Fellowship in Emergency Department Quality and Management

Advanced Training in Emergency Department Quality and Management

Operations–Quality–Leadership–Patient Safety

The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) Fellowship in Emergency Department Quality & Management prepares emergency medicine (EM) physicians to become effective emergency department managers and leaders in their home departments. During the program, fellows will develop expertise in Emergency Department (ED) quality improvement and patient safety, ED operations (including clinical flow, overcrowding management, and pathway development), ED staff training and/or residency program development, and other essential management and leadership skills.

The goal of the fellowship is to provide emergency medicine clinicians with the key quality improvement, operational, administrative, and management skills they need to effectively manage high functioning and patient-safe emergency departments. The program will teach fellows how to optimize and improve their emergency departments through an evidence-based curriculum focused on ED quality improvement, operations, and education. One of the aims of the fellowship is to inspire fellows to become beacons of change within emergency medicine in their home countries or departments. Each fellow will complete a practical Capstone Project to be implemented at the fellow’s home institution upon conclusion of the program.

Program Description

Fellows will be paired with a senior emergency medicine faculty member from Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians (HMFP) who will serve in the role of primary mentor during the 12-month fellowship. The HMFP mentor will meet with each fellow regularly to monitor progress of the program, answer questions, provide feedback, and guide and facilitate learning opportunities. The fellowship curriculum will be comprised of four main components:

  • Core curriculum delivery
  • ED observation and workflow analysis
  • Administrative and EM training observation
  • Capstone Project

The core curriculum will be delivered in four content modules by the HMFP fellowship faculty. The program will also begin with a 2-week orientation and finish with a presentation of the Capstone Project.

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