on their interest and organizational needs through follow-up meetings or projects.

  3. How will projects be assigned to the Fellow?
    The Preceptor and Fellow will work together to select projects based on the priorities of the Health System and the interests/professional development of the Fellow.

  4. Where will the Fellow be based?
    The Fellow will be based at the executive administration offices, but will have the opportunity to travel to other campuses or affiliated facilities based on projects, rotations, and standing executive level meetings.

  5. What opportunities will the Fellow have to attend executive level meetings?
    The Fellow will have a standing responsibility throughout their fellowship to attend the executive level meetings in both the Health System and School of Medicine, including the executive team, councils, governing body, and steering committee meetings.

  6. Is this a full-time, benefits-eligible, paid position?
    The UC San Diego Administrative Fellowship offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Fellows are considered 100% full-time career employees.

Other

  1. Who is the current Administrative Fellow? Are they available for contact with further questions about the Fellowship?
    The current administrative fellow is Melinda Hudson (mmhudson@ucsd.edu). UC San Diego Health welcomes applicants to contact the administrative fellow for questions or feedback.