Administrative Fellowship Program

Your pathway to executive leadership should include the chance to influence real innovation that changes lives while growing and developing your individual skills. Explore this opportunity to apply graduate study principals in a fully integrated, dynamic health system. Read on to learn more about the advantages of an administrative fellowship with us.

About the Fellowship Opportunity

The Administrative Fellowship Program at Memorial Hermann Health System offers future healthcare leaders an opportunity to explore the facets of a fully integrated health system focused on delivering value-based care to our community through high-quality patient care and increased access to care. The fellowship position is a hybrid rotational-based program that includes opportunities for project leadership. Individuals will rotate and work in various parts of the organization including Community and Academic Acute Care, Rehabilitation, Ambulatory, Health Plan, Physician Organization and Corporate support departments. 

The fellowship is a one-year, full-time salaried position with benefits. Throughout your rotations, projects will be assigned to you, providing access to executive level leadership throughout the organization.

About Our Preceptor


Erin Asprec

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
The preceptor for the administrative fellowship is Erin Asprec, EVP and COO of the Memorial Hermann Health System. Erin joined the Memorial Hermann Health System in 2002, working as the Director of Business Development, followed by the Liaison to then President and CEO Dan Wolterman. For more than 15 years, Asprec has held integral roles within the Memorial Hermann Health System, including key leadership positions — most recently as Chief of Acute Care Services and Chief Transformation Officer, guiding the strategic, operational and financial management of Memorial Hermann's extensive network of care delivery sites. In January 2020, she was appointed as the system's Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President and leads the organization's operations, service lines, clinical transformation and consumer experience, providing executive oversight to all 17* Memorial Hermann hospitals and hundreds of outpatient clinics. Erin has been recognized by the Houston Business Journal as one of Houston's "Women Who Mean Business" and selected among the "Most Powerful and Influential Women in Texas" by the National Diversity Council. She is a member of the Executive Committe and Board of Directors of the Texas Hospital Association and has served on several healthcare and community boards. She holds a master's degree in Healthcare Administration from St. Louis University.

Our Fellowship Structure and Rotations

Our administrative fellowship allows you to apply graduate study principals in a fullly integrated, dynamic health system. Our hybird rotational-based program includes opportunities for project leadership as you rotate and work in various parts of the organization.
Quarterly Rotations:
  • 3 months:  Texas Medical Center (Level I Trauma Center)
  • 3 months:  Corporate
  • 3 months:  Community Hospitals
  • 3 months:  Ambulatory & Service Lines

Past Fellows Area of Project Involvement

  • Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital East Tower Expansion Project
  • Surgical Equipment ROI Value Analysis
  • Transfer Center Capacity Denial Projects
  • System Clinical Education Optimization
  • Built Hospitalist Scorecard for System
  • Developed Bed Logistics Department at Memorial Hermann-TMC
  • Memorial Hermann-TMC Master Facility Business Plan
  • Joint Commission Preparedness Efforts
  • Home Health Profitability Plan
  • COVID-19 Response Efforts

Who Should Apply?

Early career professionals pursuing a master’s degree in health care administration, public health, business administration or related disciplines by the program start date.
  • Program Start Date:  June 2025
  • Program Length:  One year

How to Apply

Please email your complete application packet to 
Packet should include the following:
  • Personal statement on why you're interested in the Memorial Hermann Fellowship
  • 500 word essay on "What is a major disrupter facing health care currently?"
  • Current CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Current transcript

Application & Selection Process Timeline

Information session webinars to be held 12 - 1 p.m. on:
  • June 21, 2024 - register here.
  • July 19, 2024 - register here
  • August 16, 2024 - register here.
Application opens:  May 31, 2024
Application closes:  August 19, 2024
Virtual interviews:  August 22, 2024
On-site interviews:  September 12 - 13, 2024
Offer extended:  October 2024
Start date:  June 2025

For questions or more information about the program, email

What Past Fellows Are Saying About Our Progam


William Bentley

2022 Administrative Fellow
Manager of Operations, Memorial Hermann-TMC
Why Memorial Hermann?
"While I had certainly heard of the renowned care and prestige associated with Memorial Hermann, my desire to join the team fully developed the day I stepped foot on the campus and met the passionate and lively people. The energy, drive and mission of the leaders I spoke with resonated with my own personal desire to be part of a compassionate, community-centered health system."

