Inova Administrative Fellowship


Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider, recognized each year including 2020 by U.S. News & World Report, which again named Inova Fairfax Hospital the #1 hospital in the Washington, DC region. All five Inova hospitals were awarded ‘A’ grades for the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, recognizing Inova’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare. Each of Inova’s five hospitals holds a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), distinguishing Inova as the highest-rated large health system in the U.S. Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Inova’s 18,000 team members serve more than 2 million individuals annually through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practicesemergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes. Inova is home to Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Its hospitals have a total of 1,800 licensed beds.


Program Details

The Inova Health System Administrative Fellowship Program is an administrative and leadership development program designed to advance the organization’s transformation.  In addition, the program seeks to provide exposure to health care management and leadership development to highly qualified early careerists through a 12-month rotational program and structured learning series.  Fellows/Residents are partnered with senior level preceptors and mentors to foster their learning while also leading priority work for Inova.  Program rotations across administration, operations, strategy and the clinical enterprise will serve as robust learning opportunities to foster an understanding of overall health system governance, leadership and operations.


Fellows/Residents will work with increasing autonomy and responsibility to produce various deliverables or lead various teams prior to completing the program.

The purpose of the program is the development of highly qualified early careerists with the goal maximizing their potential within the following leadership competencies:


  • Leads Self- Embraces curiosity, self-awareness and values learning. Pursues and incorporates feedback to guide.
  • Leads Change- Creates a picture of the future to broaden understanding and support for change. Creates a sense of urgency. Removes barriers and celebrates gains.
  • Leads Others- Fosters environment where everyone has a voice, they are encouraged to express their views and know that they matter.
  • Leads Outcomes- Establishes system-aligned priorities and metrics and ensures team is focused on important work.


         Applications Due

October 15, 2020

Interview & Offer Process

October 2020 – January 2021


July 2021

Informational Webinars

 Am I eligible to apply for an Administrative Fellowship?


  • MHA, MHSA, MBA with emphasis in healthcare management from a CHAME accredited program
  • On track to earn graduate degree by end of 2020/2021 academic year, or students in a graduate academic program requiring fellowship/residency experience as part of curriculum
  • Healthcare industry experience such as an internship, externship, fellowship, or applicable employment
  • Possesses a broad knowledge of current & historical perspectives on: Healthcare business management & administration, clinical practice management, hospital administration and management, finance, human resources and organizational development, managed care, information systems
  • Possess a high degree of analytic ability
  • Demonstrates ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Driven by personal values that are consistent with system’s values with a focus on the best interest of the system

Applicants will need to submit the following for consideration:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

      Additional required documents to be uploaded in the resume section of the online application:

  • 3 graduate letters of recommendation (one academic, one professional, other)
  • Official or unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Personal statement: 
    • Please describe your interest in healthcare and how the Inova Fellowship program will help accomplish your short and long-term goals (no more than 1-page in length)


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