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We currently do not accept applications for Administrative Internship/ Fellowship programs. Please check back in the second-half of Summer 2018 for 2019-20 Fellowship announcement.

Administrative Fellowship Program Overview

We are no longer accepting applications for the for the 2018-19 Administrative Fellowship program.


The UCLA Administrative Fellowship is a challenging and rewarding twelve-month program designed to provide qualified young leaders with hospital management and administration training in all aspects of an academic medical center. As a Fellow, you will attend various executive leadership meetings, be involved in an array of enterprise-wide projects and initiatives, and lead different projects for the organization.

The Fellowship is project-based and action-oriented. You will be encouraged to learn about all aspects of health care delivery. With our flexible structure, you can tailor your experiences around specific areas of interest in addition to the needs of the organization. Each project will have a sponsor who will work with you on project definition, execution, and dissemination of results. Potential projects will involve many different services, departments, and functions across a variety of areas, including:

Hospital Operations
Performance Excellence
Patient Satisfaction
Service Line Administration
Nursing Clinical Care
Human Resources
Strategic Planning
Information Technology

As a UCLA Administrative Fellow, you will have an exceptional opportunity to gain both the knowledge and experience necessary to meet the challenges facing today’s health care industry. Our President and CEO, Johnese Spisso, is the primary preceptor of the Fellowship. During your Fellowship, you will serve as a member of Johnese Spisso’s senior leadership team.

At the conclusion of your journey at UCLA, you will have gained marketable core competencies in four major areas:

  1. Healthcare administration knowledge, including operational planning and system improvement in a hospital, clinic, and academic setting
  2. Interpersonal and communication skills while working with physician and administrative colleagues on various projects
  3. Professionalism and leadership skills
  4. Analytical and critical thinking skills, business planning and financial analysis.

For more information, please attend our upcoming WebEx presentation on Tuesday, September 12th at 9:00 AM (PST). Participants simply go to: The meeting number is 808 379 253 and the password is "UCLAFELLOWSHIP” (82523355 from video systems). Should you like to join by phone, the US Toll Free number is +1-415-655-0003.

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