2025-2026 Couris Family Administrative Fellow Program

At TGH, we believe growing and developing leaders is the key to building a pipeline for future administrative talent and leadership. The Couris Family Administrative Fellow Program consists of a two-month rotation with the Executive Vice Presidents and other key leaders to develop a comprehensive understanding of a complex health care system with a strong vision to be the safest and most innovative academic health system in America. Following the rotations, the rest of the year will be project based under the direction of your chosen preceptor. TGH has a rich teaching and training history in medicine, we aim to provide a world-class teaching experience for future administrative leaders as well.

Shared Purpose Statement

We heal. We teach. We innovate. Care for everyone. Every day.

Vision Statement

TGH will be the safest and most innovative academic health system in America.

Advisors and Preceptor

Based upon areas of interest, fellows will be matched with a preceptor from one of the organization’s administrative functions. This preceptor will be responsible for engaging with the fellow throughout the program. Preceptors will do this through one-on-one meetings, mentorships, guidance, feedback on performance, and some project work during the one-year rotation. David Howard, Director, TGH-USF People Development Institute will serve as the Administrative Fellowship Program advisor and will also work with the fellows throughout their one-year rotation.

The Couris Family Administrative Fellow Program provides the opportunity to work with our:

  • President & CEO
  • Executive VP & Chief Information Officer
  • Executive VP & Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer
  • Executive VP & Chief Operating Officer
  • Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer
  • Executive VP & Chief People & Talent Officer
  • Senior VP & Chief Nursing Executive

Eligibility

Eligible applicants must have completed the didactic portion of their MBA, MHA, MPH, MD, JD, or PhD. Due to the nature of the Administrative Fellow Program and the expectations when performing project work throughout the organization, TGH’s Administrative Fellow Program is a Master’s level (or higher) position.

Application Requirements

Please compile the following into one PDF file for submission in this order:

  • Resume
  • Personal Statement (1 page max)
  • Graduate School Transcripts
  • Essay (500 words or less)
    • Tampa General Hospital has a unique culture in which we lead with Authenticity, Kindness, Transparency, and Vulnerability. Please describe what it means to you to lead with these qualities and how it improves a sense of belonging and resiliency for team members.
  • Letters of Recommendation (Optional)

Application/Selection Process Timeline

  • Applications Open: July 29, 2024 at 8:00 AM EST
  • Applications Close: September 9, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST
  • First Round Interviews: Week of September 23, 2024
  • Second Round Interviews: Week of September 30, 2024
  • On-Site/Final Round Interview: October 14 and 15, 2024

Meet the Current Fellows

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Krystal Cardona was born and raised in Belize City, Belize. She earned both her Bachelor of Medical Sciences and her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degrees from the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica. This afforded her the opportunity to train and practice as a physician in Jamaica and her home country of Belize. Hoping to make a broader impact on the health care delivery system, Krystal moved to Tampa where she completed her Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree at the University of South Florida. During her pursuit of her MHA degree, she gained valuable experience during an internship at USF Tampa General Physicians (USFTGP) which further solidified her passion for the health administration field. She hopes to incorporate her diverse experiences and clinical insight into her role to make a positive difference in healthcare delivery.

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Jocelyn Carrazco obtained her Healthcare Master of Business Administration (HCMBA) from Florida International University. She is a South Florida native and completed her Bachelor’s degree at Florida Atlantic University. Jocelyn has garnered valuable understanding of healthcare challenges, both domestically and internationally, through her shadowing opportunities. Participating in Delray Medical Center's pharmacy operations and efforts to prevent narcotic diversion has provided her with valuable experience within a healthcare system. Her dedication to enhancing healthcare has driven her aspiration to enact tangible transformation and advocate for the well-being of patients and their caregivers.

Meet the Past Fellows

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Laura Pemble
Fellow Year: 2023-2024
MHA: University of South Florida

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Azzam Albashir
Fellow Year: 2023-2024
MSHA: University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Blake Thompson
Fellow Year: 2023-2024
MHA: University of South Florida

Join Us for an Informational Webinar

Learn more about the 2025–2026 Couris Family Administrative Fellow Program at an upcoming informational webinar. Choose from the following dates and register online to claim your spot

  • Monday, August 12, 2024 at 9:00 AM–10:00 AM EST
  • Wednesday, August 14, 2024 at 12:00 PM–1:00 PM EST
  • Friday, August 16, 2024 at 5:00 PM–6:00 PM EST