Emergency Medicine Administrative Fellowship

Advanced Degree: optional
ACGME Accredited: no
Length of Fellowship: 1 year (2 years with Masters)
Start: July 1
Number of Positions: 1 per year


The Emory University School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine is offering a one to two-year Fellowship in Emergency Medicine Administration. This fellowship is ideal for emergency medicine residency graduates with a strong interest in emergency medicine administration, in addressing patient care from a systems perspective, and who is motivated to pursue emergency medicine leadership roles. This is a non-ACGME fellowship that provides post-graduate training in emergency department leadership, operations, finances, staffing, strategic planning, risk management, knowledge translation, and quality improvement programs.

Training Consists of 4 Components

  • Clinical commitment: Fellows are expected to work approximately 8 shifts per month as an emergency medicine attending physician in the Emory Healthcare or Grady Memorial Hospital Emergency Departments.
  • Administration: The Administrative Fellow functions in the role of an assistant medical director under the direct guidance of fellowship and ED medical directors. This is to provide mentored career development in Emergency Medicine Administration through training in clinical operations, quality improvement, leadership, management, strategic planning, and interdisciplinary problem solving.
  • Education: The fellows will participate in national training courses and a dedicated Administrative Fellowship curriculum. Fellows pursuing two-year programs will typically pursue a Masters degree (masters of business administration, public health, or hospital administration).
  • Research: To develop expertise and better understand the research process, the fellow will work with faculty to design and carry out a research project relevant to EM administration. The two year fellowship program will also require the production of a peer reviewed quality research project in the fellow’s selected area of interest and the opportunity for completion of a Masters level program.

Professional Development

  • The Fellow will be sponsored by the department to attend a national conference relevant to their interest in Emergency Administration - such as the ACEP Directors Academy, the ACEP Leadership Academy, or the ACEP Coding and Reimbursement courses.
  • Fellows submitting scholarly projects (research, innovations) to national meetings will be sponsored to attend those meetings to present their work.
  • The Fellow will be expected to attend the Dept of Emergency Medicine’s New Faculty Orientation and the Fellows’ Curriculum series.

Application Process


  • Completion of an ACGME Emergency Medicine Residency training program
  • Board Eligible or Board Certified in Emergency Medicine
  • Eligible for a medical license to practice in the State of Georgia

Important Dates

  • Application Materials Acceptance Period: January 1st  - September 30th
  • Interview process: August 1st – November 1st
  • Final selection: November

Required Application Materials

The Emergency Medicine Administrative Fellowship application materials listed below should be submitted to the Fellowship Directors for consideration of candidacy and is required for an invitation to interview.

  1. Current Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Intent
    a) Please addresses the following in a one-page or less, single spaced personal statement:  
    1. Why are you interested in completing an Emergency Medicine Administrative fellowship?
    2. What are your post-fellowship career goals and how will an Emergency Medicine Administrative Fellowship help you achieve these goals?
  3. Three Signed Letters of Recommendation (Scanned copy if electronic version is unavailable. Please address to the Emergency Medicine Administrative Fellowship Directors.)

Contact Us

This fellowship is for Emergency Medicine Physicians and is separate from the Emory Healthcare Administrative Fellowship for master’s level graduates. More information on this program can be found at: http://emoryhealthcare.org/employment/career-programs/administrative-fellowship-program/application-process.html .

For more information about this Emergency Medicine Administrative Fellowship, please contact:


Michael Ross, MD

Fellowship Co-Director


Nicole Franks, MD

Fellowship Co-Director