The Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) Administrative Health Care Fellowship Program provides selected participants with the opportunity to broaden and enhance their training, professional skills, and experience in health care administration. This two-year fellowship offers experience working closely with a dynamic team of senior administrators, mid-level management, and clinicians. Project assignments will be in four different areas: clinical/quality, operations, health insurance, and finance. The overall goal of the program is to encourage fellows to further develop their careers in health care administration. We are interested in fellows with varied backgrounds in public health, medicine, business, and other related professions.


Masters or other professional degree in related health care or business field, demonstration of practical experience in project management and performance or process improvement techniques required. Experience in data analysis and working knowledge of computer databases. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills required. Must be graduating from an accredited graduate program in May/June 2017.

The fellowship will run from August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2019.​ There will be a junior fellow and a senior fellow each year with a one-year overlap.

PROGRAM Structure

The program will begin with an orientation to HUHS, which will include meeting with senior administrators, managers, and clinicians throughout the organization. At the end of the introductory period, the fellow will be assigned by the senior fellow to one or more projects.

Year 1: Areas of Focus

  • Clinical/Quality
  • Operations
  • Finance (clinic and/or health plan)
  • Health Insurance

Year 2: Flexible Assignments/Projects

  • These opportunities accommodate career development interests in other areas such as:
    • Operations Management
    • Quality Improvement/Regulatory
    • Technology Management
  • Fellowship Program Management
    • Planning and operations of recruitment and orientation process
    • Management, supervision, and oversight of junior fellow
    • Updating fellowship page on the HUHS website

Professional Development

In addition to rotations, leadership skills are further developed in other ways such as:

  • Presentations to senior leadership and management group
  • Participating on various committees surrounding key areas of HUHS, including: Quality Performance Committee, Student Health Planning Committee, Health Information Services/Medical Records, Patient Safety, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Behavioral Health, and the PnC Core Advisory Team
  • Attending other conferences/training

Leadership and Mentorship

Program Directors

Soheyla Gharib, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Harvard University Health Services

Paul Barreira, MD
Director, Harvard University Health Services

The administrative fellows will meet weekly with the Chief Medical Officer and regularly with the Director. In addition, fellows will be assigned a mentor that closely aligns with the fellow’s primary area of interest to serve as an advisor throughout the program. Outside of these formal relationships, there are numerous opportunities for the fellows to create informal relationships with members of the management group, which includes directors and managers of both the clinic and health plans.


Interested candidates should email their resume/CV and completed application to Brenda Martinez at by 11:59pm on October 14, 2016.

Position Description

Important Dates

October 14, 2016 Application deadline (statement of purpose, cover letter, resume, recommendations)
October 17-21, 2016 Phone screenings and first round interviews
November 7-15, 2016 Final round of on-site interviews
November 18, 2016 Notification sent to selected candidate

Program Contact

Brenda Martinez
Administrative Fellow
75 Mount Auburn Street, 6th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138

Past and Present Fellows


Brenda Martinez
Graduate School: Emory University
Hometown: San Francisco, CA


Sonam Mehta
Graduate School: Columbia University
Hometown: Diamond Bar, CA
Current Position: Program Manager, Clinical Excellence Research Center at Stanford University 


Nicholas Shiel
Graduate School: University of Michigan
Hometown: Brookline, MA
Current Position: Epic Application Analyst, Mount Auburn Hospital


Temilola Onabanjo
Graduate School: Harvard University
Hometown: Nigeria
Current Position: Internal Medicine Resident, Jacobi Medical Center

Harvard University Health Services Overview

Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) was established in 1898 to provide exemplary health care to the Harvard community -- students, faculty, staff, retirees, and their dependents. Since 1954, HUHS has operated as a multi-specialty medical practice where primary care physicians, specialists, allied health professionals, educators, and support staff combine their unique strengths and knowledge to deliver a broad range of health care services, including:

  • Primary care for all ages, including 24-hour urgent care services
  • Specialty care for a variety of medical and surgical subspecialties
  • Mental/behavioral health services
  • Dental service
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical therapy
  • Center for Wellness
  • On-site laboratory and radiology
  • Health education and prevention programs

HUHS also operates satellite clinics on the Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School, and Harvard Medical Area campuses. The satellite locations provide primary care and mental health care. In addition, HUHS manages two insurance plans, the Harvard University Student Health Program (HUSHP), which is available to Harvard students, and the Harvard University Group Health Plan (HUGHP), which is available to Harvard faculty, staff, and their dependents.