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UC San Diego Health Administrative Fellowship

The UC San Diego Health Administrative Fellowship is a one-year program, providing on-the-job training in skills and responsibilities required of an administrator at a major academic health system. Reporting directly to the executive team, the fellow assumes increasing levels of responsibility by working with administrators and staff at all levels of the organization.

Fellowship Structure

The initial phase of the Fellowship consists of rotations under each member of the executive leadership team. Rotations are designed to educate and orient the Fellow to the functions and structure of the organization. This allows the Fellow to experience and observe different managerial styles, understand the link between departments, and develop a better understanding of the diverse issues and challenges facing the health system. Additionally, the Fellow will have the opportunity to meet with department managers and key faculty, and participate in committee meetings and councils.

In conjunction with the rotations, the Fellow is encouraged to work on projects and gain management experience based on the priorities of the health system, and the Fellow’s growth opportunities and areas of interest. Projects may include:

  • Program design and implementation
  • Policy evaluation and procedure development
  • Operational processes and workflow analysis
  • Staff and line support
  • Financial impact and budget review
  • Compliance and regulatory assessment
  • Utilization management analysis

Experiential Model

The feature that most distinguishes this program is the Fellow’s active, participatory role, including attending recurring executive meetings and leading strategic initiatives. The Fellow plays a role of genuine importance, both in UC San Diego Health's day-to-day administrative operations and in the planning of its future. The individuals who complete an administrative fellowship at UC San Diego Health are in a unique position to gain entry into the field of healthcare administration and begin a dynamic career.

Questions?

Please contact the current UC San Diego Health Administrative Fellow at adminfellow@ucsd.edu, or directly at:

  • Dania Jabali, djabali@ucsd.edu

Administrative Fellowship 2020 Informational Webinars

Thank you to those that participated in the 2020 informational webinars! If you were unable to attend one of the webinars, do not hesitate to reach out to Dania Jabali, djabali@ucsd.edu, with further questions regarding the UC San Diego Health Administrative Fellowship Program.