Administration & Quality Fellowship

Emergency Medicine Administration and Quality Fellowship

The University of Wisconsin BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine is proud to offer a one-year fellowship in Emergency Department (ED) Administration and Quality. This fellowship is for Emergency Medicine residency graduates interested in developing the analytical and management skills necessary for leadership roles in administration, quality, patient Safety, and operations within an emergency department, hospital or healthcare system. Fellows in this program acquire the skills to approach day-to day ED operations with a complete view inclusive of patient safety, cost effectiveness, efficient flow principles, patient experience, and change management in order to effectively start a career path to a leadership role.

To gain operational experience, fellows regularly attend departmental and hospital operations meetings and work closely with the fellowship director to develop skills in the interpretation and presentation of operational data. Additional learning opportunities focused on finance, coding, and billing are available. 

Our curriculum emphasizes a thorough quality focus from which fellows acquire skills to develop and lead quality improvement projects, learn skills to manage a portfolio of projects including key performance indicators, and participate in our department’s Performance Improvement Committee. Fellows also gain experience from involvement in our department’s peer review process, including serving on the department’s Peer Review Committee and helping to coordinate a monthly Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) conference.

Fellows are expected to engage in scholarly activity around quality improvement projects that they lead in the emergency department and have the opportunity to participate in resident education by facilitating a quality- or leadership-focused educational grand rounds. A generous budget is also provided for fellows to attend national conferences focused on individual career and educational goals.

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Nicholas Kuehnel, fellowship director, to request more information.

Medical Director, AFCH Pediatric Emergency Department
Medical Director, Quality and Patient Experience
Assistant Professor (CHS, Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics)