Emergency Medicine Administration Fellowship

The two-year Stanford EM Administrative Fellowship provides future leaders with valuable experience in all aspects of emergency department management.

Stanford fellows enjoy a resource-rich, entrepreneurial environment and collaboration with faculty, nursing, and hospital leadership.  Fellows have innovative opportunities to explore and experience the many facets of clinical operations and strategy in an academic Emergency Department.

Fellows are active participants in all major department operational and strategic planning discussions and meetings.  And fellows are immersed in a department that is undergoing a tremendous growth phase, with a new hospital, a new pediatric emergency department, and an expansion into digital health.

Fellows are appointed as clinical instructors at the Stanford University School of Medicine and combine clinical shifts in an academic teaching hospital with didactics, and participation in committees and projects at Stanford Health Care on:

  • quality
  • operations
  • process improvement
  • lean management
  • billing/coding
  • change management
  • digital health & innovation


Fellows also participate in formal Stanford process improvement/quality improvement programs for clinician leaders. These programs leverage top speakers from Stanford Health Care, Stanford Business School, and other institutions.  The two-year fellowship also allows fellows the opportunity to pursue a graduate degree such as an MBA or equivalent degree at highly ranked programs around the country.

The Fellow will also choose an area of focus to develop more depth in knowledge and experience. Graduates of this fellowship will be prepared to embark on a leadership track in an academic or community hospital setting.

This fellowship is ideal for board-eligible or board-certified graduates of ACGME emergency medicine residency programs.

Stanford's Administration Fellowship has been approved by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.