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Administrative Residency Program

Valley Health Residency Program for Master in Healthcare Administration (MHA), Master in Health Services Administration (MHSA), Master Science Healthcare Administration (MSHA) and Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) Students.

How To Apply

The deadline is September 29, 2023.


  • Current MHA, MHSA, MSHA, and MSHI students from an accredited CAHME program.
  • Passion to advance Valley Health's missions, vision and values.
  • Desire to improve our communities.

Apply Now

  1. Click here to access the application (coming soon).
  2. Email the following to
    • A copy of your transcripts
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • A 4-minute (maximum) video describing your interest in healthcare, your career goals, why you are interested in Valley Health, what you are most proud of and what you hope to gain from this residency.


  • Submit application by 9/29/2023
    • Round 1 Interviews - Virtual
    • Round 2 Interviews - Onsite
    • Offers extended by end of October 2023
    • Residency Program take place June 2024 through April 2025

Where You’ll Be Working

Mountain Views with City Access

We are based in the beautiful Northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Our locations are nestled along major highways with easy access to the bustling city life of Washington, D.C. and its many suburbs.With four seasons of recreational opportunity, we have the best of the old and the new.

The region’s landscape is dotted with small towns and rural communities, colonial estates, historic sites, rolling horse farms and spreading apple orchards. The George Washington National Forest, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the start of the Appalachian Trail are only a stone’s throw away! In fact, Winchester, Virginia, was even named one of the best small towns in America. Click here to view the Guide to the Shenandoah Valley.

Things to Do

Learn more about the region we call home:

Who You’ll Be Working With

Chris Rucker, MHA
Vice President of Strategic Services and President, Valley Regional Enterprises

Chris Rucker is responsible for leading the development and execution of Valley Health’s strategy, operational planning and business development. In addition, he leads brand and creative strategy, overseeing marketing and communications, physician relations, and public relations in support of the organization’s mission and strategic growth objectives.

A former paramedic firefighter and lifelong community volunteer, examples of Rucker’s service in community and non-profit organizations include the United Way, Our Health, the Red Cross, Bright Futures, the Winchester Fire and Rescue Foundation, various chambers of commerce and the Boy Scouts of America.