How to Apply to the Administrative Residency Program

Application Requirements

Eligibility: Candidates must be enrolled in or graduating from a graduate administrative healthcare program such as MHA, MHSA, MPH, MBA, etc. Candidates who have received their master’s degree or who will receive their degree upon completion of a one-year residency are eligible to apply.   

New this year: Applicants can apply through the NCAF centralized application portal, which will go live in mid July. As there is an application fee associated with the online portal, applicants may also apply via mail. If you choose to apply via mail, please send the following information:

  • Cover letter indicating the MedStar Health Administrative Residency program(s) (maximum of two) to which you are applying
  • Three letters of recommendation (one employer reference and one academic reference are required)
  • Resume
  • Written statement of the applicant's career objectives and why you are applying for this residency
  • Official graduate school transcripts

Mail complete application packet to:

Kenneth A. Samet, FACHE
President and CEO
MedStar Health
10980 Grantchester Way
Columbia, MD 21044

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application Deadline: Applications must be either submitted through the NCAF portal or postmarked no later than October 3rd, 2016.

Phone Interview Date: Early October

Onsite Interview Date: End of October 2016

Initial Offer Date: Monday, November 14th, 2016

Start Date: June/July 2017 (negotiable)

Term: 1 year

Benefits: Full (includes paid holidays, vacation, and health insurance).

The selection process is highly competitive. After an initial review of application materials, superior candidates will be invited to interview at Washington Hospital Center. 

Acceptance in the program does not guarantee employment following completion of the program. 

Please contact the current resident if you have any questions regarding the residency or application process.

Current Resident: 

Keighley McConnell, 202-877-3799
[email protected]