July 2021 - June 2022


The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Administrative Fellowship provides select individuals with a post-graduate opportunity to foster development as a health care professional in an academic medical center. The fellow will work under the supervision of the CEO of UI Hospitals & Clinics and will have broad involvement, interaction, and exposure to the corporate operations of this nationally ranked teaching hospital and health sciences campus. The position offers a complete perspective of the organization, including its relationship with the UI Carver College of Medicine, UI Physicians, and the health care market.

Application Process and Timeline

The application deadline for the 2021-2022 administrative fellowship is Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. Learn more about the application process and timeline.


The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics is a nationally recognized academic medical center that provides services from board-certified physicians in more than 200 specialties. The medical center is nationally ranked in 7 adult and 6 pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital serves the role of a comprehensive health care center, receiving referrals for specialty care from physicians around the country.

The CEO of UI Hospitals & Clinics and Associate Vice President for University of Iowa Health Care acts as a preceptor to the administrative fellow and determines, with the fellow, the content of the fellowship. The fellow will work closely with the Administrative Chief of Staff, through the direction of the CEO, on organizational projects and strategic goals.

The fellowship is designed to expose the individual to a broad range of work experience in several key areas of focus. These areas include quality and safety, finance, operational efficiency, and patient and staff well-being. The content of the fellowship is tailored to best match the individual’s goals with organizational needs.


  • Adoption of program goals and objectives, including periodic review with the CEO 
  • Participation in senior management meetings, where operational, policy, and strategic planning issues are addressed for the hospital and UI Health Care 
  • Participation in central corporate functions (e.g. finance and general operations) 
  • An ability to lead and participate in projects and programs central to the hospital and UI Health Care (e.g. Joint Commission preparation, budget development, clinical program analysis, quality improvement initiatives)
  • Assumption of a partial role as the service representative for the Office of the CEO 
  • Participation in the educational process within the University of Iowa Graduate Program in Health Management and Policy


  • The UI Hospitals & Clinics Administrative Fellowship Program is well-established, making the organization fully equipped to offer a rich and engaging experience
  • Primary focus on the fellow’s assimilation of knowledge, development of attitude and philosophy toward the field, and further refinement of a management style 
  • Intention of broadening the range of post-fellowship employment opportunities by providing exposure to various corporate activities of the hospital and UI Health Care
  • Commitment of the entire staff to integrate and retain high quality fellows within the organization post-fellowship 


The UI Hospitals & Clinics Administrative Fellowship involves a one-year commitment. Fellows will receive a competitive salary, plus generous benefits.

Current Administrative Fellow

Erin Willits

Erin Willits, MHA
University of Iowa, 2020