Cultivating the Next Generation of Health Care Leaders

The administrative fellowship at the University of Chicago Medicine serves to foster future health care leaders through opportunities to strengthen their understanding of hospital operations and management at an academic medical center. In this two-year program, fellows are mentored by and report to the chief operating officer. Fellows will also be assigned to a past fellow to connect with as an additional resource and guide throughout the two years.

Administrative Fellowship Structure

In the first year, fellows are each paired with members of the senior leadership team for approximately one to three weeks at a time to receive mentoring and guidance within their respective departments. In these rotations, fellows are also partnered with directors who will meet with them on a one-on-one basis to review project work, communicate feedback on their experience and help navigate within the organization. In addition to the rotations, the fellows have flex weeks built into their schedule to get extra experience in the rotations that interest them most. Furthermore, the fellows will participate in performance improvement, financial management and standing senior leadership and organizational meetings.

In the second year, fellows will develop a detailed understanding of area-specific operations and become active members of a local management team. As a result, fellows will gain direct exposure to employee relations issues and have substantial opportunity for project specific work that ties to strategic goals within the selected department.

Application Process

UChicago Medicine will consider applications from all qualified candidates, but we do not sponsor work visas for administrative fellows. Qualified applicants will either have a master’s degree from an accredited MHA, MPH, MBA or a related program, or be completing a residency requirement and have completed all academic coursework; have a strong interest in health care administration; and demonstrate high leadership potential. Learn how to apply to the fellowship.

2022 Informational Webinars

To access the webinar, click here.

Webinar Dates:

July 26th: 10:00 - 11:00 AM CST

August 17th: 5:00 - 6:00 PM CST

September 8th: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CST


Meet Our Current & Past Administrative Fellows

Administrative fellow Samantha Martinez headshotSamantha Martinez (2022 – 2024) is from Franklin Lakes, NJ, and a recent graduate from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. She was awarded the John and Kathleen Gorman Public Health Humanitarian Award for her work to increase health literacy strategy in historically marginalized and immigrant communities. During her matriculation, Samantha led an initiative with the Chief Diversity Officer and senior executive leadership of the Mount Sinai Health System, in New York City to improve patient health outcomes impacted by racial disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under Congressman Adriano Espaillat, Samantha developed a program that increased vaccination rates in New York’s 13th district when vaccine hesitancy due to historical mistrust and social determinants were prevalent. As an Executive Intern at New Jersey’s Englewood Health System, Samantha worked in the Breast Center to strategize workflow efficiencies and decrease patient treatment delays to ensure better results and outcomes. Samantha completed a B.S. in Biology at The George Washington University with a minor in Business Administration. Her professional interests include patient experience, and operational improvement, community health, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and social determinants of health.

 Administrative fellow Jasmine Reid headshotJasmine Reid (2022 – 2024) is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and attended Vanderbilt University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Medicine Health and Society with a minor in Corporate Strategy. After completing her bachelors, she worked as a patient advocate in Dallas, Texas for four years helping patients better understand their health insurance. Jasmine then earned her Master of Health Administration at the Ohio State University. While in the master’s program, she was a member of the winning team for the National Association of Health Service Executives (NAHSE) 26th Annual Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition and completed her administrative residency at the Cleveland Clinic in their Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute. Both her work experience in Dallas and her residency have sparked a passion for improving access to health services and enhancing the patient experience, especially for marginalized communities. Her professional interests include population health, patient access, clinical operations, and patient experience.

Monroe Chen Monroe Chen (2021 – 2023) is from Solon, OH and earned her M.S. in Health Systems Management from Rush University. During her graduate program, she worked as an Administrative Project Assistant in Rush University Medical Center’s (RUMC) Human Resources Department where she managed pathway programs that provided career advancement opportunities for RUMC employees and the broader community. In addition, Monroe interned in the University of Chicago Medicine’s Cancer and Heart & Vascular Service Lines where she contributed to patient access and intake initiatives, creation of service line level scorecards, and more. Prior to her graduate studies, she worked as a Laboratory Manager and Research Assistant for the Speech and Auditory Research Laboratory in Cleveland, OH. Monroe completed a B.A. in Cognitive Science and Psychology at Case Western Reserve University with minors in Chinese Language and Communications. Her professional interests include workforce development, service line administration, and addressing social determinants of health to improve health equity. 

Natalie Gaines Natalie Gaines (2021 – 2023) is from Cincinnati, OH and completed her Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota in 2021. While in graduate school, Gaines completed an administrative internship with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation where she developed a staffing model for the delivery of professional addiction education and consulting services to government agencies, behavioral health organizations, and health care systems. Additionally, she worked as a student consultant for Minnesota-based organizations on projects related to the creation of an atrial fibrillation clinic and expanding substance use disorder care services to Medicaid markets. Prior to her graduate studies, she worked as a Clinical Research Assistant on research related to patient engagement and health technology at Wexner Medical Center. Gaines completed a B.S. in Public Health at The Ohio State University. Her professional interests include healthcare operations, population health, and health policy.

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How to Apply

Learn more about how to apply for the administrative fellowship, including necessary materials, important deadlines and contact information. 

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