Administrative Residency Program

The Residency Program

Established in 1982, the Administrative Residency Program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center offers a one-year practicum experience in the management of a large, not-for-profit, tertiary teaching hospital. The resident reports directly to the Senior Vice President of Operations and is responsible for providing staff support to the hospital's senior management and administrative committees.

The residency begins with rotational orientations in a variety of clinical and operational departments.  Over the course of the year, the resident develops working relationships with MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s senior management team and is afforded the opportunity to become involved in an array of special projects, many of which are based on the particular interests of the resident.  Accordingly, the program may include work related to hospital operations, governance, medical affairs, nursing, managed care, public affairs, ambulatory and primary care services, information systems, and finance.  Furthermore, the resident also has the opportunity to gain system-level exposure through projects related to system integration, strategic planning, and governance issues. 

To a great extent, the residency is self-directed.  Residents are encouraged to apply their individual background and experience in the work environment in order to contribute to the institution while gaining an in-depth understanding of hospital operations.

Overview of MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is a 926-bed, private, not-for-profit academic medical center located on a 47-acre medical campus in the heart of Washington, D.C. with Children’s National Medical Center, National Rehabilitation Hospital, and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.  As one of the largest teaching hospital in the Washington area, the Hospital Center trains more than 300 residents and fellows in over 30 specialties annually, as well as numerous students in nursing, medical technology, radiology, and pharmacy.

Some of the many respected specialty areas at MedStar Washington Hospital Center include the Washington Cancer Institute, the MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute, the Burn Center, Women’s and Infants’ Services, Transplantation Services, MedStar shock/trauma service, Advanced Imaging Services, and the Washington National Eye Center.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center serves as the flagship hospital of MedStar Health, a regional healthcare delivery system serving diverse communities across the Maryland and Washington D.C. regions.  Other hospitals in the MedStar Health system include MedStar Franklin Square Hospital, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, MedStar Harbor Hospital, MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital.

The Nation’s Capital

Washington, D.C. is an exciting center of healthcare activity on both the local and national levels.  Washington, D.C. is home to some of the nation’s best healthcare facilities and medical schools as well as numerous national healthcare organizations and government agencies, where U.S. healthcare policy is conceived, debated and implemented. Moreover, the District of Columbia provides a rich environment for the Administrative Resident to get involved in policy and volunteer work at the local level through the District of Columbia Hospital Association, other municipal healthcare entities, and the myriad of non-profits that call the District of Columbia home.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is an equal opportunity employer.  Selection among applicants will be made without regard to age, gender, race, religion, national origin, sexual preference, or disability.