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Recognizing the importance of valued and diverse leadership, Texas Health Resources is proud to sponsor an Administrative Resident/Fellowship program for graduate and postgraduate students. The educational and experiential program is designed for students who aspire to begin a career in health care administration.

A student who successfully completes one of the Texas Health Resources administrative learning programs will be prepared with the knowledge and experience necessary to meet the demands and challenges facing tomorrow's health care industry. Texas Health seeks to develop and learn from the program's administrative interns/residents/fellows who will one day serve the industry as leaders exhibiting respect, integrity, compassion and excellence.

Program Structure

The administrative residency/fellowship programs are directed by Douglas D. Hawthorne, chief executive officer of Texas Health Resources. Hawthorne serves as the program preceptor in an advisory role that pertains to:

  • Discussing rotation experiences
  • Guiding the professional development of the resident/fellow
  • Providing insight on health system initiatives
  • Promoting intellectual discussions on challenging topics
  • Ensuring a positive and rewarding experience

The preceptor meets monthly with each resident/fellow, overseeing his or her participation in system operations and appointing a hospital or health facility president to supervise department rotations and project responsibilities.

There are two program options:

  1. Administrative Residency Program: The 12-month Administrative Residency program provides residents with an opportunity to apply knowledge acquired in the didactic portion of graduate education and strengthen leadership, judgment and administrative skills. Rotations are hospital and system-based and focus on the process of health care delivery in an integrated health care system. Residents complete rotations in the areas of service line patient services, primary/ambulatory care, finance, non-direct patient care services, medical staff relations and managed care. In addition to rotations, projects are assigned to enhance each resident's experiential learning opportunity. Residents are also exposed to board, management and medical staff meetings. Individuals who complete the requirements of the residency program are eligible to enter the Administrative Fellowship program or interview for open positions within the entire organization.
  2. Administrative Fellowship program: The 12-month Administrative Fellowship program is for those individuals who have completed in exemplary fashion a structured, one-year Administrative Residency program with a hospital or health-related organization. The program is designed with an intense focus on projects to help fellows gain experience specific to their areas of interest and identify future career options.

Career Opportunities

Texas Health conducts an extensive recruitment and selection process for the Administrative Residency/Fellowship programs, pursuing a goal to develop future leaders for the industry. Those who have completed the programs may interview for open positions for which they qualify.

Administrative Residents/Fellows

Salah Jamal completed a 12-month Administrative Residency in June 2013 at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and is now an Administrative Fellow. He previously worked in Texas Health's information technology department as a System Administration Manager and senior network analyst. Jamal holds a bachelor's and an MBA from the University of Texas at Arlington and recently earned a master's degree in health care administration from Trinity University in San Antonio. Jamal also serves as the Vice President of the Board for Computers for the Blind organization.

Lisa Steelman completed a 12-month Administrative Residency in December 2013 at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and is now serving as an Administrative Fellow in behavorial health. Steelman recently received a master's degree in health care administration from Trinity University in San Antonio. Steelman holds a bachelor's degree in communication from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. She previously worked in university administration at Trinity University and The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Hannah Thai completed a 12-month Administrative Residency in January 2014 at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and continues on at the hospital as an Administrative Fellow. In her role as fellow, she is focused on the development of the oncology service line and is currently overseeing construction of the Texas Health Cancer Center. Hannah recently received her master's in health care administration from Trinity University in San Antonio. She also holds a bachelor's degree from Trinity in business administration, with a minor in English. Prior to coming to Texas Health Resources, Hannah worked as a quality specialist at Methodist Stone Oak Hospital in San Antonio.  

Trey Collins began a 12-month Administrative Residency at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas in June 2013. He is currently working to earn a master's degree in health care administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Trey holds a master's degree from UAB in business administration and a bachelor's degree in health care management from the University of Alabama. He previously worked in rehabilitaition medicine at Children's Hospital of Alabama in Birmingham.

Claire Cobb began a 12-month Administrative Residency at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas in January 2014. She is currently working to earn a master's degree in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with minors in Business and Spanish from Trinity. She previously completed an internship with CHRISTUS Health in San Antonio working on their Patient Centered Medical Home initiative.

Rendell Gazzingan began a 12-month Administrative Residency at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth in January 2014. She is currently working to earn a master's degree in Health Care Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio and holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Public Health, with minors in Public Policy and Education. She recently completed an administrative internship with CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System and previously worked in health policy in Los Angeles, California.

For more information about the administrative residency/fellowship experience, please email

Application Information

Administrative Residency/Fellowship program: Texas Health sponsors two scholastic administrative positions each year — either as a resident or fellow. The Residency and Fellowship programs begin in January each year.

Requirements: The ideal candidate will have recently completed the didactic portion of a Master of Healthcare Administration degree (MHA) or its equivalent from a graduate program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education.Only those who have recently completed an MHA or equivalent degree from an accredited graduate program and have completed a structured one-year Administrative Residency program with a hospital or health-related organization will be considered for the Administrative Fellowship program.

For purposes of application, candidates should submit the following information to the e-mail address below:

  • A one- to two-page cover letter stating career objectives, leadership experience, volunteer experience, relevant work experience, previous health care experience (if any) and how the Texas Health Resources administrative residency/fellowship program can help to accomplish them. Also, please address why you chose to apply to the Texas Health program.
  • The type of program for which you are applying
  • A current resume

Email (Microsoft Word documents only) to

Program Application

Summer Internship
January Residency/Fellowship
June Residency/Fellowship

March 31
May 31 
December 31

Employment opportunities are only reflective of wholly owned Texas Health Resources entities.

We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.