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University Hospital

 Administrative Fellowship Program

Program Details


The primary purpose of the Administrative Fellowship Program is to transition top graduate students into health care operations management positions through focused mentoring, special projects, and leadership experiences. During this two-year program, the Administrative Fellow will work on, and manage, a wide variety of projects throughout University Hospital. Will serve as project manager and/or provide project support. The Administrative Fellow will be assigned a mentor from UH leadership to meet with regularly throughout the Fellowship Program. This will allow the Fellow the opportunity to gain further insight and guidance around professional growth and leadership development from a senior UH leader. Fellows will gain valuable knowledge, skills, and abilities to address the complex challenges of today's health care environment.

The new University Hospital (UH) Administrative Fellowship Program will support two (2) recent graduates of accredited schools a Master's degree or other relevant graduate degree in one of the following disciplines:

  • Business Administration with an emphasis on the health care economy or health care management

  • Public Health Administration

  • Population Health

  • Healthcare Administration

Successful candidates will be able to gain enhanced experience in hospital administrative management. This will occur by leading and participating in teams that will foster the creation of cutting edge solutions that align with the organization's strategy and mission. University Hospital senior leaders are committed to providing you with a rewarding and meaningful experience. Several designated organizational leaders will serve as subject experts, mentors and coaches through your fellowship: Barbara Karpinska, MBA, Joseph Borges, MD, MHA, Robert J. MarFadyen, JD, Sara R. Gonzalez, JD.

About UH

University Hospital is the academic teaching affiliate of the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School which is one of the two campuses for Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences School. The hospital is licensed for 500 medical surgical beds and is the region's quaternary care facility. Our Level 1 Trauma Center, advanced clinical subspecialists and liver transplantation program provide a wide variety of leading practice medical services to the residents of northern New Jersey. UH is also the community hospital for the West, Central and South Wards of Newark. We provide primary care, mental health and emergency services to one of the most at risk communities in the region.

Program Benefits

Working closely with our leaders in project management, ambulatory care, care management and regulatory affairs, you will have a unique opportunity to learn what it takes to make a public, safety-net healthcare provider successful in this diverse urban setting. The range of projects may include Population Health, Care Coordination, Patient Experience, Business and Decision Support, and more.

There will be many opportunities to develop mentoring relationships, hone solid skillsets, participate in LEAN SIGMA project management groups and strengthen your qualitative skills, such as negotiations, business acumen, organizational communication, talent management, and others depending on the scope and goal set of your assignment.

Job Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed must be representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum of a Master's Degree, attained within one year prior to application to fellowship program, required: such as Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Masters in Health Administration (MHA), Masters in Health Services Administration (MHSA), Masters in Public Health (MPH), or related field. Candidates with a master's degree from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) are preferred. Health care industry experience such as an internship, externship, fellowship or applicable employment highly desired. Possesses broad knowledge of current and historical perspectives in areas such as: healthcare business management, administration, clinical practice management, finance, human resources and/or information systems. Record of leadership and teamwork, and demonstration of excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

Candidates may be asked to make a presentation on their keystone project from the Master's program. This should include the problem statement, metrics, goals, and methodology used to achieve their objective.

Credential required: Master's Degree
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Application Process

Interested candidates should submit the following required documents to and apply online to the available Administrative Fellowship Program position(s) on our Career website (or for direct link click here):

  • Resume

  • Transcript (GPA min. 3.5)

  • Two letters of recommendation from your professors, employer, or volunteer agency

  • Presentation of work you completed either as a part of your capstone, internship or other coursework that highlights your interest and passion to complete the next step of your career -this fellowship.

If you require any additional info please contact Eileen Rowland-Scheets, Director Talent Acquisition at



Program Mentors

Barbara Karpinska, MBA
Joseph A. Borges, MD, MHA
Robert J. MarFadyen, JD
Sara R. Gonzalez, JD

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