UMHS Administrative Fellowship Program

The University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) Administrative Fellowship is a two year program designed to provide an exceptional foundation for those seeking a career in academic health center administration. The Fellowship offers the unique experience to work closely with and learn from administrative and clinical leaders in a health system which includes both a top ranked medical school and hospital and health centers.

The program has two preceptors, Tony Denton, Acting Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of our Hospitals and Health Centers and Matthew Comstock, Executive Director for Administration and Finance of the Medical School . The preceptor helps the fellows understand how academic health center leaders meet the challenges of balancing priorities among our patient care, research and educational missions as one health system.

At the beginning of the Fellowship, the fellows meet with the preceptors to discuss goals, interests and potential project work. Fellows also meet with leaders throughout the health system who provide enhanced perspective of UMHS as well as information about those leaders' specific roles and areas. Throughout the fellowship there are opportunities to work with these leaders as well as other senior-level executives who are committed to making critical continuous learning opportunities available fellows. The fellowship preceptors and UMHS leaders also provide strong mentorship during and after the fellowship.

The Fellowship includes core responsibilities, targeted 4-12 weeks rotations, and projects based on the fellow's interests and the institution's priorities. The fellow will pursue a variety of leadership development opportunities in a framework of continuous learning. Examples of rotation opportunities:


UMHS welcomes diverse and highly motivated applicants from a variety of graduate programs. Qualified fellowship applicants will have a Master degree or equivalent course work in health care administration, nursing, business, public health, health service or a related degree from an accredited program. While candidates with previous professional work experience are encouraged to apply, previous work experience is not a prerequisite for the fellowship.