Administration & Quality Fellowship

Emergency Medicine Administration and Quality Fellowship

The University of Wisconsin is proud to offer a one-year fellowship in Emergency Department Administration and Quality. This fellowship is for Emergency Medicine residency graduates interested in all aspects of ED Administration and Quality Assurance and Improvement. This program is aimed at providing the skills necessary to prepare fellows to hold future administrative and leadership roles such as Medical Director or Quality Director.

The fellowship is primarily for those individuals who are interested in gaining administrative expertise by focusing on the day-to-day operations of the emergency department. The fellow will be expected to take an active leadership role in various aspects of quality and administration.   

To gain experience in daily operations, the fellow will engage in regular attendance at departmental and hospital meetings.  They will also be afforded the opportunity to serve in significant leadership roles that may vary by year.  For the 2016-2017 academic year, the fellow will serve as assistant director of the new Clinical Decision Unit that will be opening in late 2016.  They will become immersed in the day-to-day operations of the CDU, development of CDU protocols, quality assurance review of CDU utilization and, education on the optimal use of the CDU.

To gain quality experience, the fellow will participate in our department’s peer review process including serving on the Department of Emergency Medicine Peer Review Committee.  They will also help to coordinate our monthly Morbidity and Mortality Conference and participate in quality improvement projects as they develop.

The fellow will also be expected to engage in scholarly activity, which includes developing and executing their own quality improvement project in the emergency department. Additionally the fellow will have the opportunity to participate in resident education by facilitating a quality specific educational grand rounds.

This fellowship experience will extend beyond the door of UW, as our fellow will be offered the opportunity and funding to attend several national conferences. Such as ACEP’s Emergency Department Directors Academy, ACEP’s Reimbursement and Coding Conference, and the LEAN Healthcare Symposium.

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Brian Sharp, fellowship director, to request more information.

Associate Vice Chair/Quality
Associate Professor (CHS)