The UVA Medical Center R. Edward Howell Administrative Fellowship Program provides individuals with a post-graduate experience in an academic medical center to better prepare healthcare leaders of the future. The program is named in recognition of R. Edward Howell, who served as vice president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the UVA Medical Center for 12 years (2002-2014).
Fellows benefit from interaction with Medical Center senior leadership and are involved in a range of strategic, clinical and operational projects. They also receive first-hand experience of public policy on a local, regional and national level.
Fellows report directly to the CEO of the Medical Center, Pamela Sutton-Wallace.
Why Choose UVA’s Fellowship Program
- Rotations through all service lines, operational areas and corporate support services during the first year
- Focused area of concentration in the second year
- Exposure to the CEO, senior executive leadership and Medical Center staff
- Participation in a wide range of senior leadership meetings
- Strategic and operational projects in several corporate/centralized departments (e.g., finance, clinical and general operations)
- Participation in and completion of special projects/programs central to the Medical Center (e.g., Joint Commission preparation, budget development, clinical program analysis and legislative efforts)
- Serve as the CEO’s liaison to patient relations
- Exposure to and involvement in activities of the Health System Board
- Development of essential skills for leadership (including analysis, project management, written and oral presentations, etc.)
How Many Fellows Does UVA Have at Once?
In 2018, UVA expanded its fellowship program to include one first-year fellow and one second-year fellow. We will recruit one first-year fellow to begin in July 2020.
How Long is the Administrative Fellowship?
The UVA Administrative Fellowship is a two-year commitment.