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. 

J.J. Housley and Cecelia Yeary are the overall assigned preceptors for the two-year fellowship. Project reporting, progress evaluations, and feedback will be facilitated by the preceptors 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. 

Fellowship Preceptors 

  • J.J. Housley, PharmD, MBA, FACHE, Assistant Operations Executive and Clinical Network Integration (Interim)
  • Cecelia Yeary, MHA, Operations Integration Director

Fellowship Coordinator 

  • Gloria Tyler, Operations Fiscal Affairs Manager, Hospital Administration

Fellowship Committee

  • J.J. Housley, PharmD, MBA, FACHE, Assistant Operations Executive and Clinical Network Integration (Interim)
  • Cecelia Yeary, MHA, Operations Integration Director
  • Justin Campbell, MBA, MSHA, FACHE, FACMPE, Chief Network Development Officer (Interim)
  • Colleen Swartz, DNP, MSN, RN, FNAP, Vice President of Hospital Operations
  • 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
  • Byron Gabbard, Associate Vice President of Finance
  • Rob Edwards, DrPH, MBA, Chief External Affairs Officer
  • Jim Zembrodt, MBA, Associate Vice President of Strategic Planning
  • Sarah Heck, MBA, Assistant Operations Executive
  • Current Fellows & Past Fellows

Application Timeline

  • June 10, 2020 - NAFCAS begins accepting applications
  • October 1, 2020 - NAFCAS Application deadline
  • October 5-6, 2020 - Phone interviews
  • October 22-23, 2020 - On-site interviews in Lexington, Kentucky
  • November 12, 2020 - Offer(s) extended (Offer can now be extended before decision date)
  • July 1, 2021 - Fellow's start date

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