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Application Information

Applicants to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Administrative Fellowship Program must be:

  • Masters-level graduates from accredited programs in healthcare administration, business administration, public health, or nursing administration

  • GPA greater than 3.0 for all graduate studies

  • Ideal applicants should have relevant healthcare experience including internships, externships, fellowships, or other related employment (no greater than 5 years, preferred).

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email


  • Applications Accepted: July 1, 2019 - September 13, 2019 

  • Interview Process

    • First Round: Phone interview with current fellows, week of September 30, 2019

    • Second Round: Phone or video conference interview with Administrative Fellowship Board members, week of October 7, 2019

    • Final Round: On-site interview with Executive Leadership Team, October 27-28, 2019

  • Fellows start around June 29, 2020

Application Instructions:

  1. Navigate to the following link:

  2. Select “External Applicants” from the right side of the screen.

  3. Search for the job code “1907181" in the Keyword field under the tab titled “Job Search.”

  4. Select the “Administrative Fellowship” link listed under the Requisition Title.

  5. Select “Apply Online” and proceed with the application.

  6. Under the tab titled “Resume,” please attach your current resume as a Word or PDF document.

  7. Under the tab titled “Additional Attachments,” please attach the following:

    1. Essay responses to the following prompts (500 words limit for each prompt-1500 words total):

      1. Pick 3 words to describe yourself and explain why you chose them.

      2. What are the 3-4 things that every health system CEO should have on his or her agenda?

      3. What is the most common mistake (pick one) healthcare leaders make? How could this mistake be avoided?

    2. Three signed recommendation letters (one from a faculty member from your graduate level academic discipline, one from professional/work experience, and one additional).**

    3. Unofficial Graduate School Transcript(s).

    4. Please do not submit a cover letter.

  8. Continue to complete the application. Under the tab tilted “Work Preferences,” please select “Days” from the list of Preferred Shift options.

  9. Continue to complete the application. Under the tab titled “References,” include the names and contact information for the individuals you selected to provide the three signed recommendation letters attached previously in the application.

  10. Continue to complete and submit the application on or before September 13, 2019

*If the individual(s) providing the recommendation(s) is uncomfortable with this electronic method of submission, please send the recommendation via mail (postmarked by September 13, 2019) to the following address: 

Administrative Fellowship Board
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Hospitals & Clinics
1301 Medical Center Drive
TVC - 3812
Nashville, TN 37232-5100

All application materials must be submitted by September 13, 2019.