Administrative Fellow and Resident Programs

About CHOC

CHOC is exclusively committed to improving the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach, education and research. Our growing health care community includes two state-of-the-art pediatric hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, many primary and specialty care clinics, a mental health inpatient center, and four clinical centers of excellence – the CHOC Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes.

Program Overview

The CHOC Administrative Training Program (Residency and Fellowship) provides comprehensive knowledge, experience and training in the internal operations of healthcare administration under the direction and supervision of the Executive Vice-President/Chief Operating Officer. The resident and fellow will translate healthcare administration theory into practice in a low-risk environment, participate in executive-level decision-making processes and develop/test their professional values and skills. In addition, the Administrative Training Program (ATP) provides an excellent learning environment and introduction to the many perspectives of healthcare management within a hospital, physician organization and healthcare system. The resident and fellow will gain exposure and rotate in key clinical departments, operating units and support areas, including the assignment of substantive projects and limited operations at the discretion of the Executive Vice-President/Chief Operating Officer. Participation in the program is not a guarantee of future employment.

Application Requirements

The following documents are required to complete your application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Personal statement: One-page written statement of career goals, interest and objectives for CHOC’s residency or fellowship position, respectively
  • Two letters of recommendation: (1) academic and (2) professional
  • Unofficial transcripts

Contact Information

If you have questions about our program, resident/fellow experience or the application process, please contact Administration Training Program at