Intermountain Healthcare offers its postgraduate Administrative Fellowship Program to select graduates from accredited programs in the following areas:

  • Health Services Administration
  • Business Administration with a concentration in Health Services
  • Public Health
Fellows receive exposure to the breadth of Intermountain’s integrated delivery system and increase their understanding of management in a dynamic healthcare setting through participation in a wide variety of projects, meetings, and other professional experiences.  These experiences are gained in a variety of settings including the system office, rural/urban hospitals, clinics, and other services and within our healthcare insurance provider, SelectHealth.

Program Project Details

Projects provide Fellows the opportunity to contribute their skills, abilities, and talents to major projects and initiatives that impact our business, the lives of our patients, and the future of healthcare.
Below is a partial list of outstanding projects and initiatives in which past Fellows have played a major role in orchestrating at Intermountain Healthcare:
  • Shared Accountability and Population Health
    • Assisting in the development and tracking of metrics for the Physician Payment Model and creating a portal for physicians to view and track these metrics
    • Developing a Population Health strategy for the Park City/Heber Valley Region
  • Patient Engagement and Community Benefit
    • Assembling key stakeholders and leading the Patient Engagement Technology Workstream, and developing the charter for the committee
    • Designing a telemedicine strategic plan for the health system, and preparing for a tele-stroke pilot
    • Operationalizing the Community Care Management (CCM) pilot program at McKay-Dee Hospital
  • Strategic Planning, Analysis, and Process Improvement
    • Performing a comprehensive financial and operational analysis of a Long-Term Acute Care (LTACH) space lease and clinical collaboration with LDS Hospital
    • Performing a system-impact analysis of moving hospital infusion services to an outpatient clinic location
    • Developing a strategic plan for Sports & Performance Medicine for Intermountain Medical Group’s North Salt Lake Region
    • Leading projects in staff education and Joint Commission Survey preparedness in preparation for the grand opening of Park City Medical Center
    • Facilitating specialty specific planning workgroups between providers at Primary Children’s Hospital/The University of Utah Department of Pediatrics and St. Vincent’s Hospital in Billings, Montana
    • Facilitating a process improvement project between the operating room and the hematology/oncology clinic to reduce serious safety events and near misses

Program Objectives

Fellow Objectives

  • Cultivate a philosophy, code of ethics and set of values in a company dedicated to excellence in patient care and healthcare administration
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Acquire marketable administrative and technical skills
  • Demonstrate management potential in specific areas at various levels through diversified line and/or staff responsibilities that will contribute to the organization

Organization Objectives

  • Provide a bridge from academia to practice
  • Expose talented individuals to the philosophy, mission, and values of Intermountain
  • Provide the opportunity for executives of Intermountain to develop and exercise teaching and mentoring skills

Process and Timeline

  • The fellowship is a one-year program beginning in midsummer
  • A competitive salary is negotiated each year
  • Intermountain pays for the fellow to attend one instructional conference during his or her tenure
  • Intermountain covers moving expenses

Application Procedure

Intermountain offers a fellowship position that is completed during odd numbered years (i.e. 2017, 2019, 2021). Applications are accepted online from July to October of the preceding year. For exact application deadlines,  email recruitment@imail.org.

Applications generally require the following items:

  • Resume
  • Written essay of the applicant’s career goals and objectives
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation, including at least one from either the director of the applicant’s graduate program or the applicant’s academic advisor

Interviews with the top applicants will take place at Intermountain’s headquarters located in Salt Lake City, Utah.