The Administrative Fellowship within the Department of Emergency Medicine is a two-year program designed to provide future leaders with valuable experience in all aspects of emergency department management.
This fellowship is ideal for board-eligible or board-certified emergency medicine residency graduates.
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:
Fellows also participate in didactics related to the Stanford Operating System/Lean Management, as well as other formal physician leadership training series.
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.
Development of strong clinical skills early in career
Understanding systems issues as a clinician and as an administrator
Building relationships with nursing staff and nursing leadership
Mentoring residents and medical students
Stanford Operating System (SOS) Executive Training Sessions: Stanford Health Care management philosophy
Lean Management: understanding a powerful management tool used in healthcare systems across the country
Leadership, Operations and Process Improvement
Medical Executive Committee
ED Quality Committee
Trauma Quality Committee
Clinical Task Forces (e.g. Sepsis)
Kaizen/Rapid Process Improvement Work
Trauma Process Improvement Committee
Future Patient Value Stream
Area of Focus
Fellows concentrate on one aspect of management through a focused project designed with the fellowship director. Possible topics include:
Optimal staffing for an emergency department
Development of surge plans
Improving Fast Track processes
Entrepreneurship in healthcare
Learn from another industry through a short rotation (e.g. management consulting, venture capital, healthcare start up, telemedicine, biodesign). Dependant upon on available opportunities.
Review current literature on operations and process improvement strategies.
Opportunity to design a research project and publish in peer reviewed journal
Fellows combine clinical shifts in an academic teaching hospital with didactics.
Fellows are required to work 8 shifts per month (approximately 15 hours per week) as Attending Physician in the emergency department (ED) at Stanford University Hospital, with an academic appointment of Clinical Instructor in the Clinician Educator Line at Stanford University.
While attending in the ED, fellows supervise residents and medical students.
Fellows have the option to work as attendings in the ED of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC). SCVMC is also a level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center, serving the San Jose regional area. SCVMC is part of the County medical system and serves a diverse population of patients.
All fellows must be ABEM board certified/eligible.