How to Apply

MHA%20Marketing_JSJ_IMG_6229The spring application deadline for the 2019-2020 Administrative Residency is October 1, 2018. Eligible applicants are graduates of a CAHME accredited MHA, MBA, or MPH program and are first time applicants to the UF Health Shands Hospital residency program. For students with a residency requirement, coursework must be completed prior to the start of the residency. All application materials must be received in one complete packet by October 1, 2018 and sent to:

UF Health Shands Hospital
Attn: Administrative Residents
PO Box 100326
Gainesville, FL 32610-0326

Application packets received after the deadline will NOT be considered. Questions about the application process can be directed to Britta McCombie (

Required Application Materials

  • Cover letter (salutation to Ed Jimenez, CEO)
  • Current resume
  • Statement of professional goals and expectations of the residency (1-2 pages)
  • Two signed/sealed letters of recommendation (1 professional, 1 academic)
  • Official, sealed graduate transcript

Application Timeline

  • October 1, 2018: Applications Received
  • Mid-October 2018: Phone Interviews
  • Late October/Early November 2018: Onsite Interviews
  • June/July 2019: Administrative Residency Begins

“My experience as an Administrative Resident was challenging, educational, and gratifying. The varying degree of projects that I worked on allowed me to gain experiences in numerous health administration fields, and afforded me a chance to extend my competencies beyond any level I had anticipated. Moreover, my work as a Resident had meaningful impact to the organization, and I collaborated with C-Suite executives and other top ranking administrators on a daily basis. Ed Jimenez is an amazing preceptor, and I was fortunate to have him guide me through the process of maximizing my strengths, improving my weaknesses, and identifying my career focus. The UF Health Shands Administrative Residency is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I wouldn’t be where I am today without it.”

-Robert Carroll, Administrative Resident 2013-2014

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and an e-mail notification will be sent to applicants informing them whether the application is either complete or incomplete.