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Administrative Fellowship Provides Hands-On Physician Leadership Experience

Posted on Mon, Oct 26, 2015
Administrative Fellowship Provides Hands-On Physician Leadership Experience

Fellowships offer physicians the opportunity to fine tune their skills in a particular area of interest, usually a subspecialty. Similarly, an Administrative Fellowship is intended for physicians whose professional goals and interests include departmental leadership and beyond.

Administrative leadership of hospitals and emergency departments, in particular, is a critical area of expertise and requires an in-depth understanding of the complexities. EmCare is committed to developing the physician leaders of tomorrow. In fact, it’s one of our strategic imperatives.

“The Administrative Fellowship is a fantastic opportunity to learn what it takes to be a great leader through hands-on experience and mentorship,” said Christine Bishof, MD, MPH, FACEP, Associate Administrative Fellowship Director for EmCare’s North Division.

In addition to rigorous training requirements and exposure to leadership development events, the Administrative Fellowship connects participants with close mentoring relationships that include shadowing and assisting an experienced clinical leader.

The Fellowship is an immersive two-year program that combines hands-on involvement with emergency department and hospital leadership with formal study. EmCare’s program is designed to facilitate the fellow’s education, experience and understanding of this complex system. By giving them the tools and resources to be actively involved yet still under the mentorship of executive physician leaders, the learning curve for the development of a successful physician leader is greatly reduced.

Sreedar Raja, MD, FACEP, applied for the Administrative Fellowship program at the urging of his mentor – and he hasn’t regretted the advice.

“The fellowship has given me an excellent education and hands-on training in what it takes to become a proficient leader in emergency medicine,” said Dr. Raja.

Fellowship Program Components

Highlights of the program include:
 

  • Two-year immersive training and development program
  • Mentorship by some of the nation’s top thought leaders in emergency medicine
  • Hands-on experience working with hospital administration on a variety of initiatives, including:
    • Service excellence and satisfaction
    • EMS relations
    • Financial performance
    • Physician engagement
    • Recruiting and retention
    • Staffing models and demand capacity
    • Using data for change management
  • Educational topics include:
    • Credentialing
    • Risk mitigation
    • Billing and coding
    • Budgeting
    • Accreditation requirements
    • Conflict resolution
    • Contract negotiations
    • Operational best practices

“I have always gravitated toward leadership roles, and it’s important to me to be the best leader that I can,” said Gina Porter, MD. “I feel much more prepared to take on my next leadership position. The experience and curriculum are right on target, and the mentors have been exceptional.”

For more information about the Administrative Fellowship, visit our website.

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