Welcome from the Preceptors

Dev Sangvai     
President, Duke Regional Hospital

Dexter Nolley      
Chief Human Resources Officer, Duke Regional Hospital


Thank you for your interest in joining our Duke Regional Hospital family. 

If you are considering a career in health administration or want to learn about the daily operations of a five-star community hospital, Duke Regional is a great place to further your education and work experience.

Our flexible, rotational Administrative Fellowship program provides fellows a unique opportunity to tailor projects to their specific interests and to grow and learn in a community setting within a world-class academic health system. 

Duke Regional Hospital is proud to have served Durham and the surrounding community for more than 40 years. Our 3,000 team members are committed to caring for our patients, their loved ones and each other through living out our values of safety, excellence, teamwork, diversity and integrity.  

Duke Regional Hospital is part of Duke University Health System and remains dedicated to providing the exceptional medical care with the personal touch and convenience only a community hospital can offer.

If you have any questions regarding our program, we welcome you to contact us at your convenience.

Dev Sangvai       
President, Duke Regional Hospital

Dexter Nolley      
Chief Human Resources Officer, Duke Regional Hospital

About the Fellowship

At Duke Regional, fellows develop a unique understanding of the demands placed on the administrators of a community hospital that is simultaneously governed by both a local hospital board - the Durham County Hospital Corporation - and a leading academic health system - the Duke University Health System.

The fellowship is a 24-month program at Duke Regional Hospital, a 369-bed community facility that is one of three acute care hospitals in the Duke University Health System. It is designed to expand your knowledge in healthcare administration while gaining a unique experience in a community hospital.

The Duke Regional fellowship recruitment cycle occurs every 2 years. We encourage you to apply to Duke Regional’s Administrative Fellowship Program in 2021.

Program Details

Project Work

Project work will be proposed by the senior management team or fellow based on personal interest and organizational need.

Examples of past project work includes: 

  • Coordination and leadership for the opening of a new bariatric center of excellence and the hospital’s first outpatient clinic.
  • Analysis, assessment and implementation of a hospital-wide cost-savings plan for your printers and copiers.
  • Participation in planning for implementation of a new electronic health record.
  • Analysis and action planning to reduce health disparities
  • Tracking work injuries and implementing yearly data reports


  • Quality Management
  • Behavioral Health
  • Human Resources
  • Patient Experience
  • Community Wellness
  • Finance/Operations

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Please note:

  • We do not sponsor international visas.
  • You may apply to multiple administrative fellowship programs. Please ensure you read each program’s requirements carefully and submit all required materials to each program.
  • Applicants must have completed didactic degree requirements from an accredited master’s level program.
  • Graduate level clinical degree holders are also accepted (Ex. MD, MSN).

Apply Now

Do you meet the requirements? Have you gathered your materials? Great! Click the button below to send your application materials. The application for the 2024-2026 fellowship cycle will open 7/10/2023 and close 9/5/2023 at 5:00 PM EST. 

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Current Fellows

2nd year fellow

Samta Bhakta, MHA      
Hometown: Maple Grove, MN      
Graduate Education: University of Minnesota – Twin Cities   
Interests: Cooking, Swimming, Kayaking 

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Our Alumni

Since its creation in 1980, Duke's administrative fellowship program has historically drawn on talent from across the country. Program alumni hold positions in various areas and levels within Duke Health and beyond. 


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