Executive Residency Program
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Program Overview

Our cohort-based learning model ensures that our 20-25 annual ERP residents have ongoing, valuable exposure to HCA Healthcare executives, leaders, peers, business and community leaders— helping to equip them for a future leadership role.

As an ERP resident, you’ll be part of one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers. With 270,000 colleagues, 184 hospitals and 2,000 sites of care located in 21 states and the United Kingdom, our scale allows us to offer endless ways for you to make an impact at every stage of your career, everywhere we’re located.

Program designed to ensure success in future leadership roles, through:

  • Experience: Find the right leadership role through rotations across hospitals, markets, service lines of business, and corporate offices.
  • Exposure: Receive support and development from a dedicated, experienced executive leader through rotations and professional experiences
  • Education: Participate in our cohort-based learning model, with group and self-study opportunities through virtual and in-person learning sessions.

Program offers residents a full-time salary and benefits, including:

  • Healthcare insurance
  • Retirement savings
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation compensation up to $5,000

HCA Healthcare’s investment in leadership at every level ensures its reputation for quality patient care and operational excellence. And the accolades we’ve received are just one way we measure our success. The most important way we measure success is by what our residents say about the program and how it supports their career aspirations.

Questions? Email us at
[email protected].


Benefits

Our residents may be eligible for up to $5,000 relocation benefits, as well as benefits like:

Health insurance coverage

Retirement savings

Paid time off

Are You Eligible?

To be eligible for the HCA Healthcare Executive Residency Program beginning in June 2021, your graduate degree must be obtained between July 1, 2020 and May 30, 2021. If your degree was obtained prior to July 1, 2020, then you are no longer eligible. We encourage you to search other opportunities at HCA Healthcare at Careers.HCAhealthcare.com.

  • Qualified applicants must have a Master’s degree (MBA Healthcare Concentration/MHA) or equivalent course work completed from a U.S.-based university.
  • Preferred applicants hold a Master’s degree from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME®); however, applications from equivalent non-CAHME® graduate programs will be accepted for review.
  • This 1-year program is a direct-entry, early-career training program that begins immediately upon completion of a healthcare-related graduate degree.
  • We’re unable to sponsor visas for this program.

Connect with us to find out if our program is a fit for you!

Invitations to apply are shared with candidates after a screening interview. Please email [email protected] for more information.

Application Process and Timelines

Application is by invitation only.
The application process is extremely competitive and by invitation only. Through a rigorous selection process, just 20-25 residents are welcomed into the program each year. We’re always searching for applicants with diverse experiences, backgrounds and interests that best support and serve patients in our communities nationwide.

In this program, resident placement and experiences are customized according to career track. As part of the selection cycle, candidates will be asked to select one of the following career tracks:

  • Hospital Operations
  • Physician Practice Management
  • Ambulatory Surgery
  • Strategy & Innovation

Application Process

HCA Healthcare's 2020 ERP Application Cycle opens on March 26. Beginning September 1, we will begin interviewing candidates. On October 9, our Application Cycle closes. On October 30, our Interview Process will end, and offers will be made by November 13*.
*Date subject to change

Application Process

Program Experiences and Rotations

During the year-long program, residents will participate in rotations, working besides our best leaders in several key areas. Our rigorous program strives to provide residents with hands-on experience, through exposure to a variety of environments and experts that will prepare them to succeed in a leadership role.

Program experience: Learn from our best.

HCA Healthcare’s Executive Residency Program uniquely provides all residents with a personalized support network during their residency. In addition to the support of peers, leaders and executives, residents have a dedicated, experienced executive leader to guide them through the rotations and experiences and support them in their development.

The program cohort will participate in group and self-study learning from senior HCA Healthcare executives and industry experts through both virtual and in-person learning sessions. Each residents will complete a rotation across hospitals, markets, service lines of business, and corporate offices.

We assess performance at the end of the one-year residency. Only those with the highest performance will move on to a second year, with an offer for a full time leadership role with a HCA Healthcare business unit.

Our second year residents will receive leadership development with a cohort-based program called Early Career Collaborative.

Rotation experience: Work beside our best.

The residents participate in core and customizable rotations within various facilities/centers/departments/physician practices and service lines of business. Varied rotations inform greater insight into operational strategic decision making and problem solving across the enterprise. Rotations also create opportunities to build relationships with executives, leaders, and staff. The duration of each rotation will vary from a few hours to multiple weeks. Example rotations include Cancer Clinics, Quality and Regulatory Departments, Physician Relations, and Strategy and Innovation.

In addition to rotations, residents will be accountable for completing various projects and experiences to apply their learning.

Feedback from Previous Residents

Our unprecedented scale offers you incredible career opportunity. Find out below what our previous residents have to say about the program.

Jonathan M.

Class of 2019

Applying for the ERP is without a doubt the best decision I have made thus far in my professional career. The level of structure and support around the Executive Residency Program is quite exceptional and provides residents ample opportunity to connect and learn from leaders across the entire international organization.

Jonathan M.

Class of 2019

Applying for the ERP is without a doubt the best decision I have made thus far in my professional career. The level of structure and support around the Executive Residency Program is quite exceptional and provides residents ample opportunity to connect and learn from leaders across the entire international organization.

Lisa T.

Class of 2020

I chose to work for HCA Healthcare because of the structure, trajectory, and focus on mentorship included in the Executive Residency Program. Having the opportunity to work directly and be mentored by my facility’s leadership team has given me “boots-on-the-ground” learnings on how to be the first choice for our community’s patients, providers, and staff.

Lisa T.

Class of 2020

I chose to work for HCA Healthcare because of the structure, trajectory, and focus on mentorship included in the Executive Residency Program. Having the opportunity to work directly and be mentored by my facility’s leadership team has given me “boots-on-the-ground” learnings on how to be the first choice for our community’s patients, providers, and staff.

Purav M.

Class of 2020

Leadership development is woven into the very fabric of HCA Healthcare's culture. And its Executive Residency Program offers aspiring healthcare leaders an unparalleled opportunity. You'll receive a program guide outlining core and customized rotational experiences, ongoing check-ins with fellow residents, access to senior leaders and projects that help accelerate development for a future leadership role.

 

Purav M.

Class of 2020

Leadership development is woven into the very fabric of HCA Healthcare's culture. And its Executive Residency Program offers aspiring healthcare leaders an unparalleled opportunity. You'll receive a program guide outlining core and customized rotational experiences, ongoing check-ins with fellow residents, access to senior leaders and projects that help accelerate development for a future leadership role.

 

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Contact Us

To get in touch with the Executive Residency
Program team, please send all inquiries to

[email protected]