Key Projects:
  • Memorial Hermann-TMC Master Facility Business Plan
  • Memorial Hermann Southwest ED Throughput Improvement Plan
  • FTE Approval for Bariatric Navigation Program

Learning Opportunities:
"Forming foundational relationships and involvement as both a leader and team member in meaningful projects created the perfect storm to begin my career. I have taken the lessons learned and examples modeled for me during my fellowship year to collaborate in upholding Memorial Hermann's mission and vision in my new role. I rely heavily on the relationships I developed and continue to be involved in the work that called me to the hospital setting. I cannot speak highly enough about the opportunities this program affords."

Gabriella Lopez

2021 Administrative Fellow
Manager of Operations, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center
Why Memorial Hermann?
"For me it was important to start my career at an organization that would allow a certain level of autonomy to explore. With direction from my preceptor at the Memorial Hermann-TMC campus, I was able to fully immerse myself in the academic medical center setting, and I was able to tailor the second half of my year-long fellowship to include rotations at community hospitals and other system services departments."

Key Projects:
  • System Clinical Education Optimization Core Team Member
  • Business Case for Tele-Sitters
  • Development of the Bed Logistics Department at Memorial Hermann-TMC

​​​​​​​Learning Opportunities:
"With the right combination of smart and passionate people, stream-lined communication and a can-do attitude, teams flourish. This fellowship is an incredible opportunity to see first-hand the amount of work that goes into being a trusted source of care for the Greater Houston community."

Justin Glenney

2020 Administrative Fellow
Director of Hospital Operations, Memorial Hermann | Rockets Orthopedic Hospital
Why Memorial Hermann?
"I was drawn to Memorial Hermann because I wanted and opportunity to learn and grow in a fully integrated academic medical center that also is home to one of the busiest Level 1 trauma centers in the nation. Memorial Hermann eats culture for breakfast. I wanted to be part of an organization that had a culture of execution and support, and that's exactly what I've found here."

Key Projects:
  • FANS Transition from Sodexo to Morrison Healthcare at Memorial Hermann-TMC
  • Employee Morale Committee Member at Memorial Hermann-TMC
  • COVID-19 Special Projects

Learning Opportunities:
"Participating in the Memorial Hermann Administrative Fellowship Program, you'll work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment while learning operations, strategy an finance among other things, from some of thje top healthcare thought and operations leaders in the nation. This program provides experience within a health system that covers the full range of medical care from primary care to surgical and post-acute care to palliative care. Additionally, a medical group, insurance plan, and community benefits organization are part of the Memorial Hermann Health System that could provide key learning opportunities."

Kate Willis

2014 Administrative Fellow
VP Hospital Operations, Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital
Why Memorial Hermann?
"I chose Memorial Hermann because of the intentional focus on quality care and patient safety. The fellowship offered unparalleled opportunities to see multiple facets of a large health system from frontline workers to corporate executive functions. I also had the opportunity to build many relationships throughout the organization as a fellow. The relationships and experiences gained through the fellowship have been key in my development as a healthcare leader. I will always be grateful for the leadership and opportunities provided by this experience."

Key Projects:
  • Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital expansion
  • Physician Recruitment Process
  • Hospitalist Executive Scorecard Creation

​​​​​​​Learning Opportunities:
"I built many relationships through the organization as a fellow. I learned that relationships are crucial to anyone's success in health care. Knowing who to connect with, building a strong foundation and gaining trust is key in executing goals."

Jason Glover

2013 Administrative Fellow
Vice President Operations, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center
Why Memorial Hermann?
"Our values of caring for the community and being a leader in High Reliability Health Care, and Memorial Hermann's integrated networkacross the continuum of care allows fellows to explore a wide range of opportunities and services within health care."

Key Projects:
  • Developed a hospital scorecard that allowed the system Chief Operating Officer to quickly understand our performance on key performance indicators
  • Academic Partner Affiliate Agreement Committee

​​​​​​​Learning Opportunities:
"The Memorial Hermann Administrative Fellowship Program is a life changing experience that provides exposure to a wide array of experiences in the healthcare ecosystem. You will have the opportunity to learn leadership skills, work on impactful projects and engage in areas that interest you. The fellowship was one of my greatest development opportunities, and has been a springboard for my career. It is rare to have the access and experience that Memorial Hermann offers through the Administrative Fellowship Program."
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