UK HealthCare Administrative Fellowship

UK HealthCare's Administrative Fellowship program offers talented and aspiring professionals interested in health care administration an opportunity to experience the broad array of administrative functions of a large academic medical center. This two-year program will take fellows through a series of required and elective educational rotations to provide a mix of broad exposure and practical work experience spanning the breadth of UK HealthCare’s hospitals, colleges and administrative services. 

Candidates for the administrative fellowship program are likely to have recently matriculated from a Masters in Health Administration or a Masters in Business Administration program. The successful candidate will have a proven academic record and work experience that demonstrates their ability to excel. 

Fellows will be compensated during the fellowship with salary and benefits commensurate with the PGY-1 and 2 post-graduate programs. Fellows will be selected by the Fellowship Committee (members below) following an application, screening, interview and campus visit process. 

Cecelia Yeary is the overall assigned preceptor for the two-year fellowship. Project reporting, progress evaluations, and feedback will be facilitated by the preceptor to ensure continuous competency development for the fellow.  Additionally, each rotation will have an identified mentor who will oversee and provide input into the fellow’s rotation. It is anticipated that a fellow will have a project or initiative that is the focus of their effort for each rotation. Fellows will have ongoing opportunities to present their work to Executive Leadership throughout the two-year duration.

Fellows will receive evaluation and feedback periodically from their fellowship preceptors throughout the two-year period. Additionally, the rotation mentor will provide regular coaching and evaluation of the fellow and their work. Each fellow will receive a certificate upon completion of the fellowship. 

Informational Webinar

UK HealthCare's Administrative Fellowship Program will be hosting an informational webinar on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, August 18th, 2021, 12:00-1:00pm EST
  • Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021, 12:00-1:00pm EST

Please click the link to register:

Fellowship Preceptor

  • Cecelia Yeary, MHA, Operations Integration Director

Fellowship Coordinator 

  • Candice Corman, Administrative Coordinator, Office of Patient Experience

Fellowship Committee

  • Cecelia Yeary, MHA, Operations Integration Director
  • Sarah Heck, MBA, Hospital Director Assistant Director Kentucky Children's Hospital
  • J.J. Housley, PharmD, MBA, FACHE, Assistant Operations Executive and Clinical Network Integration (Interim)
  • Justin Campbell, MBA, MSHA, FACHE, FACMPE, Chief Network Development Officer (Interim)
  • Angie Lang, MBA, Chief Experience & Operations Officer
  • Gwen Moreland, DNP, RN, NE-BC, Chief Nurse Executive
  • Jennifer Rose, MBA, Chief Administrative Officer
  • Tukea Talbert, DNP, RN, Assistant Operations Executive and Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Mark Filburn, MS, FACE, Chief of Ambulatory Services
  • Tim Gaillarrd, FACHE, MHA, MBSA, Vice President of Ambulatory and Medical Group Operations
  • Current Fellows & Past Fellows

Application Timeline

  • June 10, 2021 - NAFCAS Begins Accepting Applications
  • October 1, 2021 - NAFCAS Application Deadline
  • October 11-12, 2021 - First Round- Phone Interviews
  • October 21-22, 2021- Second Round- On-Site Interviews
  • October 27, 2021 - Offer(s) Extended (Offer can now be extended before decision date)
  • July 1, 2022 - Fellow's Start Date

 We are a proud member of the National Council on Administrative Fellowships.