Yale New Haven Hospital Administrative Fellowship Program

The one-year Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) Administrative Fellowship Program provides the fellow with an experience-based, operations-focused fellowship at the Yale New Haven Health's flagship academic medical center. The fellow reports directly to the hospital's President and works with the President's senior leadership team (SVP and VP level) on initiatives of operational importance. Fellows gain practical exposure to integrated inpatient and outpatient service lines and have the opportunity to work with Yale School of Medicine to advance care practices for the hospital's patient population.


The Yale New Haven Hospital fellowship provides fellows the opportunity to build a diverse project portfolio to meet their professional goals. The President works with the fellow to define projects with discrete timelines and deliverables. Fellows are expected to lead and manage initiatives that span all levels of hospital operations and contribute to high-priority strategic initiatives.  

Examples of former fellowship projects include:
  • Defining cross-hospital care improvement initiatives
  • Building an Air Medical Emergency Service program
  • Partnering with clinical leadership to optimize the Medical Director role
  • Developing a business plan for new, industry-leading inpatient clinical services
  • Performing strategic and tactical assessments of the effectiveness of clinical services
In addition, fellows have the opportunity to participate in high-level operational and strategic discussions and committee meetings.


YNHH invests significantly in its fellows and is committed to furthering fellows' leadership development. Yale New Haven Hospital's senior leadership team is dedicated to mentoring administrative fellows and advancing their professional development. The President works directly with fellows to ensure that they have access to numerous mentoring and professional development opportunities that the health system has to offer. With only one hospital fellow selected annually, the fellow has substantial access to the hospital’s executive leadership team’s guidance, initiatives and resources.


YNHH seeks fellowship candidates with proven records of academic and professional excellence who demonstrate alignment with our values of patient-centered care, respect, compassion, integrity and accountability. A master's degree in health services administration, public health or a closely related field is required. The YNHH fellowship experience requires self-motivation and willingness to step forward and engage with leaders and team members on projects throughout the system. Therefore, relevant healthcare work experience is strongly preferred. A strong record of leadership and teamwork and clear demonstration of excellent verbal and written communication skills are also essential.

Applying to the YNHH fellowship

The application process and interviews for the Fellowship occur in the fall each year, and fellows begin their one-year program each July. Yale New Haven Health participates in the National Council on Administrative Fellowships (NCAF) national fellowship process and follows their guidelines and schedule. Fellowship applications are accepted through the National Administrative Fellowship Centralized Application Service (NAFCAS). Please review in detail the information and deadlines on our website ynhh.org, by searching for “Administrative Fellowship” - Yale New Haven Hospital.

Required components of the application process include:

  • Complete the online administrative fellow application, found at www.ynhhs.org/careers (available August through October)
  • Submit required materials (due the first Monday in October) through the NAFCAS online application system: cover letter, resume, personal statement, essay question response, official graduate transcripts (in the Academic History Quadrant of NAFCAS), unofficial undergraduate transcripts (under Program Materials Quadrant), and three letters of recommendation (in the Supporting Information Quadrant of NAFCAS).

Yale New Haven Health also offers a two-year fellowship position. For more information on the program, visit ynhhs.org/adminfellowship.

For additional information or questions, please email Lyn Salsgiver, VP Strategic Planning and Community Health Improvement, or call  203-384-3946.

About Yale New Haven Health System

As Connecticut's leading healthcare system with over 22,200 employees and 7,800 medical staff, Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS) is an exceptional setting for postgraduate training in healthcare administration. Each year, YNHHS sees approximately 130,000 inpatient discharges, 2.5 million outpatient visits, and 625,000 medical group physician visits, which in total generate over $4.2 billion in revenue.

YNHHS was formed in 1996 and is comprised of a strong network of hospitals, ambulatory providers, and physician organizations serving residents of Connecticut, eastern New York, southwestern Rhode Island, and beyond. The System's five hospitals - Yale New Haven Hospital, Bridgeport Hospital, Greenwich Hospital, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Westerly Hospital - coupled with Northeast Medical Group, enable delivery of comprehensive, cost-effective, advanced patient care characterized by safety, quality, and exceptional patient experience. YNHHS is the regional leader offering a full range of healthcare services, from primary care to the most advanced treatments available anywhere in the world. Every day, we remain focused on enhancing the lives of the people we serve by providing access to high-value, patient-centered care in collaboration with those who share our values.
YNHHS delivers patient care through its hospital delivery network — Yale New Haven Hospital (1,541 beds), Bridgeport Hospital (383 beds), Greenwich Hospital (206 beds), Lawrence + Memorial Hospital (280 beds) and Westerly Hospital (125 beds) — as well as Northeast Medical Group's more than 850 providers, and a comprehensive outpatient network. YNHHS also works with other hospitals in Connecticut through network participation agreements and is known for specialty networks throughout the region including the Heart & Vascular Center, Smilow Cancer Hospital, Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, and telehealth services.

The YNHHS integrated corporate management structure supports the exceptional patient care and services provided throughout the system. The YNHHS corporate infrastructure provides services to system members including analytics, corporate compliance, emergency preparedness, financial planning & budgeting, government affairs, human resources, information technology services, legal, managed care contracting, marketing, performance management, strategic planning, community health improvement, business development, supply chain and internal consulting. YNHHS also has developed the Institute for Excellence, which provides system-wide management training, leadership development, and educational programs.

Yale New Haven Health's locations stretch across the Connecticut coastline, from Greenwich to Westerly, Rhode Island. Uniquely situated in close proximity to both New York City and Boston, opportunities to meet a wide variety of interests are within reach. The local communities also offer residents and visitors a variety of restaurants, festivals, galleries and sporting events, along with outdoor and cultural activities.

Nearby airports include Tweed New Haven, Bradley International (Hartford), as well as JFK International and LaGuardia (New York City) and the Westchester County / White Plains Airport. The area is also easily accessible by both Amtrak and MetroNorth rail service. For additional information, see www.visitconnecticut.com.